Sam Mellins

Sam Mellins

Associate editor of New York Focus. Journalist reporting on criminal justice, labor, elections, and NYS/NYC politics.
May
20
Biden’s Drilling Moratorium Is Not A Moratorium

Biden’s Drilling Moratorium Is Not A Moratorium

The president was lauded for an oil and gas order — but he hasn’t done what experts say is necessary to actually halt fossil fuel development on federal lands.
Apr
14
On Unions, A Gap Between Biden’s Words And Actions

On Unions, A Gap Between Biden’s Words And Actions

The president pledged two initiatives to halt Amazon-style union busting — but he has not tried to use executive authority to make them a reality.
Apr
12
The Grassroots Battle To Change America’s Labor Laws

The Grassroots Battle To Change America’s Labor Laws

To fight for historic worker rights legislation, major unions and the socialist left are joining forces like never before.
Mar
04
“Vegas Is An Amazing Place For Progressives”

“Vegas Is An Amazing Place For Progressives”

Buoyed by Bernie’s big 2020 caucus win, Nevada progressives hope to win control of the Democratic Party’s state leadership this weekend.