MOST RECENT ARTICLES BY:

Peter Keating

  1. Democratic Control of New York State May Be Just One Special Election AwayA race in Westchester on Tuesday could finally flip control of the state Senate — if a rogue Democrat doesn’t block the blue trifecta.
  2. New JFK Files Highlight the Kennedy Administration’s Dark SideIncompetence, surveillance, and secret plots to bring down Castro.
  3. early and often
    The Ultimate Guide to Watching the Election ResultsAn hour-by-hour look at the key local races, and how the night will play out for Clinton and Trump.
  4. john f. kennedy
    The Strange Saga of JFK and the Original ‘Dr. Feelgood’He’s the one who made him feel all right.
  5. Can Chris Christie Tame His Inner Bully?A key question, and we still don’t know the answer.
  6. garden variety problems
    Does the Tea Party Realize It Lost in New Jersey?A movement of dead-enders now.
  7. early and often
    The Ultimate Guide to Watching the ElectionHow to follow the returns hour by hour: the pivotal states that could swing the election, local pols to watch, and historic state laws on the ballot.
  8. know your history
    Remembering Oklahoma City, and How Bill Clinton Saved His PresidencyThe bombing created a huge political opportunity, which Clinton quickly seized.
  9. loose cannons
    The Right Calls Obama Hitler. Why Aren’t Jewish Groups Making More Noise?Limbaugh and his ilk have redefined the terms of political debate, and Jewish organizations have not caught up.
  10. the fine print
    Beyond the Public Option: Four Questions You Need to Be AskingThe answers will determine whether reform passes — and what your health insurance will ultimately look like in the Age of Obamacare.
  11. obit
    Never Meant to Be President: Ted Kennedy, SurvivorHe lived, and served, long enough to appreciate politics as a messy craft with a long horizon.
  12. Health Care’s Major OperationsChronicle of a historic bill foretold.
  13. the big stuff
    The Idiot’s Guide to Health-Care ReformOur guide to the major players, from Obama to the Blue Dogs — their goals, strategies, and odds of success.
  14. the new clintonism
    The Good Soldier: Hillary Clinton As Secretary of StateShe has turned herself into Obama’s greatest asset, on Capitol Hill as much as around the world.
  15. early and often
    Does Obama Herald a New Democratic Era in the South?If so, it’s being driven by a coalition of voters American politics has never seen before.
  16. early and often
    Our Super-duper, Ultrasimple Election-Watching GuideWant to stay on top of the numbers as they come in tonight? Here’s what to look for as you surf the Net and wonder whether it’s okay to like Pat Buchanan.
  17. early and often
    Yeah, About 2012: Even Alaskans Are Souring on Sarah PalinThe statistics constantly touted by the McCain campaign to hype Palin’s popularity are months old. She might not even be reelected as governor.
  18. early and often
    Look Out! Possible Obama LandslidePundits and pollsters keep wondering if the race is tightening. What’s actually happening is that the prospects for a Democratic landslide are growing.
  19. early and often
    How Obama’s Putting That Big Bank to Its Best UseSo Barack Obama shattered all expectations and records by raising an amazing $150 million last month. Exactly what does that advantage mean?
  20. early and often
    Those Mysterious Undecided Voters, and Why Obama Should Be Worried About ThemObama may have already skimmed as many voters as he’s likely to get from the undecideds.
  21. slideshow
    The Presidential Race’s Most Effective Campaign SpotsBefore the final debate seems as good a time as any to evaluate the best of what we’ve seen so far.
  22. early and often
    Meet the Adviser Stabbing at McCain’s Self-destruct ButtonWant the most destructive assessment you can get of a John McCain policy proposal? Just ask McCain’s own senior policy adviser, Douglas Holtz-Eakin.
  23. early and often
    How Palin, McCain’s Kryptonite, Could Still Take the DebatePalin has been driving independent and moderate voters in key battleground states away from John McCain, and that fact is going to frame how she debates Joe Biden on Thursday night.
  24. early and often
    Keating: McCain Now Openly Indulging in (Political) PornographyWith his latest ad, falsely accusing Barack Obama of wanting to teach kindergartners about sex before they learn to read, John McCain’s 2008 campaign has become political pornography.
  25. early and often
    McCain Throws Crumbs to Crowd Hungry for Red MeatWhereas Barack Obama needed to move toward the rest of his party to succeed last week, McCain needed to move away from his, and that ain’t easy at a convention.
  26. early and often
    With Biden Versus Palin, Florida Just Might Decide Another Presidential ElectionIf you want to know who’s going to win the presidential election, forget the polls and just ask your grandma how her friends in Boca are going to vote.
  27. early and often
    RNC Speakers Rally Troops to Best of Their AbilitiesThe first night of the Republican convention had scattered compelling moments and one great speaker, but as spectacle, it fell flat.
  28. early and often
    Best Speech of Hillary Clinton’s Career Caps Genuinely Exciting DNC NightOn day two of their convention, Democrats finally got some red meat.
  29. early and often
    Barack Obama Weak Link in DNC TV CoverageIf you evaluate the Democratic convention as pure spectacle, five things happened on Monday to make its first evening a pretty big success.
  30. early and often
    How Biden May Head Off Latent Obama BacklashPoll numbers at the opening of the Democratic convention show that Biden was more than a shrewd pick; he may have been a necessary pick.
  31. How to Fix the MTAA five-point plan for saving the subway.
  32. Another Kind of MoneyballDoes Cablevision’s waging such an expensive, messy fight against the Jets’ West Side stadium make good business sense?
  33. The Big End RunMayor Bloomberg’s plan for a West Side stadium is further along than you might think. Sheldon Silver could be the only one who can stop it.
  34. And They’re Off…Rudy’s Crowd-Pleaser Starts The 2008 Race. It May Also Be The High Point of His Career.
  35. Must-See TV?An opinionated preview of the Republican roster.