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John Heilemann

October 31, 2005 | Feature
The Chancellor's Midterm Exam

Joel Klein says dealing with the teachers and their union is like “working in a rice paddy,” while their leader’s allies whisper that he’s a loser on the way out. And this is supposed to be a good time for public education in the city. The contentious reign of the school czar.

October 24, 2005 | The Power Grid
Diller's Foxy Strategy

Google, shmoogle. Barry Diller thinks he can outsmart the Web’s superpowers. And he’s done it before.

October 3, 2005 | The Power Grid
Pining for Bork

He was as divisive a Supreme Court nominee as can be imagined. But Democrats should hope they get a pick like him. Here’s why.

September 19, 2005 | The Power Grid
Katrina and The Clintons

The flood in New Orleans gives a sharp new focus to Bill Clinton’s New York conference—and a boost to Hillary’s presidential hopes.

August 15, 2005 | Feature

Think Wal-Mart is just going to pack up its box and go home? Think again.

July 25, 2005 | Intelligencer
NASCAR Nation’s Super-Chef

Mario Batali, the man behind Babbo, sets out to feed 75 million race-car fans. “They’ll cook literally anything,” he says admiringly.

May 30, 2005 | Feature
The Choirboy

As head boy at a legendary choir school, Lawrence Lessig was repeatedly molested by the charismatic choir director, part of a horrific pattern of child abuse there. Now, as one of America’s most famous lawyers, he’s put his own past on trial to make sure such a thing never happens again.

April 4, 2005 | The National Interest
King Karl

Think Karl Rove is losing on Social Security and Schiavo? Those are mere tactical skirmishes—he’s got a grander prize in mind.

March 7, 2005 | The National Interest
The Big Bomb in the Senate

The Republican right is desperate to implement what’s called the nuclear option, ending filibusters. There may be blowback.

February 14, 2005 | The National Interest
Dean Without Screams

Why even center Democrats should stop worrying and learn to love Howard Dean (or, at least, love fighting with him).