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April 22, 2013 | Features
The Albany Machiavelli

With unmatched political virtuosity, Andrew Cuomo has so far bent the state capital to his will. But things are about to get a lot tougher.

April 15, 2013 | Intelligencer
Malcolm in the Muddle

In Albany’s long-running sitcom, a new episode.

March 25, 2013 | The City Politic
“Yes, I’m Black—Duh”

Bill Thompson and the strange place of race in this year’s mayor’s race.

February 11, 2013 | Intelligencer
The Mayor of Crazytown

Ed Koch’s towering self-regard made him the perfect person to lead New York to sanity.

January 28, 2013 | The City Politic
Lhota and the Old Days

“I am not a tool of Rudy Giuliani,” says mayoral candidate Joe Lhota. But escaping the shadow of America’s mayor may be tougher than he thinks.

January 14, 2013 | Features
The Left Flank

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has taken on the role of liberal gatekeeper—trying to goad Barack Obama and Andrew Cuomo away from the Democratic center.

December 17, 2012 |
20. Because Our Mayor Isn’t Afraid to Talk Gun Control.

Americans bought so many firearms on Black Friday that the FBI’s background-check system crashed twice.

December 17, 2012 |
19. Because Our Governor Isn’t Afraid to Talk About Global Warming.

“It is real. I believe it’s been coming for twenty years.”

December 17, 2012 |
59. Because We’re Turning the East River Into a Green-Power Dynamo.

The quest started three decades ago at NYU.

December 10, 2012 | The City Politic
Outside In

To become mayor, Bill de Blasio has to harness the energies of the outer-boroughs—and paint Christine Quinn as a Bloomberg clone.

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