- February 17, 2003 | The City Politic
- Joel Klein's 200 Club
The plan to standardize the school system’s curriculum for all but 200 schools is making anxious the very people the system needs most if it’s to improve: the middle class.
- March 17, 2003 | The City Politic
- Justice Delayed
For five years, Osama bin Laden’s alleged weapons procurer has been in a downtown jail (where he stabbed an officer, causing brain damage). We deserve to see him have his day in court.
- May 30, 2005 | The City Politic
- The Accidental Candidate
C. Virginia Fields is currently the Democrat with the best chance of beating Bloomberg—now she just has to figure out what she stands for.
- February 7, 2005 | The City Politic
- Who Failed the C Train?
Not a homeless person. It was Governor George Pataki, and his enabler, Mayor Mike Bloomberg. A lesson in why budgets matter.
- May 16, 2005 | The City Politic
- The Stadium Catbird Seat
In the battle for the West Side stadium, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver holds all the cards. He never knew he had so many friends.
- May 5, 2003 | The City Politic
- Voodoo Economics
George Pataki may not deserve all the blame for the collapse of New York’s economy, but his obeisance to the Republican tax-slashing agenda will hurt the state for years to come.
- February 21, 2005 | The City Politic
- Marriage Counseling
How did Mayor Bloomberg arrive at his complex position on gay marriage? Very quickly—and very carefully.
- March 3, 2003 | The City Politic
- Mother's Day
Womenpolitically astute, technologically savvyfigured prominently in the antiwar rallies. George W. may be dismissive, but Democrats should recognize an opportunity.
- June 2, 2003 | The City Politic
- Teflon Mike
Everyone from the rich to the nicotine-deprived is mad at the mayor. But don’t count him out yet: Even the legions who oppose him know our woes aren’t really hizzoner’s fault.
- October 20, 2003 | Feature
- Mr. Comey Goes To Washington
Just as his terrorism and corporate-corruption cases here are heating up, United States Attorney James Comey is heading south to become John Ashcroft’s deputy. What’s a nice, nonpartisan prosecutor going to do in a Justice Department like that?