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Michael Tomasky

April 8, 2002 | The City Politic
The Adjuster

Dennis Rivera cultivated a lefty image as head of the health-care-workers union, but with a popular Republican governor headed for a second term, some changes were in order.

March 18, 2002 | The City Politic
Talking Trash

No one wants to grapple with the city's garbage crisis, least of all the mayor, who seems willing to sacrifice schools and libraries rather than ruffle feathers in Staten Island.

March 4, 2002 | The City Politic
Inside Agitators

The Working Families Party is making serious inroads into the Liberal Party base, which could have an impact on the Democrats' chances in the upcoming gubernatorial election.

February 4, 2002 | The City Politic
Discount Labels

From George Pataki making nice with Dennis Rivera to Mike Bloomberg communing with Al Sharpton, the top Republicans are acting more like Democrats than the Democrats.

January 14, 2002 | The City Politic
Rudy Who?

Mayor Mike's delivery may have left something to be desired, but his message came through loud and clear: Everyone needs to get real about the budget shortfall -- even the Yankees.

December 24, 2001 | The City Politic
2001: A Race Odyssey

New Yorkers went to the polls on the morning of September 11, but what began as a primary vote ended up a test of character that made winners of some and left others in the rubble.

December 17, 2001 | The City Politic
The Good Soldier

For yielding to Hillary Clinton in the Senate race, Nita Lowey was rewarded with a key leadership role that's thrust her onto a national stage. She hasn't wasted the opportunity.

December 3, 2001 | The City Politic
The Untouchable

In the final weeks of the mayoral race, the Democratic leadership essentially declared Al Sharpton beyond rebuke -- a stand that's sure to haunt the party for years to come.

November 19, 2001 | Feature
Carpe Dems

Why did so many Democrats desert Mark Green once they were in the privacy of the voting booth? Distrust of liberal politics and worship of wealth made city voters welcome a mogulocracy.

November 5, 2001 | The City Politic
The Domino Theory

At this point in the mayoral race, only a connect-the-dots series of events could keep Mark Green out of Gracie Mansion -- but anything can happen . . .

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