- September 10, 2001
- Après Moi, le Déluge
For Giuliani, the mayoral election is all about his legacy. And who could make him look better than Peter Vallone?
- August 27, 2001
- Over the Rainbow
Talk of a black-Latino coalition to put Fernando Ferrer in Gracie Mansion presumes an African-American voting bloc that may not, in fact, exist.
- August 20, 2001
- New World Order
Wake up! Campaign-finance reform has made a contender of gadfly George Spitz as well as Alan Hevesi; term limits have given us the most hotly contested races in years.
- August 6, 2001
- Seeing Green
When Randi Weingarten broke bread with her nemesis, mayoral candidate Mark Green, maybe the teachers-union head was reading the writing on the blackboard.
- July 23, 2001
- Truth and Justice
Chuck Schumer has bravely introduced -- gasp! -- honesty into the judicial-confirmation process. John McCain warned him he'd pay for it. Just wait until the fall.
- July 9, 2001
- Wealth Vs. Wisdom
Much of what Michael Bloomberg has said and done -- and unsaid and undone -- since declaring his candidacy for mayor suggests that it's possible to be too outside.
- June 18, 2001
- Smart As a Pistol
Looking to the future, Joe Lieberman considers last November's election debacle, and how hot-button issues like gun control will affect the next.
- June 11, 2001
- Endorsement Tango
With the mayoral race fully under way, the Democratic hopefuls are courting partners who can deliver votes and support. Here are the ones to watch.
- May 21, 2001
- Slave Trade-Off
Don't accuse Al Sharpton of grandstanding in Sudan; the anti-slavery mission was the real thing. But back at home, he can't seem to resist hijacking the mayoral race.
- May 7, 2001
- Green No More
Entering the race for mayor, Mark Green shows signs of growing beyond his unctuous, punch-line-drunk image and coming across as serious, thoughtful -- even mature.