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April 23, 2001
Out of Comptroller?

Carl McCall has stellar endorsements and an enviable war chest. So why does his campaign for governor feel like it's losing momentum?

April 9, 2001
Learn, Baby, Learn

We beat crime by holding precinct commanders accountable for every mugging and break-in on their watch. Now it's time to let Mr. Chips fall where he may.

April 2, 2001
Who's Off First

Alan Hevesi beat the pack to declare his candidacy for mayor. But could he ever be pronounced the winner when many can't pronounce his name?

March 19, 2001
Pol Versus Pole

Congressman John Sweeney led the Republican troops in Miami last November. But when he wrecked his car a few weeks ago, he stayed way out of the limelight.

March 12, 2001
Dese Dems Don't Doze

Keep an eye on the Campaign for America's Future, a liberal policy group that's funneling anger over the election into agenda-setting Democratic strategies.

February 26, 2001
What's the Big Idea?

Lacking a major threat -- fiscal crisis, racial disharmony, San Pellegrino drought -- the mayoral wannabes struggle to define what they're running for (or against).

February 12, 2001
Pardon Me?

Sure, the pardons smell and the loot looks like shameless greed. But that applies as much to several other White House departures as it does to Bill Clinton's.

January 15, 2001
Pay It Forward

The GOP lost the election, even if it took the White House. Instead of being bitter, every liberal member of Congress should remember the mandate is ours.

January 1, 2001
Closing the Books

Daniel Patrick Moynihan brought to the Senate a scholar's nose for historic issues, and to the academy a pol's ear for issues of moment.

December 11, 2000
Trump Card?

To run Dubya's transition, Andy Card may need the kind of friends in the opposing party most pols don't have in their own. He might just be the man for the job.

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