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The City Politic Archive

October 11, 1999
Law & Ordure

The mayor has every right to attack dung-flecked art -- except the right to sanction a museum showing it. As if such particulars ever mattered to the Scarpia of City Hall.

September 27, 1999
My Darling Clemency

The offer to pardon FALN terrorists inspired a textbook case of political hot potato as the mayor, the "Post," and even the cardinal lobbed burning spuds Hillary's way.

July 19, 1999
Hill Country

Hillary Clinton may not be a seasoned pol, but she kicked off her Senate campaign like one, coming on not like gangbusters but like someone with all the time in the world.

June 14, 1999
Centrist Casting

Rudy Giuliani isn't the only sort-of-moderate Republican looking to rent a Senate seat; meet Suffolk County congressman Rick Lazio, preaching the unlikely gospel of inclusion.

June 7, 1999

Harold Ickes -- the "nuclear weapon" of political campaigning and unlikely Bubba loyalist -- is quietly laying the groundwork for Mrs. Clinton's Senate bid.

May 10, 1999
Not in Service

Reasonable people may concur with Mayor Giuliani's vow to dismantle the Board of Education, but the timing smacks of politicking elsewhere, not leadership here.

April 12, 1999
Alienable Rights

To black New Yorkers, Rudy Giuliani's seemingly enlightened promise of "one city, one standard" never rang true -- as the Diallo case has now made brutally clear.

March 8, 1999
Divided We Stand

Where are the politicians -- particularly the white politicians -- willing to confront the racial schism over police brutality and offer real leadership?

February 15, 1999
Class Warfare

Painfully aware the Republican Party has no use for two moderate New Yorkers, Rudy and George have turned their private battle of wills into a schoolyard brawl.

October 19, 1998
Al Hands on Deck

Low voter turnout usually helps the GOP, but if Al D'Amato can't inspire the voters, Chuck Schumer could be the surprise beneficiary of a scandal-scarred electorate.