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The City Politic Archive

May 10, 2010
Which Street Are You On?

Why are Chuck Schumer and Mike Bloomberg so heated over financial regulation? It’s hard to get from Wall Street to Main Street.

November 30, 2009
Trying Question

Why putting Khalid Sheikh Mohammed on trial downtown is the right thing for the U.S.—and the city. (And if Rudy were still U.S. prosecutor, he’d agree.)

November 16, 2009
The New Power Generation

Bloomberg may have squeaked back in as king—but now he has two ambitious princes to contend with.

May 25, 2009
Dem Bums

The city has not elected a Democratic mayor in twenty years, and this year’s candidates have an uphill fight. Why can’t the party rise again?

March 9, 2009
Eliot’s Problem Child

When Governor Spitzer resigned a year ago, he left a bloated budget—and, worse, a successor who hasn’t proved he’s up to the job.

December 22, 2008
The Cinderella Kennedy

Suddenly, it seems possible that David Paterson will pass the torch to a new generation of Kennedys. But is this really a good idea?

November 10, 2008
I, Bloomberg

The city’s mayors inevitably tend toward the imperial and autocratic. Why did we think this one would be different?

September 29, 2008
Bullish for Bloomberg

If the mayor wants to change the term-limits law—and go for a three-peat—the Wall Street crisis provides the perfect opportunity.

April 21, 2008
All the Governor’s Men

Aides like Darren Dopp would have walked through fire for Eliot Spitzer. And in a sense, Dopp has.

October 29, 2007
Stale Mates

Eliot Spitzer and Joe Bruno are fighting each other. But they’re beating up everyone else.