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The City Politic Archive

April 16, 2007
Too-Straight-Talk Express

Memo to Rudy: Get a strategist and handler before you start talking about ferrets again.

April 2, 2007
Mike’s Managerial Missteps

On issues like homeless families and school busing, the mayor’s vaunted CEO expertise hasn’t been much use. Can he turn around his second term?

February 26, 2007
Spitzer on a Rampage

The governor’s tactics are more improvised than premeditated, but he has state legislators right where he wants them—running for cover.

January 22, 2007
Uncool New York

This city is behind several others—even Chicago!—in its efforts to combat global warming. Mayor Bloomberg can do much better.

December 11, 2006
Eliot Versus the Sloths

His predecessor didn’t do him any favors. And the new governor will need all his wiles to defeat the two-headed monster currently ruling Albany.

November 20, 2006
The Chutzpah Mandate

How Chuck Schumer and Eliot Spitzer, both grating, obsessive perfectionists who don’t much like each other, finally gave Dems a victory.

September 25, 2006
Landslide Surfing

There’s power in the huge majority Eliot Spitzer is liable to run up in November. But riding it to greatness is far from simple.

July 24, 2006
Brooklyn Bantustan

The fight over David Yassky’s entry into the congressional race in a heavily black district obscures a crucial fact: The GOP loves minority-majority districts.

July 10, 2006
Here Hillary Stands

Love her position on the war or hate it, you can’t argue that she’s waffled. And isn’t that what we want in a politician?

June 19, 2006
Noodge Versus Bully

It’s a nasty race, of course, and the bully (Andrew Cuomo) is winning. But don’t count Mark Green out yet.