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The City Politic Archive

October 27, 2003
Zero for Heroes

Many of the people who spent months in the pit at ground zero have respiratory ailments. And no health insurance. And no aid from the government. Why?

October 13, 2003
My Ex-Friend George

To get reelected, Bloomberg desperately needs Pataki’s help. Why is Pataki going to leave him hanging?

August 18, 2003
The Windmill Factor

New York’s own Knight of the Hopeful Countenance heads for the Beltway—refusing, as ever, to yield to the right while watching liberalism’s flank.

August 11, 2003
Mark My Words

A charge of racism probably cost Mark Green the mayoralty. As he prepares to reenter public life, Green reflects on the attacks that persist even now.

July 28, 2003
Polls Vaulting

Assuming Michael Bloomberg plans to run for a second term, the time to tackle his nasty numbers is now; herewith, some unsolicited advice.

July 14, 2003
Anything Goes

Republicans want to lay a cornerstone at ground zero during their national convention? Only Democrats, apparently, are barred from exploiting 9/11.

June 23, 2003
Lib Liberation

Both the left and the right love to pile on Sidney Blumenthal for the crime of being an unrepentant, big-mouthed liberal.

June 2, 2003
Teflon Mike

Everyone from the rich to the nicotine-deprived is mad at the mayor. But don’t count him out yet: Even the legions who oppose him know our woes aren’t really hizzoner’s fault.

February 17, 2003
Joel Klein's 200 Club

The plan to standardize the school system’s curriculum for all but 200 schools is making anxious the very people the system needs most if it’s to improve: the middle class.

May 5, 2003
Voodoo Economics

George Pataki may not deserve all the blame for the collapse of New York’s economy, but his obeisance to the Republican tax-slashing agenda will hurt the state for years to come.

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