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The City Politic Archive

April 21, 2003
Learning Curve

Now that George Pataki has shown his true colors—ice blue—Mayor Bloomberg faces the reality of a $6 billion deficit and just what it will take to pull the city through this crisis.

April 7, 2003
New York Statesman

Intellectual, author, and social activist, Daniel Patrick Moynihan never fit neatly into anyone’s stereotype of a politician, even though his passion for New York superseded all.

March 17, 2003
Justice Delayed

For five years, Osama bin Laden’s alleged weapons procurer has been in a downtown jail (where he stabbed an officer, causing brain damage). We deserve to see him have his day in court.

March 3, 2003
Mother's Day

Women—politically astute, technologically savvy—figured prominently in the antiwar rallies. George W. may be dismissive, but Democrats should recognize an opportunity.

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.

February 3, 2003
Cool on the Hill

Hillary Clinton—team player after all—continues to gain the confidence of her Senate colleagues while deftly building a power base and lashing out against W.'s agenda. Now it's time to do more.

January 13, 2003
True Lies

L’Affaire Lott, like Enron, demonstrated the GOP’s brilliant rewriting of history. Social Security is next -- will the Democrats be ready?

January 6, 2003
The Democrats' Lot

Even the president's brother jumped on the dump-Lott bandwagon -- as if that alone would resolve the GOP's race problem. Do Democrats finally have an issue to reunite them?

December 16, 2002
Put On a Happy Face

It's not surprising that with looming budget cuts and tax hikes, the mayor's popularity is plummeting, but why is he so reluctant to get out and show he's more than a suit?

November 25, 2002
The New New Deal

After years of fumbling, Republicans have finally found an effective delivery system for their agenda, raising the question: Could W.'s era have as enduring a political impact as FDR's?

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