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The Imperial City Archive

August 18, 2008
The Humor Deficit

McCain and Obama seem like funny guys, so why are their campaigns anything but?

July 21, 2008
Meet the Press Now

The commentariat Russert leaves behind has never been larger, or louder. But is it really any more powerful?

July 14, 2008

For New York’s founding editor, the city was like a giant novel waiting to be written, a pageant of ambition. And no one wrote it better than he did.

June 16, 2008
I’m Not Totally Sure We Can

Ten November scenarios to give an Obama supporter agita.

May 12, 2008
About That Crush on Obama

If Barack is out of touch with America, then the media must be too.

April 14, 2008
Falling Out of Love With Bill

Could Democrats and Republicans be finding new common ground—in seeing the ugly truth about their erstwhile heroes?

February 25, 2008
Is Demography Destiny?

Only, as it turns out in this election, in three (more or less) hard-and-fast cases.

February 4, 2008
Anatomy of a Freak Show

(Romney + Huckabee)/3 + .01 McCain + √Giuliani = Bush. And some other things we’ve learned about this long, strange race.

December 10, 2007
La Vie en Morose

The surge is working! Yikes. Stem cells can be harvested embryo-free! Boo-hoo. A recession in the offing? Happy days are near again.

November 12, 2007
Nuclear Meltdown

A crucial moment looms in the Iran debate, even as big questions remain unasked. Like, could we live with a nuclearized Tehran?