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Politics Archive

April 22, 2013
The Second Act for Obama’s First-Termers

President Obama’s new team is almost in place, which means a slew of Washington insiders have had to find new gigs.

April 22, 2013
The Albany Machiavelli

With unmatched political virtuosity, Andrew Cuomo has so far bent the state capital to his will. But things are about to get a lot tougher.

March 25, 2013
What Is Dick Cheney Trying to Tell Us?

In the new Showtime documentary The World According to Dick Cheney, the ex-veep has plenty to say about 9/11, his former boss, and his legacy.

March 25, 2013
“Yes, I’m Black—Duh”

Bill Thompson and the strange place of race in this year’s mayor’s race.

March 11, 2013
Back on the Trail

When disgraced South Carolina governor Mark Sanford decided to run for office again, he asked his ex-wife, Jenny, for her blessing. Whether he has her vote is another matter.

March 11, 2013
Proud Loser

In a December 1964, National Review essay, Ronald Reagan told readers to keep the faith.

March 11, 2013
A Dictionary of New Republican Usage

New terms used by Eric Cantor, Bobby Jindal, and more.

March 11, 2013
Lipstick on an Elephant

Deep behind a tangle of denial and rebranding initiatives, a GOP resuscitation plan emerges.

February 18, 2013
The Speech Obama Put on Repeat

Jon Favreau’s most enduring riffs.

February 11, 2013
“Who Can Imagine Ed Koch Anywhere But in New York?”

Loving a broken city, which mostly loved him back.

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