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Robert Kolker

January 3, 2005 | Feature
The California Stem-Cell Gold Rush

Will New York lose its best medical minds to the lure of unfettered research and the promise of biotech billions?

November 15, 2004 | 2004 Race
MoveOn and ACT: A Movement in Search of Its Next Cause

Here’s the real agony: New York money, sweat, and political muscle played more of a role in this election than in any in recent memory—and even that wasn’t enough.

September 27, 2004 | Feature
The Bad Superintendent

To the Harvard-obsessed parents of Roslyn, New York, Frank Tassone appeared to be the ideal schools chief. Then $8 million went missing, Tassone became a prime suspect, and the details of his secret double life began to emerge.

September 20, 2004 | The City Politic
Law Pre-Enforcement

The NYPD’s crowd-control and arrest tactics kept the convention largely violence-free. But is preemption’s civil-liberties cost too high?

August 30, 2004 | Feature
A Quiet Riot

Yesterday, Hordes Marched Peacefully. Tonight, Rudy Puts On the Gloves.

August 16, 2004 | Intelligencer
The Politics of Being Afraid

Scared? Don’t be, says Corey Robin, whose new book, Fear: The History of a Political Idea, argues that trepidation is an “instrument of repression.” Robert Kolker talked to the Brooklyn College professor.

July 26, 2004 | Feature
Happy 85th Birthday, Bob Morgenthau

How old is too old? The Manhattan D.A. gears up for the race of his very long life.

July 11, 2004 | Intelligencer
Trial and Terror

Lynne Stewart’s self-defense.

June 28, 2004 | Class Action
Students of Summer

Why Bloomberg’s social-promotion ban’s bark is worse than its bite.

June 14, 2004 | Class Action
What It Takes

Sure, it’s possible to go from the sprawling madness of the city’s public schools to Yale. But only if you’ve got the single-mindedness and marketing savvy of an M.B.A.