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Michael Tomasky

September 14, 2009 | The National Interest
Obama’s Mule Team

To pass health care, he’ll need to find a way to harness that most stubborn of species: centrist senators.

June 29, 2009 | The National Interest
The Obama World Order

The president’s rhetoric has helped make change seem possible in Iran and the Middle East. Now comes the hard part.

June 1, 2009 | The National Interest
Obama’s Real Hundred Days

With health care and climate change on the agenda, the next hundred are more important than the first. Get ready for the Summer of Shove.

August 3, 2009 | Intelligencer

Centrist Democrats think that going slow on health care is good politics—but if Obama loses, they lose, too.

October 6, 2008 |
The Day Everything Changed

Modern New York, with its safe streets, its gentrified Brooklyn, and booming tourist economy, was born on January 1, 1994. And, love him or hate him, it was Rudolph Giuliani who made the city what it is.

November 17, 2003 | Intelligencer
The New Liberal Guilt

Why the news from Iraq poses a moral dilemma for Bush-bashing Democrats.

August 18, 2003 | The City Politic
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 | The City Politic
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.

August 11, 2003 | Profile
Sexy in the City

What turns us on? Wit. Money. Power. Smarts. Killer looks—but also a killer apartment. These 50 New Yorkers have some (or all) of the above.

July 28, 2003 | The City Politic
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.