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The Power Grid Archive

June 12, 2006
Can Pataki Fail Upward?

As a governor, he’s been a success only in terms of longevity—which must mean it’s time to run for president.

April 17, 2006
Let Juice Loose

Baseball is self-flagellating over steroids with wet noodle George Mitchell. It can’t be serious about stopping them. And it shouldn’t be.

March 27, 2006
Poker at Ground Zero

Larry Silverstein, George Pataki, and a few other big bettors are playing a high-stakes game downtown. Who loses? Probably us.

March 13, 2006
George III

Virginia senator George Allen has the charm and red-meat appeal of a certain sitting president. Can he win the throne by running away from him?

February 27, 2006
Should Cheney Go?

Even some Republicans wish he would—Bush could anoint a successor (Condi, George Allen, even McCain). But here’s why Bush won’t push him.

February 13, 2006
Lost in Space

The King of All Media and the smartest CEO in radio just moved to satellite. So why is Sirius poised to fall back to Earth?

January 23, 2006
Chuck’s Chance

Whatever happens with Judge Alito, Schumer is likely the Democratic winner. It’s all part of his secret plan for senatorial domination.

January 9, 2006
The Softening of a Software Man

Like the robber barons, Bill Gates has moved from trying to take over the world to trying to save it. No wonder no one’s afraid of Microsoft anymore.

December 19, 2005
N.Y.'s Favorite Republicans

John McCain and Rudy Giuliani seem like the kind of GOPers city Dems could get behind—but one’s pro-life and the other can’t win and won’t run.

December 5, 2005

Google may be the giant asteroid that is going to make the old-media dinosaurs extinct—but the publishing industry is trying to head it off.