Bill de Blasio

The New York mayor's accomplishments have been overshadowed by avoidable missteps with the media and in Albany.

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Bill de Blasio's Rubber Stamp?

The inside story of how Melissa Mark-Viverito came to run the New York City Council

The untold tale of how a progressive party's long game helped install a City Council partner for Bill de Blasio.

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Giuliani and Bloomberg were tolerant of gays. Why do only Democrats boycott a homophobic St. Patrick's Day parade?

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Bill de Blasio wants to raise taxes on the wealthy to pay for public education. He should say why else he wants it.

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Elizabeth Warren came to New York City to put pressure on the moderate leaders of the Democratic Party.

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Bill de Blasio's Crash Course in Pothole Politics

NYC's mayor learns the hard way that snowplows trump populism

Bill de Blasio's welcome gift was a snow storm. How he (mis)handles it could help determine the effectiveness of his mayoralty.

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Step Aside, New York City. Los Angeles's Populism Is for Real.

City to consider the highest minimum wage in the country

In Los Angeles, the conditions are ideal for populist proposals—like the highest minimum wage in the country.

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Please, Liberals: Stop Abusing 'A Tale of Two Cities'

It was the best of lines, it was the worst of lines

It was the best of lines, it was the worst of lines—and now it's a cliche with no connection to a great book.

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How De Blasio’s Inauguration Hinted at Wider Implications

His focus on inequality is New York-centric. Will it be heard farther afield?

The inaugural festivities on New Year’s Day’s for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio felt awfully like an event of national import and impact. In one row next to the podium were two prospective presidential candidates, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Ceremonially swearing in de Blasio (who was officially sworn in at midnight the night before) was a former president, Bill Clinton.

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New York City Mayor-elect (and still Public Advocate) Bill de Blasio had a victory party Tuesday night that, like his victory party nearly two months ago at the end of the Democratic primary, fit its campaign. Back in September, de Blasio had risen from fourth to first in the polls in scarcely a month, and duly the party was held in a small, dark night club packed largely with people in on the joke.

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