Bill de Blasio

A Populist Just Kneecapped Eric Cantor. Should Hillary Be Worried?
June 11, 2014

A populist just kneecapped Eric Cantor over his Wall Street ties. Could the same thing happen to Hillary Clinton?

Bill de Blasio's First 100 Days Have Been a Hard Introduction to Major-League Politics
April 03, 2014

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

Bill de Blasio's Rubber Stamp?
The inside story of how Melissa Mark-Viverito came to run the New York City Council
February 18, 2014

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

It Takes a Democrat To Oppose Homophobic Parades
February 05, 2014

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

Bill de Blasio Should Just Admit It: He Wants to Tax the Rich
January 27, 2014

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

Warren Comes to New York to Push Cuomo, and Maybe Clinton?
January 24, 2014

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

Bill de Blasio's Crash Course in Pothole Politics
NYC's mayor learns the hard way that snowplows trump populism
January 23, 2014

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

Step Aside, New York City. Los Angeles's Populism Is for Real.
City to consider the highest minimum wage in the country
January 13, 2014

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

Please, Liberals: Stop Abusing 'A Tale of Two Cities'
It was the best of lines, it was the worst of lines
January 02, 2014

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.

How De Blasio’s Inauguration Hinted at Wider Implications
His focus on inequality is New York-centric. Will it be heard farther afield?
January 01, 2014

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.

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