Bill de Blasio
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.
Giuliani and Bloomberg were tolerant of gays. Why do only Democrats boycott a homophobic St. Patrick's Day parade?
Bill de Blasio wants to raise taxes on the wealthy to pay for public education. He should say why else he wants it.
Elizabeth Warren came to New York City to put pressure on the moderate leaders of the Democratic Party.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In an enlightening interview, New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio—who in about 36 hours will be Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio—further contributed to the sense that despite his dominance among several demographics even in the Democratic primar