Bill de Blasio
Stop-and-frisks are plummeting—and so are violent crimes.
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?
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
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.
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'
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.