The End of the Rainbow
October 31, 2013
Big cities are turning against Bloomberg-style mayors. This 1993 TNR piece explains why we first turned to them.
The Truth About the Obamacare Rollout
October 18, 2013
The feds botched the website. But the states are doing much better.
Why Bill de Blasio's Nicaraguan Work Worries Me
September 30, 2013
Dear Bill de Blasio:
The second-day story from New York City’s primaries last week could have been the exceptional performance of the city’s unique system of small-donor public financing.
Why the New York City Democratic Primary Is So Hard to Predict
September 09, 2013
Here’s my rule of thumb: Data-driven electoral analysis gets harder and harder the farther you get from a two-party presidential election. There are fewer polls, and they’re less accurate. Partisanship becomes less powerful.
Even Bill de Blasio Won't Be Able to Fix Income Inequality
September 05, 2013
Mayor de Blasio would be battling the one percent—and history
New Yorkers Have Fallen in Love With a Mayoral Candidate
August 13, 2013
A couple months ago, as it dawned on New Yorkers that the mayoral campaign was not just background noise but actually worth paying attention to, my friends and I became more aware of the contours of the Democratic race.
This Obamacare Rate Shock Is Good for You
July 17, 2013
Obamacare got some good press this morning, for a change. According to state officials in New York, insurance premiums for residents buying coverage on their own will fall by 50 percent next year, thanks to the new health care law.
Must-See Summer Art Shows
June 19, 2013
Three idiosyncratic exhibits at the Met, MoMA, and Neue Galerie
This homage to the Franch New Wave makes make Lena Dunham look like Hannah Arendt.