Cory Booker Never Spoke for Newark Like Amiri Baraka Did
January 21, 2014
The poet and activist was the soul of the New Jersey city.
Great for Newark, Not Great for D.C.
September 05, 2013
It’s more Paul Ryan than Paul Wellstone.
Newark's Terrible New Foreclosure Fix Idea
May 08, 2013
Activists in the city think eminent domain can save their neighborhoods—but the plan would never work.
Is Christie Abandoning His True Base?
January 11, 2013
His biggest boosters, a coterie of Wall Street conservatives, have lost their love.
The ‘Heroic’ Mayor and His Local Haters
December 14, 2012
And that food-stamps challenge? Yeah, not helping.
Why Booker Stands a Chance of Beating Christie
December 13, 2012
It all comes down to the Dems.
Unhappy Valley: A Startup Party's Tinge of Gloom
September 21, 2012
Tech startups are as hot as ever in Silicon Valley, but at a conference in San Francisco, there are hints of hard times ahead.
Washington Diarist: A Saint in the City
August 01, 2012
“HE IS THE RARE man of sixty-two who is not shy about showing his ass—an ass finely sausaged into a pair of alarmingly tight black jeans—to twenty thousand paying customers.” This panting observation about a rock star was committed by the editor of The New Yorker. I miss Eichmann in Jerusalem, almost. David Remnick’s 75,000-word profile of Bruce Springsteen is another one of his contributions to the literature of fandom.
Wait, Wasn’t Bain Supposed To Be Off-Limits?
July 12, 2012
Early last month, a political blogger at a major national newspaper, as part of a growing chorus, all but declared that Mitt Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital was effectively defunct as a campaign issue. The headline: “Bill Clinton sticks another fork in Obama’s Bain strategy, says Romney had ‘sterling’ business career.” The top of the article: “The shelf life of President Obama’s Bain Capital strategy appears to be rapidly shrinking.