Newark

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.
What to expect from Senator Cory Booker
September 05, 2013

It’s more Paul Ryan than Paul Wellstone.

Newark's Terrible New Foreclosure Fix Idea
Activists in the city think eminent domain can save their neighborhoods
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.

Booker vs. Christie Would Be the Best Campaign of 2013 (Or Maybe Any Year)
November 19, 2012

What would happen if these two social-media kings collided in 2013?

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.

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