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The Populist Case for Caroline Kennedy

Al Giordano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Al Giordano

Caroline Kennedy's open support for marriage rights for gays and lesbians in an era when top liberal Democrats can't bring themselves to support it offers the best antidote to the Rick Warren blues yet.

Our Own Sarah Palin

Sherman Yellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sherman Yellen

The old New Yorker in me believes Gillibrand would best serve the people by shooting Canadian geese over airports rather than repairing our Bush-broken nation.

Behind The Scenes Of The Paterson, Kennedy Senate Drama

New York Magazine | Chris Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In which the most private of persons decides to go public, only to learn that mother always knows best. ...

I Ran for Office with Kirsten Gillibrand

Brian Keeler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Keeler

I applaud the Governor's choice, and I think as you get to know Senator Gillibrand, you will come to admire and support her as I have.

Gillibrand, Sitting in my Den

Claudia Ricci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Claudia Ricci

Less than three years ago, on a winter Sunday afternoon, Kirsten Gillibrand sat in the den of my 1850s farmhouse in upstate New York, contemplating her very first run for office.

Now We'll Know if Caroline Kennedy Is Serious About Serving

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Boyce

A free ticket to the U.S. Senate should be given only to someone who is willing to earn it under a different circumstance, and I assure you, Senator Gillibrand is that sort of person.

New York's Next Senator: Opposed to the Obama Agenda

Lawrence O'Donnell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence O'Donnell

The Gillibrand simple-minded devotion to balancing the federal budget above all else means that she must oppose everything on the Obama agenda.

Sarah Palin and Caroline Kennedy Aren't Victims of Glass Ceilings, There is Something Wrong with the Floor.

Etan Bednarsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Etan Bednarsh

Both Palin and Kennedy were obviously unprepared for the offices each sought. Had a ceiling not stopped them, we would have more serious social issues to deal with.

Kennedy Found Out that Politics is for Politicians

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

A bruised Kennedy did the right thing, the only thing that she could do when her head bumped against the realities of political life, she dropped out before she was dumped.

She's No Kennedy

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

Caroline Kennedy is a woman. Some of the most oppressed people on earth are women named Kennedy. Ergo, appointing Caroline to the US Senate is striking a blow for women and humankind.

Clinton Senate Seat: New York Republicans Want To Force Vote

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ALBANY, N.Y. — Republicans in New York's Legislature are pushing for a special election to fill the expected vacancy in the U.S. Senate instead ...

Blagojevich 2.0

Lloyd Garver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lloyd Garver

What Blagojevich did is so shocking that it could make "Lincoln turn over in his grave." But Caroline getting the seat because of her zillion-dollar fund raising ability wouldn't do the same?

An Anti-Kennedy Coalition: Radio Ranters and Intellectuals

Martin Nolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Nolan

The Empire State is a triumvirate uniting the House of Clinton, the House of Cuomo and the House of Paterson. Would reviving the Kennedy dynasty disturb this delicate ecological balance?

Cuomo Aide Is Said to Try to Slow Kennedy Bid

nytimes.com | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Even as Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo insisted he was staying out of the competition for New York's soon-to-be-vacant Senate seat, a top Cuomo aide...

New Yorkers Saying No to Aristocracy As Sole Qualifier In a Democracy

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

The forces of money and power in New York are trying to replicate what their counterparts engineered here in Colorado.

Caroline Kennedy: Don't Tear Down That Wall

Howard Bragman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Bragman

I don't like to be too simplistic but you either love life in the public eye or you don't. I don't believe Caroline Kennedy loves it.

NY Times: Caroline Kennedy Less Of A Candidate Than An Idea Of One

New York Times | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and DAVID M. HALBFINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After weeks of criticism that she had not opened up to the public or the press, Ms. Kennedy has embarked on a series of interviews. But in an extensiv...

Send Caroline Kennedy to Court of St. James

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Obama should stop this torment that is being prepared for Kennedy by offering her the Court of St. James, the U.S. Ambassadorship to Great Britain.

My Virtual Gift List for This Holiday Season

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Now that you can give crap to people without actually having to give them anything in reality, here is my virtual gift list for this holiday season.

Caroline Kennedy Senate Bid: Resistance Grows Among Democrats

New York Times | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Resistance is emerging among Democratic officials against Caroline Kennedy as she pursues Hillary Rodham Clinton's seat in the United States Senate, w...

7 Days: Green Jobs, Caroline Kennedy and Rick Warren

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Green

Is Obama's choice of Rick Warren another example of the president-elect giving conservatives the visual while later giving progressives the policy?

Caroline Kennedy and the U.S. Senate

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The notion that it would somehow be unfair to appoint Kennedy because she has not toiled in the House of Representatives for a decade should not be one that ordinary voters take seriously.

The Political Growth and Power of Caroline Kennedy

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Madeleine M. Kunin

It's possible that I am being too sensitive about gender bias, but is the "experience" question raised more frequently for women than it is for men?

Is Caroline Kennedy our Sarah Palin?

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Kelly

One of them has a law degree from Columbia and has co-written two critically acclaimed books about the Bill of Rights. The other has a journalism degree from college in general and had a memorable conversation with Katie Couric.

Caroline Kennedy is the New Fifty

Suzanne Braun Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Suzanne Braun Levine

Women in their fifties and sixties -- what I call our Second Adulthood -- are a new breed, liberated by better health, greater longevity, experience in the larger world, and self-confidence that is increasing every day.