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The Candidate: Election Season Classic May Ease Pain as It Entertains

William Bradley | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Some people watch It's A Wonderful Life at Christmas time; I watch The Candidate at election time. Crisply directed by Michael Ritchie, it is highly recommended for Democrats and independents dreading Tuesday night's results.

This Brave Congressman Taught Me How to Break News

Jim Sleeper | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

I first learned how to break news in 1982 thanks to Major R. Owens, a canny yet noble fighter for economic and social justice who served 12 terms in Congress and died this week.

Mad Men Meets the Assassination of Martin Luther King

William Bradley | Posted 06.29.2013 | TV
William Bradley

The Flood is a good episode of Mad Men, especially in a Season 6 off to an uneven start. It came at a good time, too, reassuring that our characters are not all irretrievably stuck in tedious personal melodramas. That, actually, they can be very appealing people.

Should Mayors Rule the World? Ed Koch Thought So and May Be Proved Right

Jim Sleeper | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

Shouting and waving his arms throughout the 1980s, New York Mayor Ed Koch tried to make his city accept a harsh teaching that seemed incontrovertible to savants of municipal finance and governance at the time but may not hold now.

Mad Men: Danger! Slippery When Soapy (Especially in Dark Shadows)

William Bradley | Posted 07.15.2012 | Entertainment
William Bradley

If there's one thing we know for sure about the latest episode of Mad Men, it's this: All this soapiness can mean only one thing. People are about to die.

Mad Men: Whose Side Is Time On, Anyway?

William Bradley | Posted 06.03.2012 | Entertainment
William Bradley

The roar of generational change got ever louder in this week's Mad Men, so much so that Roger Sterling plaintively wondered when things will go back to normal.

September Surprise?

Henry J. Stern | Posted 10.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

The possibility of an upset in the special election September 13 to fill Anthony Weiner's congressional seat should cause Democratic leaders some anxiety. The Republican nominee, Bob Turner, is running hard.

The Politics of Mayor Bloomberg's Snow Removal Response

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Danny Groner

There is such an uproar over the snowy residue that some believe the storm could grow political. So where has Mayor Bloomberg gone wrong?

Mad Men: "The Summer Man" Is Clearing His Head

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

It doesn't look like Matt Weiner is much of a Beatles fan. We've had Bob Dylan, the Beach Boys, and now the Rolling Stones ... but the lads from Liverpool have been relegated to Christmas gifts for Don's kids bought by his former secretary.

The Toughest Job in America

Sam Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sam Roberts

Who was really "America's Mayor," Rudy Giuliani or John V. Lindsay? Each could stake a credible claim to that rubric, which was the title of a book about Giuliani and of one that I just edited on Lindsay.

HuffPost Review: Stonewall Uprising

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Koch

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America's Mayor in the New York City Sleeper Hold: John Lindsay, In Retrospect

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John R. Bohrer

Of course America should love John Lindsay now... again. In an age where Mad Men gets four seasons, he's the Don Draper of New York City mayors.

Where Are the Snows -- and Shovels -- of Christmas Past?

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Winship

It once was said that the definition of a city was a place where one could keep a mistress and buy a violin; to me it's a place where someone else does the sidewalks.

The Time The President Didn't Intervene

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John R. Bohrer

In the first year of his first elected term, Lyndon Johnson made the presidency look easy. Landmark bills on education, health care and civil rights were flying through Congress. But he stayed out of New York politics.

The Question Mark Next to Bloomberg's Name

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John R. Bohrer

How do you solve a problem like Mike Bloomberg? That is to say, how do newspapers label a candidate like Mike Bloomberg?

The Miracle Mets and John Lindsay: New York's Unforgettable Summer Of 1969

The Observer | John Koblin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In this summer of our discontent, a season of buckling banks and wheezing newspapers, it might be well to remember that as far as crisis years go, 200...