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Deblasio's Tale of Two New York's Is Not New, But It's Working

Dominic Carter | Posted 11.10.2013 | New York
Dominic Carter

Déjà vu. It's almost scary how close this race for mayor is shaping up as a repeat of the past. Been there, done that. However, at the end of the day, it was a disaster for Democrats.

In Praise of Mayoral Underdogs

Tom Allon | Posted 09.09.2013 | New York
Tom Allon

Beware political top dogs. They often end up in the dustbin of history.

WATCH: Documentary On The '9/11 Election'

Posted 06.11.2013 | New York

As the Bloomberg era winds down in New York City, a re-released documentary offers a look back at its turbulent beginning: the 2001 mayoral race. ...

Obama: Glamour or Charisma?

Craig Crawford | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics
Craig Crawford

Current TV : Mark Green, radio talk show host and former New York City public advocate, and political blogger Craig Crawford, author of The Politics o...

City Cracks Down On Overpriced Manicures...For Men

Posted 05.23.2012 | New York

In post-metrosexual America, plenty of dudes (see: Charles Barkley) are getting manicures, pedicures and waxes. And for years in New York, salons ...

Quinn Gains 20-point Lead in Dem Primary Race Poll

Dominic Carter | Posted 06.25.2012 | New York
Dominic Carter

If you're City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, the race for NYC Mayor can't get here fast enough. But historically, good news for front-runners can also be bad news.

Jewish Leaders Denounce Kristol Anti-Semitism Charge

Mark Green | Posted 01.01.2012 | New York
Mark Green

It is disingenuous to raise the canard about Jews and Wall Street in order to denounce it.

The 9/11 Election: A Personal Reflection

Mark Green | Posted 11.07.2011 | New York
Mark Green

It's September 24, 1999 and it looked like I would be running for mayor. So begans two years of glad-handing, fund-raising, and speeches, as Deni and I confide privately (away from the kids, staff, and journalists), "Can't wait till September 11!"

How Al Sharpton Has Become Sarah Palin's Hero

Keli Goff | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics
Keli Goff

Sarah Palin could get in just long enough to serve as a grenade that shakes up the race and then get out early enough to avoid embarrassing herself. Then she can really live the dream.

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.

Betrayal of the Public Trust

Henry J. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

Alan Hevesi is guilty of much of what he has been accused of, even though it is unclear just what crimes, if any, he has admitted. However, the timing of the proposed plea bargain is less than perfect.

The Struggle to Protect Maternal Health Abroad

Amb. Mark Green | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amb. Mark Green

While we naturally think of Mothers Day in American terms, I can't help but think of that woman I met -- long since passed away -- and those like her who are battling each and every day for the future of their children.

Fifty Lessons Learned from a Decade of Service in International Development

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Luce

I recently had the honor of addressing the Fellows of the New York City New Leaders Council as part of their 2010 Institute. My topic was "Lessons in Non-Profit Management and International Development."

Stewardship Report Endorses and Fetes First Two Candidates for N.Y.S. Assembly

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Luce

The just-launched Jim Luce Stewardship Report has just endorsed its first two candidates for the New York State Assembly -- and is throwing a party to...

Democracy, Now Brought To You By Coke And Pepsi

Megan Carpentier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Megan Carpentier

The Supreme Court throws out the ban on direct corporate spending to support political candidates. The midterm election can now be brought to you by Pepsi and Coke -- or any other company with the money to spend to elect candidates they think will better their bottom line.

Two Ways Of Looking At New York's Runoff Election

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

The Working Families Party wants New York to believe that it can make or break a Democrat running in a tough primary, and that therefore everybody had better treat their issues, and opinions, with extreme respect.

Progressive Landslide

Dan Cantor | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Cantor

I speak for thousands of Working Families Party members when I say that we are thrilled to have played a part in the victories of John Liu and Bill de Blasio.

Democratic Runoffs: Few New Yorkers Expected To Vote Today

nytimes.com | CLYDE HABERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

More people went to the ballpark over the weekend to watch the Yankees play the Red Sox than are likely to elect New York's next chief money man on Tu...

The Colossus Comes on Stilts

Christian Nwachukwu, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Christian Nwachukwu, Jr.

All along Sugar Hill Harlem, we think it began with Caroline. The slide, the trenchant derision, the Partied and, some hope, parting exile. "He shou...

Are New York City Runoffs Superfluous?

nytimes.com | SAM ROBERTS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Still, the city's Board of Elections will spend about $15 million to mount the runoff, and the four candidates competing in the election can legally s...

Yom Kippur Puts Damper On Last Day Of Campaigning

nytimes.com | Michael Barbaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Because of a quirk in the calendar, Monday is both the last day of campaigning before the Democratic runoff election and the holiest day on the year f...

Mark Green Campaign Ad: "Always There For New Yorkers" (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mark Green, Democratic politician and president of Air America Radio, is running for NYC Public Advocate, and has a new campaign video out (shot by hi...

The Morgenthau Era Comes To An End, But The Jury Is Still Out On Some

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

Imagine how surprised and delighted New Yorkers must have been when they awoke to find the city is embarking on a Democratic runoff -- a two-week political steel cage match to decide the nominations for public advocate and comptroller.

Bill De Blasio And Mark Green In Runoff For Public Advocate

New York Times | JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Democratic race for public advocate narrowed to two candidates on Tuesday as City Councilman Bill de Blasio and Mark Green, who held the job for s...

New York Elections Decision Day Tip Sheet

New York Times | Michael Barbaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

After four years of fund-raising and campaigning, candidates for mayor, comptroller, public advocate, distract attorney and City Council will face Dem...