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  • Eric Garcetti for mayor

    Eric Garcetti for mayor
    Los Angeles is an underachieving city led in recent decades by a succession of underachieving mayors — people who came in with big dreams or big talk but soon got bored with the day-to-day task of steering a municipality. Voters don't get to conduct a casting call or sift through hundreds of applicants until they identify the ideal candidate, but must instead choose from a field prescreened by the political and fundraising processes. This year that field fails to include a candidate who stands out as the obviously superior choice. The task for voters then becomes to scrutinize track records, eliminate the worst hazards and seek potential that can be forged, with the proper pressure and continued voter vigilance, into accomplishment.
  • Edward Koch dies at 88; outspoken mayor led New York City comeback

    In the late 1970s when Edward I. Koch won his first term as mayor of New York, the city was in shambles, its coffers and confidence sapped by financial crises and a paralyzing blackout. It needed a fighter and found one in Koch, a well-practiced pol...

    Packing Heat in the Heat: Is NYC Back in the 'Bad, Old Days'?

    Packing Heat in the Heat: Is NYC Back in the 'Bad, Old Days'?
    We’ve been calling it the “Summer of Guns”—17 people shot in a single, New York City day, on the 4th of July holiday.  A 4 year old boy killed, playing near a Bronx  basketball court. A cop shot in both legs in Queens.  Is NYC...

    Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch's obituary didn't do the man justice

    Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch's obituary didn't do the man justice
    As a transplanted New Yorker living in Maryland, I was offended by your one-sided obituary of former Mayor Ed Koch ("Ed Koch, New York's colorful longtime former mayor, dies," Feb. 1. You say he was a "shtick-artist" who appeared "relentlessly" in the...

    The Political Transformation Of Joe Lieberman

    Talking to reporters in his driveway on a hot day in August 2000, Connecticut U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman beamed — he had just been chosen as the Democratic vice presidential candidate to Al Gore. "Miracles happen," the proud son of a Stamford liquor...