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2012 Democratic National Convention

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  • With Mario Cuomo's death, Democrats lose a liberal lion who epitomized an older party

    With former Gov. Mario Cuomo's death, liberals have lost one of their last, best champions, a proud populist who represented an older breed of Democrat. During his three terms as governor, the former minor league baseball player from Queens championed...
  • Mario Cuomo, a faithful New Yorker

    WASHINGTON -- Most politicians would do anything to become president. Mario Cuomo, who died at his home in Manhattan on New Year's Day at age 82, twice turned down the chance to run for the job, essentially because his heart always remained in New York....
  • Herman Badillo dies at 85; first native Puerto Rican in U.S. House

    Herman Badillo, a Bronx politician who was the first person born in Puerto Rico to become a U.S. congressman, has died in New York. He was 85. Badillo died Wednesday of complications of congestive heart disease at a hospital in Manhattan, according to...
  • Open primaries for every state

    Open primaries for every state
    I was waiting to see how long it would take after a Republican victory in Maryland for the gerrymandering argument to pop up again, and it wasn't long at all ("Stop the gerrymandering," Dec. 2). Letter writer Thomas Ferraro has the right argument in the...
  • President Obama on race, America and the elusive 'more perfect union'

    President Obama on race, America and the elusive 'more perfect union'
    President Obama first grabbed national attention with a keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention that portrayed America the way most Americans want to see it, as a unified entity, regardless of its occasional squabbles. Ironic, then,...
  • '1968 Exhibit' at Chicago History Museum a draw for boomers

     '1968 Exhibit' at Chicago History Museum a draw for boomers
    It was bound to happen, so I was glad to get it over with. "My grandmother had that!" squealed a girl on glimpsing an olive-green sectional sofa with flower-patterned pillows. So my friend Kaye Pomaranc and I knew where we stood as we toured "The 1968...
  • Pleading parking stupidity might be the ticket

    Pleading parking stupidity might be the ticket
    I am preparing my argument for leniency in the matter of a $77 parking fine, and it looks like, for the first time in my life, I will have to enter the Rodricks Plea. Over the years, I've suggested that Congress or state legislatures make this plea ("...
  • Cathy Malloy: 'We've Got Our Eye On The Ball'

    Cathy Malloy: 'We've Got Our Eye On The Ball'
    Cathy Malloy hasn't appeared in any TV ads. She doesn't do political press conferences. And you won't find her mingling with voters on the fair-and-festival circuit. With a few notable exceptions, she has largely avoided the hot glare of life on the...
  • 2014: The year of no ideas

    The first time he said it was 10 years ago. Back then, it seemed a brisk wind in a stuffy room, a reclamation of defining verities somehow lost in the smoke and haze of political expedience. He said it again last week and the effect was starkly different...
  • 2014, the year of no ideas

    2014, the year of no ideas
    The first time he said it was 10 years ago. Back then, it seemed a brisk wind in a stuffy room, a reclamation of defining verities somehow lost in the smoke and haze of political expediency. He said it again last week and the effect was starkly...
  • Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski address hot-button topics at Lehigh Valley Chamber event

    Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski address hot-button topics at Lehigh Valley Chamber event
    When you're Tony Iannelli, why not roll two events into one? The president and CEO of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce accomplished that feat Tuesday night, acting as emcee during the Chamber's ninth annual Mayors' and Municipal Officers'...