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2012 Democratic National Convention

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  • Mario Cuomo: The rhetoric and the record

    How precious in the sight of progressives was one of their saints, Mario Cuomo, the three-term governor of New York who died last week at age 82. He was a model of progressivism and a gifted rhetorician. In most media accounts, references were made to...
  • Mourners pay respects to former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo

    Mourners pay respects to former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo
    Mourners lined up Monday to pay their respects to the late Mario Cuomo, the three-term governor of New York who built a political career on his eloquent advocacy for the common man. Dignitaries in attendance included House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi...
  • 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....
  • Is Elizabeth Warren the new Mario Cuomo? Not exactly

    Is Elizabeth Warren the new Mario Cuomo? Not exactly
    A lot of commentary about former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, who died on New Year’s Day, has focused on his electrifying speech to the 1984 Democratic National Convention. As The Times noted in its obituary, Cuomo in that “criticized the record...
  • Mario Cuomo, former New York governor and fiery liberal, dies at 82

    Mario Cuomo, former New York governor and fiery liberal, dies at 82
    Mario Cuomo, the three-term governor of New York and liberal firebrand who soared onto the national stage with an eloquent attack on President Reagan at the 1984 Democratic National Convention, died Thursday at his home in New York City. He was 82....
  • Mario Cuomo, former New York governor, dies

    Mario Cuomo, former New York governor, dies
    Mario Cuomo, a son of Italian immigrants who became an eloquent spokesman for a generation of liberal Democrats during his three terms as governor of New York but couldn't quite bring himself to run for president, has died. He was 82. Cuomo died...
  • Former New York Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Dies At 82

    NEW YORK — Former New York Gov. Mario M. Cuomo, who championed the power of government and liberalism to advance society with eloquence and compassion, died Thursday. He was 82. His death came the same day that his son Andrew was sworn in for his...
  • '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...
  • Herman Badillo dies at 85; first native Puerto Rican in U.S. House

    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...
  • 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...