| Feb 2, 2013
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...
| Dec 30, 2012
It was a cruel, cruel year — a year that kept raising our hopes, only to squash them flatter than a dead possum on the interstate.
Example: This year the "reality" show "Jersey Shore," which for six hideous seasons has been a compelling argument...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 12:55 PM
The Wall Street madam running against Eliot Spitzer for New York City comptroller was arrested on suspicion of selling drugs -- probably a negative for her campaign.
Kristin Davis, a busty platinum blond who ran a high-end prostitution business, was...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 6:31 PM
New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner told reporters Sunday that he didn't plan to drop out of the race over his online sexual dalliances, despite the weekend resignation of his top campaign staffer.
Weiner campaign manager Danny Kedem, 31,...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 3:10 PM
DURHAM, N.C. - The infamy of Carlos Danger has extended all the way to the lower rungs of baseball’s minor leagues.
Carlos Danger is, of course, the doppelganger used by former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, a New York Democrat, while he was sending...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 6:13 PM
New York City's most controversial candidate for mayor, Anthony Weiner, has fallen behind in the Democratic field, and there's a new leader in the race, according to a Quinnipiac poll.
Bill de Blasio, an unabashed liberal and the city's current public...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 7:43 PM
NEW YORK -- Five Democrats fighting to become the city's next mayor sparred over housing costs, police tactics and term limits at their first debate Tuesday evening, but they agreed on one thing: They don’t want to talk about Anthony Weiner’...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 3:40 PM
NEW YORK — With his wife at his side, former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner vowed to stay in New York's mayoral race Tuesday after admitting he had carried on an online relationship with a woman that began after a similar sexting scandal forced him...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 4:05 PM
After Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) turned to YouTube to announce her retirement from Congress, I wrote a post about politicians using new technology to evade public scrutiny. Though these tools have made it easier for politicians to more effectively...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 3:12 PM
Weinergate, we hardly knew ye -- and apparently, readers liked it that way.
With disgraced ex-congressman-turned-redemptive New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner facing yet another sexting scandal, every reader who has sent us a letter so far has...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 6:34 PM
What a remarkable news day.
In London, Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, came out of a hospital with their newborn baby in tow, walked over to reporters to chat, tease each other and tell the world’s media that they were still...