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  • 'Koch': The mayor's great love was New York City ★★★

    'Koch': The mayor's great love was New York City ★★★
    What an entertaining rapscallion Ed Koch was during his run as mayor of New York in the late '70s and '80s. Popular, polarizing, loved, hated, even 20-plus years after he left office, he never failed to attract a crowd as he walked the streets of the city. Which he did virtually every day until he died at 88, on Feb. 1, the day Neil Barsky's documentary chronicling his life and his legacy hit New York City theaters.
  • Goldberg: The folly of recall elections

    Goldberg: The folly of recall elections
    It should surprise no one that I'm opposed to the recall of Scott Walker, the Wisconsin governor whose fate will be decided Tuesday. But that's only in part because I support what he's been trying to do in the Badger State. I'm also against recalls as a...

    City shadows: Nightmares haunt mayoral visions

     
    Sooner or later every New York City mayor faces the kind of nightmare event that mocks his message. Ed Koch won fame for improving morale and procedures, then departed after corruption and crime. David Dinkins rode in on racial healing...

    Billionaires' pact: Oligarchs get a fix on NYC charter

     
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the self-made billionaire who has a private habit of expressing disdain for those with inherited wealth, nonetheless seems to have cut a deal with fellow billionaire, longtime Republican and once-failed mayoral candidate Ronald...

    Pols to beat post-election fiscal chill in sunny climes

     
    This season's campaign, today's election, today's fiscal crises and tomorrow's depression -- all may come and go. But for political honchos, the cool-weather conference in warmer climes must absolutely endure. So despite upheaval from Wall Street to...