The Times looks at Hillary Clinton and John McCain’s position on Iraq.
John Edwards and Hillary Clinton trade some indirect barbs.
Barack Obama will get in, or out, of the 2008 race soon.
The state comptroller’s office criticized George Pataki’s use of chartered planes in his final days as governor.
Joe Read More
The Voice‘s classy cover
Today is a much-celebrated (and feared) day in the annals of Manhattan real estate, for The Village Voice has released its glorious “10 Worst Landlords” list.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development clocks in at Number One, earning flowery prose like “decaying carcass,” “decrepit stairways,” “overgrown with Read More
The Observer’s tape recorder ran out before Andrew got up to speak at the Stonewall Democratic Club (blame Alan Hevesi!), so I asked the Times’s Pat Healy for his transcript of the event, and he kindly obliged.
The controversy is over whether Andrew Cuomo denied that anti-gay Koch fliers ever existed, or simply Read More
In the latest attempt to clean up the Brooklyn courts, the State Commission on Judicial Conduct determined today that the Brooklyn Surrogate, Michael Feinberg, should be removed from office.
The Commission — following a line opened by the late Jack Newfield – found that Feinberg directed “excessive and overly generous” fees to a Read More
Now Sweeney and King don’t have much to worry about in voting for the DeLay rule. Sweeney’s secure and popular, and nobody thinks King — who hangs out with Jack Newfield, for God’s sake — is in the pocket of Republican leadership.
” I don’t even get along with DeLay,” King told me. Read More
Somebody’s Gotta Tell It: The Upbeat Memoir of a Working-Class Journalist , by Jack Newfield. St. Martin’s Press, 336 pages, $25.95.
The Last Editor: How I Saved The New York Times , the Washington Post , and the Los Angeles Times from Dullness and Complacency , by Jim Bellows. Andrews McNeel Publishing, 349 pages, $28.95. Read More
It was Wednesday, Sept. 6, around midnight, and we were sitting at a regular table at Elaine’s, last one on the right before the alcove leading to the party room, kitchen and restrooms. My controversial friend, the often-dismissed and (by white people, at least) hugely underrated Reverend Al Sharpton, was sitting alongside me. I’m proud Read More
It was Jacqueline Kennedy who introduced Robert F. Kennedy to the Greeks, to Aeschylus. This was after 1963, of course, after Dallas. According to Michael Knox Beran’s new biography of Robert Kennedy, The Last Patrician , “Jacqueline Kennedy introduced her brother-in-law to the tragic poetry that helped him make sense of his own sufferings–and put Read More