Oh, and then there’s this: couldn’t find any articles about Robert Torricelli on the Record Web site! Read More
A powerful clue that U.S. Senator Robert Menendez might ultimately be forced to withdraw from his bid for a full term in New Jersey emerged last Friday, when he addressed the question head-on just hours after the world learned that he is the subject of a federal criminal investigation.
“The answer is no,” he said. Read More
The strange and abrupt end to the political career of Senator Robert Torricelli of New Jersey has left his Democratic colleagues in New York somewhat confused. Publicly, there’s a cautious optimism about the possibility of prevailing in a race that Democrats had almost no chance of winning if Mr. Torricelli had stayed in. Privately, sentiment Read More
It is fair to assume that if Robert Torricelli ever faced an opponent who had been severely admonished by the Senate ethics committee, the airwaves would resound with commercials proclaiming his rival’s disgrace in the most indignant terms. The senior Senator from New Jersey proudly calls himself a “fighter,” which is one way of describing Read More
Doug Forrester is not a natural politician. He spent his career as a numbers-crunching bureaucrat and, later, as a private broker of prescription drugs. He looks and sounds like a cross between Lou Dobbs and Cardinal Edward Egan. He almost never smiles.
A wealthy, conservative Republican who once held the rotating mayoralty of West Read More
In one of the most pointed passages of his inaugural address, Mike Bloomberg declared that he intends to do what Rudolph Giuliani dreamed of doing: dismantle the Board of Education and assume control of the city’s public-school system himself. New York parents who cringe at the thought of sending their children to the city’s public Read More
In the same way that Bill Clinton’s shameless exit from
office proved even to his supporters that he and his wife, Senator Hillary
Rodham Clinton, were as selfish and reckless as their opponents had always
claimed, recent revelations about Jesse Jackson’s finances should put to rest
any doubts that Mr. Jackson’s career is nothing more Read More
It’s a simple fact, yet one few people can seem to remember: When it comes right down to it, the clientele for New York City’s public schools are not the teachers, the political appointees to local school boards, the bureaucrats at 110 Livingston Street or the teachers’ union. They are, of course, the city’s 1.1 Read More
Apparently the job of being a United States Senator is not nearly as time-consuming as we might have thought. New Jersey Senator Robert Torricelli has found a way to attend to the annoying tasks of legislating while also functioning as a virtual day trader.
According to his financial disclosure statement, Senator Torricelli personally made more Read More
While New Yorkers ponder the possibilities of Hillary and Rudy, Al and Bill, John and George, State Comptroller Carl McCall is quietly preparing a full assault on the Governor’s race for 2002. Letters have been written to big-shot Democrats; a Web site has been established; two fund-raising events are scheduled for February. Attorney General Eliot Read More