In Today’s Observer

We explore the Democrats’ Rudy problem, and Mike’s complex relationship with his predecessor. Note Wolfson’s musings, Jimmy Oddo’s letter to Verna Eggleston, and cameos from people named Tomasky and Thrush.

Matt Schuerman explains what that Freedom Center thing is, and says it’s going well.

Simon Doonan demands you stop whining about the Plaza.

Sheelah Kolhatkar has a counter-intuitive look at the recently controversial shortage of female newspaper columnists.

And our editorialists congratulate Joel Klein on the test scores.

In Today’s Observer