In the Observer on January 16, 2008

Some of what’s in the paper today…

Jason Horowitz looks at how the racial tension between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama is resonating in New York. (Al Sharpton thinks the primary here is now doomed to take place along ethnic lines.)

Azi writes of the mayor and the Draft Bloomberg people, “Mr. Bloomberg, as usual, seems to be doing just enough to keep the likes of Mr. Bailey and Mr. MacKay from looking like suckers for expending so much energy on behalf of a non-candidacy.”

Joe Conason draws a connection between the neocon take on the Iraq surge and the rebirth of John McCain’s candidacy.

And Gillian Reagan documents the rare strain of youth that hasn’t joined Facebook

In the Observer on January 16, 2008