In the Observer: Pennsylvania, Coney Island, Willets Point

Steve Kornacki explains why he thinks Barack Obama has a pretty good chance of withstanding Republican attacks.

Jason Horowitz talks to Bob Casey and others in the Obama camp about the candidate’s more aggressive campaign posture, and finds that it’s something of a test-run for the general election.

Choire Sicha wonders how realistic Hillary Clinton’s “solution” talk about the troops in Iraq can be, and who’s listening.

I talk to Hiram Monserrate about his crusade to stop the gentrification of non-residential Willets Point.

Eliot Brown visits Coney Island with Domenic Rechhia.

In the Observer: Pennsylvania, Coney Island, Willets Point