In the Observer: Paterson on Obama and Race, Bloomberg Pushes Willets Point

Obama won’t lose Philadelphia, so why is he there? “[N]o one has ever exploded a nuclear weapon like this before,” Simon Rosenberg tells Jason Horowitz.

Horowitz talks to David Paterson about the high stakes of the first black presidency, and how Obama’s election could affect African-American leadership.

Azi profiles the passionate but disparate opposition to Michael Bloomberg’s plan to change the term-limits law and run for mayor again. 

The way Sarah Palin handled the Troopergate report reminds Joe Conason of George W. Bush.

The Bloomberg administration is still trying to convince Tony Avella to support the redevelopment of Willets Point–and that means the plan isn’t going so well, writes Eliot Brown.

In the Observer: Paterson on Obama and Race, Bloomberg Pushes Willets Point