From the White House to Capitol Hill

Now that Hillary Clinton, the junior senator from New York, has been officially named by President-Elect Obama as the Secretary of State-designee, there’s been speculation that New York Governor David Paterson might name her husband, Ex-President Bill Clinton,...

The Original Knickerbocker and the Fallen Founder

Common-place, the online journal of early American history and culture, has a special issue up this quarter on early American politics. Among its features is a joint interview with Andrew Burstein and Nancy Isenberg, a prolific historian couple formerly of University...

Roundup Postscript

Alex Ross has this to say, in light of the spontaneous singing in Union Square the other night (see his original post if you want more links to follow):A quick search of YouTube reveals that young crowds across the country broke into the national anthem in the early...

Post-election Roundup

Highlights from some of my favorite bloggers’ reactions to the news that we won the election:Jeremiah Moss, from Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York (my favorite anti-gentrification blog), has a great account of the spontaneous parades that could be heard...

Where’s the Times?

The newstands were bare yesterday — if you were looking for a copy of The New York Times, that is. One of the maintenance guys in our building (which is in Union Square) told us at about 9:30 a.m. that he’d been to six different newstands in the area, and...

Change You Can Listen To

Have  you voted yet? Well, what are you waiting for? If you’re searching for thematically appropriate music to listen to while you read political blogs all day, you won’t do better than WFMU’s Electile Dysfunction stream. If you don’t know...