NYC ELECTION

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Meet New York City's New Mayor

While Canadians were riveted to the civic melodrama that is Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, New York City changed channels completely Tuesday, electing the first Democratic mayor in 20 years. Bill de Blasio,...
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Eliot Spitzer Lost: Maybe America Isn't a Nation of Obtuse Dolts

As I was contemplating whether the descendants of those who elevated some of modern history's greatest statesmen to America's highest public offices had become a nation of obtuse dolts, a Damascene bolt of reassurance came through my car radio: Eliot Spitzer lost his race for comptroller of New York City. The United States re-elected an inadequate president but its largest city has held the red line on someone manifestly unfit for public office.