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 Henry J. Stern's Articles: March 2002 to Present

396. July 24, 2007 Tell The Truth, Governor(Spitzer Is Beleaguered As Bruno's Chickens Come Home To Roost, Courtesy of A. Cuomo.)
395. July 20, 2007 See How They Run(Editorial Mercy: 3 Mile Forgiven In 2 Short Days.)
394. July 17, 2007 The Harder They Fall(Dinapoli Trashes Hevesi, Calling His Predecessor "Unethical, Irresponsible".)
393. July 16, 2007 The Bigger They Come(2 Prosecutors Scramble Over Hevesi's Carcass, Hunting Beneficiaries Of Political Largesse.)
392. July 10, 2007 78, 48 To Cuomo 49. Plummer 70 Axed(Accusations in Albany Go To Andrew Cuomo Quinn Fires Plummer.)
391. July 6, 2007 Tough Talk at the Albany Corral(Bruno, 78, vs. Spitzer, 48. Wily Senator Challenges A Threatening Governor.)
390. July 3, 2007 The House We Live In(Reflection on Independence Day.)
389. June 28, 2007 Practical Advice For Subway Riders(Mayor Likes the Subway, But Rush Hour Patrons are Feeling the Squeeze.)
388. June 26, 2007 Pleasant Purprise: Cuomo and DiNapoli (Andrew Cuomo In Fast Start, Spitzer Praises Tom DiNapoli as the First Furlong Finishes.)
387. June 22, 2007 Can't We All Just Get Along? (Albany Packs It In, Few Achievements, Much Squabbling.)
386. June 20, 2007 Heart Says Yes, Mind Says Maybe (Mayor Mike Abandons Elephant, A Hindrance In National Poitics, As He Positions Himslef For 2008.)
385. June 15, 2007 Geraldine, Christine and Viola (Geraldine, Christine and Viola.)
384. June 13, 2007 There's Good News Tonight (Early City Budget Agreement 2.3 Billion is Set Aside For '09. Tales of Unrequested Ambition.)
383. June 11, 2007 Sun of Public Art (Sun Trashed Public Art, But Settling the Lawsuit May Have Been Prudent.)
381 & 382. June 8, 2007 Public Art (Brooklyn College Art Show: Clasped P-nis and Live Rat. City To Pay $56K to Can it. --Dread Scott and Dead Cop, Art of The Next Revolution. Why We Ignored it in 1994.)
380. June 6, 2007 What's In a Street Name? Honor. ("Assasinate His Ass" Is A Mixed Metaphor, What To Do About It?)
379. June 1, 2007 What Would Horace Do? (Teacher is Fired, Paper Censored at Horace Mann.)
378. May 31, 2007 Eliot's Report Card: Jan-May'07 (The Governor at Day 151: How to Deal With Rogues Without Looking Foolish.)
376 & 377. May 25, 2007 Govt v. Media; Eliot's Elves at War (Egotistic Executives, Self-Serving Scribes in Frequent Conflict & Spitzer Staff's Spats Described by Dicker, But Tale Stops There.)
375. May 17, 2007 Thundering Hoofbeats (Eight Years Ago Today 5.17.99 Commuter Tax Was Repealed By Speaker Silver's Assembly. Loss to NYC so Far: $4 Billion.)
374. May 16, 2007 Inconvenient, But How True Is It?  (Mayor on World State, But Congestion Pricing is a Tricky Local Issue.)
373. May 14, 2007 City: Yes; Feds: No; State: Maybe (Three Governments: City OK,  Feds NG, State In A Struggle.)
372. May 10, 2007 Trimming the Fat, Ruffling Feathers (The Reduction of Waste in the Hospital Industry Will be Rsisted Fiercely by Local Beneficiaries and Legislative Allies)
371. May 8, 2007 The Bloominator ? Bloomberg For Governor? It's on Page One of the Post, The Paper that A Elected Koch)
370. May 4, 2007 A Cole Night in April (Why Should Assemblyman Have to Sleep on the Floor While Intern Hogs the Bed?)
369. May 1, 2007 Growing Up in Inwood (Growing Up in Inwood Watching Coal Delivery, Aided by Rent Control)
368. April 25, 2007 The Ph.D.s, the NRA, or Both? (Who Killed the Blacksburg 32? Virginia's Pathetic Gun Laws? The Incompetence of Shrinks? Could it be Both?.)
367. April 20, 2007 He Was Crazy, They Were Dumb (We Revisit The Virginia Tech Massacre. The Closer You Look, The Worse It Gets.)
366. April 18, 2007 Virginia Tech - The Accomplices (Sharing The Blame At Virginia Tech: Who Are The Evnablers of 32 Deaths? Can Anyone Prevent Mass Murder?)
365. April 12, 2007 Your Pork, My Bacon (Prospect of State Surplus May Have Induced Spitzer To Compromise On Budget. $170M Provided For Pork.)
364. April 10, 2007 First 100 Days (We Look at Spitzers's First Hundred Days, Some Ups, One down Budget Was a Tossup.)
363. April 5, 2007 Other People's Opinion (What They Think: Press and Public Rate the Budget.)
362. March 30, 2007 Day 89 -- What Happened (Three Days of Talks In Albany In Effort to Meet 4/1 Deadline Add Billion (s?) to State Budget.)
361. March 23, 2007 Another Day Older and Deeper in Debt (Three levels fo Government Have Substantial Det Load. 1975 Fiscal Crisis Revisited.)
360. March 21, 2007 Exceptions to the Sixth Commandment (Thou Shalt Not Kill a Man Unless Thou Knowest Well That He Wouldst Kill Thee.)
359. March 12, 2007 Released Rapists and Potential Victims (Both Houses Pass a Bill to Keep Sex Offenders in 'Civic Confinement' Until They are Cured.)
358. March 9, 2007 Fire Under the Elms (Appellate Court Upholds City on Washington Squar Park Renovations Can Go Ahead.)
357. March 5, 2007 Quoth ELS:  "I'll Be LBJ" (Is the Triumvirate Acceptable If They Serve the Public Good? Spitzer Uses Bruno and Silver, Writer Criticizes Secret Deals.)
356. March 3, 2007 Spitzer's First Report (Spitzer Stars as He Reviews His First 60 Days in Office, Attacks Role of Hospitals in Billing Medicaid Costs.)
355. Feburary 28, 2007 Judges: The Good, The Bad.... (What Makes A Good Judge? Begin With Great Integrity, Add Brains, Guts and Balls.)
354. Feburary 22, 2007 The Longest Article Ever (How Judges Are Picked For Court of Appeals, And How it Used to Be.)
353. Feburary 20, 2007 Valentine Escapes on Mardi Gras (Is Governor Spitzer Crazy Or is He Crazy Like a Fox?.)
352. Feburary 16, 2007 Spitzer in 2012? (Is Governor Spitzer Crazy Or is He Crazy Like a Fox?.)
351. Feburary 15, 2007 It's WAR. Spitzer Strikes First Blow (The Battle of Albany: Gov. Spitzer Trashes The State Legislature Over Tom DiNapoli Says "Knockout Blow Is Coming Very Soon".)
350. Feburary 9, 2007 Fillmore 2, DiNapoli 54 (An Assemblyman No Longer, DiNapoli is 54th Comptroller The Governor is Not Amused.)
349. Feburary 7, 2007 No Non-Legislators Need Apply (Tale of Tom DiNapoli Comptroller Wannabe, Who May Get the Call to Replace Elected Guy.)
348. Feburary 1, 2007 Be Kind To Man and Beast (Ex-Wife Tells Daily News Mason Bought Judgeship But Didn't Support Kids, He Says His Ex is "Bitter".)
347. January 26, 2007 Three Threes To Find One (Three Member Screening Panel Selected By Three Men In Room Calls Three People "Qualified" To Be N.Y. State Comptroller, Replacing the Elected Offical Who Had Driver Assist Ill Wife.)
346. January 23, 2007 Judges' Ex Drops a Dime (Ex-Wife Tells Daily News Mason Bought Judgeship But Didn't Support Kids, He Says His Ex is "Bitter".)
345. January 19, 2007 Wanted: Watchdog or Lapdog? (Selecting A Comptroller: Politicians Strive to Fill Vacancey They Created By Feeding Hevesi to Wolves.)
344. January 15, 2007 Odyssey in a Sewer (State of the Brooklyn Courts: Judgeships for Sale or Rent, Barrett's Two-Year Inquiry, Plus History of Scoundreland.)
343. January 8, 2007 Five Hundred Year Siesta (Badillo Says Hispanics Don't Value Education Due to 500-Year Siesta.)
342. January 8, 2007 Ambition in the Assembly (Ambition Exceeds Judgment As Assembly Rivals Compete for Normal Elected Office.)
341. January 4, 2007 Spitzer Aims High(State of The State: Spitzer Expresses Great Aspirations.)
340. January 2, 2007 Mr. Spitzer Goes to Albany(Spitzer Focuses on Ethics, Issues 5 Executive Oders Pledges Open Government.)
339. December 29, 2006 Holiday Reading;  Good Wishes (Two Article You Should Read Over the New Year's Weekend.)
338. December 15, 2006 Albany Update: Pots and Kettles (Legislative Session Fizzles. Hevesi Attacked, Defended Sen. Gonzales Re-Indicted.)
337. December 13, 2006 Stop Rape; Give Me More Money (Business as Usual In Albany; Legislators Want Pay Raise as Reward For Passing Bills.)
336. December 8, 2006 2,193,603 Votesd for Him (Hevesi Was Re-Elected By Voters Who Knew About His Misconduct.)
335. December 7, 2006 Money Now: Reform Later- Maybe (Council Votes Itself 25% Raises, Fails To Act On Reform Proposals, Quinn To Give Them Carefull Study.)
334. December 1, 2006 Eliot On Ethics.  Is it Day One? (Good News Form Albany: Can Today Be Day One? Spitzer Adopts Reforms Will Legislature Follow? Don't Stand One One Leg.)
333. November 29, 2006 Building Castles Underground (Building Castles Underground: MTA Approaches $ Billion Cost On Fulton Street Construction)
332. November 17, 2006 A Rafter Of Turkeys (Notes On Thanksgiving, Pelosi And Hevesi. Should Jack the Riper Be Free To Roam?.)
331. November 17, 2006 "Holier Than Thou" ("Holier Than Thou" Pols Pursue Hevesi But He's No Angel.)
330. November 17, 2006 The Speaker Has to Listen (Incoming Speaker Nancy Pelosi Finds Her Troops Have Mutinied As Hoyer Beats Murtha, 149-86.)
329. November 14, 2006 Spitzer Meets Silver and Bruno (Spitzer Meets Silver and Bruno. How Will These Three Get Along? Pelosi Would Oust Hoyer, Harman.)
328. November 8, 2006 Lose War, Lose House (Ruminating: Rumsfeld Caused GOP Casualties.)
327. October 31, 2006 Nobody Does it Once (Hevesi Hounded, Haunted, Abandoned by Associates, Struggles for Survival.)
326. October 18, 2006 Fundraiser. Wedding. Indictment  (We Try Again: Invitation For Oct. 26. Southern District Indicts McLaughlin Non-Election Draws Nigh. Juicy Links.)
325. October 13, 2006 Family Money, What of It. (State Election Results Appear Assured, Leading to Fewer Promises And Attacks. Historical Notes on Weatlh & Politics.)
324. October 5, 2006 33 Days and Counting (Thrity-three Days and Counting: New York Races Are Runaways, Control of Senates Is Uncertain.)
323. September 21, 2006 Turning 180 Degrees in One Day (Primaries Dissected: Sundry Observations, Cowardice Under Fire.)
322. September 19, 2006 Upstate and Big Apple Turnover (Five Incumbents Lose Primary Races, But 3 of 4 Top Contests are Runaways. Will the Democrats Capture the Senate?)
321. September 15, 2006 Primaires Dissected (Primaries Dissected: Sundry Observations, Cowardice Under Fire.)
320. September 12, 2006  A Secondary Election (A Curious Primary Election Results are Widely Foreseen Why Do Pols Self-Destruct.)
319. September 5, 2006  Goodbye, Judicial Conventions (Reducing the Rodle of County Leaders, 2d Circuit Bars Judicial Conventions To Select Supreme Court Nominees.)
318. August 30, 2006  This Little Piggy is Hiding (Legislature Conceals Identity Of Members Sponsoring Pork)
317. August 28, 2006  Lawmakers, Lawbreakers (Lawmakers, Lawbreakers)
316. August 23, 2006 Work for NYC; Retire in Your 40's (State Legislature Imposes $1 Billion More in Pension Costs on NYC Taxpayers.)
315. August 18, 2006 Bloomberg For President? OMG! (Springtime For Bloomberg: Cold Mayor Carry Nation Fed Up With Major Parites.)
314. August 17, 2006 Wake Up the Council (Proportional Representation Would Make City Council More Diverse Ideologically.)
313. August 10, 2006 On To November (Water Tunnels Meet at 34 St.  Nutmeg State Senate Contest More Interesting Than Ours.)
312. August 4, 2006 October 23, 1983 (WW III Began 10-23-1983 But We Were Unaware Of That Until 9-11-01.)

311. July 28, 2006 Elephants, Snails and Butts (Elephant Expands at a Snail's Pace, Showing Its Butt to Hudson River.)
310. July 25, 2006 Thomas J. Manton (1932-2006) (Tom Manton, Successful County Leader, Controlled Queens, Thwarted Reformers, Selected Speakers and Judges With Class.)
309. July 18, 2006 Jacob K. Javits & Henrik Hudson (Proposed Design to Expand Javits Center is Criticized by Civic and Esthetic Groups for Extending Wall Facing Hudson River.)
308. July 14, 2006 The Court of Appeals Punts (Appeals Court Rules Legislature Should Decide on Gay Marriage.  4-2 Vote Does  Not Weigh Merits, Leaves Issue to Albany for 2007.)
307. July 6, 2006 Ken Lay Modeled NY Debt (New York State: Government 101. Legislature- It's Business as Usual. Inauguration of a New Governor May, or May Not, Change Much.)

306. June 30, 2006 Silver Service.  What About Gold? (Silver, in 13th Year as Speaker, Dominates Assembly Democrats.  Does He Use Power Equitably, Or to Assist Unions, Tort Bar?)
305. June 23, 2006 Albany - Silver - Gates (Legislature Concluding Session, Speaker Silver, Bill Gates.)
304. June 20, 2006 To Act - Or Not to Act (Times Editorial, 2 News Columns Urge Albany to Act, or Not to Act.)
303. June 16, 2006  The News Speaks Out (Daily News Criticizes Silver’s Plo Of Stacking Assembly Committee To Defeat Legislation on Lawsuits.)
302. June 14, 2006 A Silver Bullet (City Cries Foul As Albany Panel Defeats Measure On Lawsuits.)
301. June 7, 2006 Horseless Carriages (Central Park Annals:  Car Use is Restricted, But Purists Still Balk.)

300. May 26, 2006 The Mayor Relies on Science (Mayor Backs Quest For Scientific Truth In Address To Johns Hopkins Graduates. He Rejects Theories Based On Religion.)
299. May 24, 2006 Columns Worth Reading (Rudy Washington, Tort Reform and Eliot Spitzer.)
298. May 19, 2006 Rape, Laws and Albany (Extension of Statute of Limitations for Rape is Bottled up in Albany.  Silver Would Allow More Time for Civil Actions.  Bruno Says No.  Spitzer, Morgenthau, Suozzi Oppose Linkage.)
297. May 18, 2006  Test Ability, Use Standards, Not Charades (Gifted Children Struggle For Education In Generally Inhospitable School System.  Parents Are Frustrated By New Rankings Based On Indefinite, Subjective Criteria.)
296. May 12, 2006 Bright Kids. New Counselor. (Let My People Learn.  The Senior Counselor to the Chancellor.)
295. May 8, 2006 Teaching Facts to Kids (E.D. Hirsch, Education Theorist, Says Kids Must Be Taught Facts.  His Views Rejected By Educrats.)
294. May 5, 2006 This Land Is My Land (Mayor Bloomberg Defends Eminent Domain As Congress Moves To Limit Cities' Powers After 5-4 Supreme Court Decision In Kelo.)
293. May 3, 2006 The Mayor, a School, McGreevey & Cheney (Bloomberg's Second Term, John F. Kennedy High School, McGreevey & Cheney.)

292. April 28, 2006  Anarchy, Tyranny, or Fairness? (Who Should Run a Legislature, The Speaker or the Members?  Also: Is It a Sin to Tell a Lie.)
291. April 19, 2006 Must Work for Food (Has Dependency Reached Its El Alamein?  Mayor Rejects Welfare Chief's Proposal to Seek Waiver of Federal Regulation That Denies Food Stamps to Applicants Who Refuse to Work or to Seek Work.)
290. April 13, 2006 Lame Duck Bites Solons (Gov. Pataki's 202 Budget Vetoes Set Stage For Albany Showdown As Legislators Want to Override.  Issues to go to Court of Appeals.)
289. April 4, 2006 Spendalot (Backdoor Borrowing Balances Big Budget.)

288. March 30, 2006 Spend, Spend, Borrow, Borrow ($11 Billion to Build Schools With New State Borrowing Agreed to by Bruno, Silver.)
287. March 23, 2006 Coyotes' Seven Year Itch (Henry J. Stern Recalls Coyote Visitations In Bronx And Manhattan Over The Years.)
286. March 14, 2006 The Sun Interview, 3/15 Forum
285. March 3, 2006  Law Says No, Pix Say Yes (A Passel Of Laws Unenforced Is An Issue For The Justice System.  Can Law And Reality Reconcile.)

284. February 24, 2006 Pirates With Camcorders (Bootleg Movies Are Sold Illegally On New York Streets And Subways.  Should Police Seize The Evidence.)
283. February 14, 2006 Will You Still Need Me ? (Happy Birthday Mayor Bloomberg! Tighten up on Employee Discipline, Lighten up on the Ninth Greenwood.)
282. February 9, 2006 Another Prague Spring? (Federal Judge Opens Door to Reform, The Case Now Goes to Second Circuit; State Chief Judge Kaye Seeks Panel.)
281. February 3, 2006 When Justice Triumphed (Federal Judge Gleeson Upsets System Of Judicial Conventions Through Which Party Bosses Made Supreme Court Nominations Without Primary Elections.)
280. February 1, 2006 Tot Knocks Over TV (Death of Baby Quachan Leads Some to Question Mattingly's Management.)

279.  January 27, 2006 High Hopes, Stormy Seas (Mayor's 'State of the City' Has Many Ideas, Some Will Impact On Special Interests, Rich And Powerful, Accustomed To Power.  Will One Man Be Able to Alter The Status Quo.)
278.  January 23, 2006 Who Killed Cock Robin? (Sierra, Dahquay, Joziah, Nixzmary; Four Children Die In Four Months While Under The Care Of City ACS.)
277.  January 18, 2006 Murder in the Apartment (Observations On The Death Of An Amiable Child, Tortured By Adults And Ignored By Authorities.)
276.  January 13, 2006 A Death in Brooklyn (Nixzmary Brown Tragedy.)
275.  January 5, 2006   Chris Quinn:  A Gracious Lassie (Christine Quinn, New Speaker, Elected with Support of Bosses, Worked her way up in Politics, Will be Tested on Many Issues.)

274.  December 29, 2005 The Great Train Robbery (The Cat is Now Out of the Bag; MTA, Public Were Taken for Ride By 100M+ Gift (Under Press Gag) Which Legislators Previously Denied.)
273.  December 23, 2005 The Strike Everybody Lost (How to Stop the Next One.)
272.  December 16, 2005 Now is the Time... (To Alms.  To Alms.)
271.  December 15, 2005 Is This the Eve of Destruction (Will There Be A Strike.)
270.  December 13, 2005 A Strike, as in 1980 (Possibility of MTA Strike.)
269.  December 5, 2005 Cop Dead; Pols Bicker (Pataki And Bruno Go At It Hot And Heavy.  SIlver Blocks Gun Penalty Legislation.)
268.  December 2, 2005 Changes in Personnel ( Will It Be "PLUS ÇA CHANGE, PLUS C'EST LA MEME CHOSE" As Bloomberg Makes Adjustments For Second Term?
267.  December 1, 2005 One Man Speaks Out  (Avella Opposes Term Limits)

266.  November 28, 2005 People Try to Better Themselves, Sometime to Others' Detriments  (Thompson, Silver, Velella, Council Term Limits)
265.  November 23, 2005 Thoughts on Thanksgiving
264.  November 18, 2005 The Next Quadrennium (Will The 2009 Race For Mayor Eclipse What Bloomberg Must Do To Keep New Yorkers Safe, Smart and Solvent?)
263.  November 4, 2005 Three Sagacious Columns (Avlon on Cablevision and Third Parties, Levy On the Mayoral Race)
262.  November 3, 2005 One Hand Washes The Other (Prop 1, Campaign Finance Program)

261.  October 28, 2005 20 Eagle Street:  The Court of Appeals (People v. Gomez Case)
260.  October 21, 2005 The Stealth Amendment (Silver and Bruno Would Diminish Governor's Authority over Budget.)
259.  October 14, 2005 Who Will Cleanse Brooklyn? (What Should Major Democrats Do About the Brooklyn Sewer?)
258.  October 12, 2005  ..is only a day way ( Polls Say: Stick a Fork in 2005. Let's Start to Think About 2009.)
257.  October 7, 2005 Two for the Money (Clarence, Thomas Still Being Harassed; Roy Blunt (Mo.) New Majority Leader; Vito Lopez Wants to Be Brooklyn Boss)

256.  September 29, 2005 Clarence and Thomas (Conviction of Clarence Norman and Indictment of Thomas DeLay.)
255.  September 27, 2005 Crime Without Punishment (How Law Differs From Justice.)
254.  September 20, 2005 City Not For Sale (Mayor Won't Put Home Care Workers On City Payroll, Which He Says Would Cost Over $500 Million Each Year, So Dennis Rivera's Union Will Support Ferrer For Mayor, Although It Is Unknown Where The Money Can Be Found.)
253.  September 16, 2005  'Tony , We Hardly Knew Ye,' Now We Must Wait Four Years (Anthony Weiner's Decision to Withdraw From The Mayor's Race)
252.  September 8, 2005  Who Will Pay For Katrina? (Who Will Pay For The Apocalypse? Two Bumblers: Chertoff and Brown.  How Central Park Handles Flooding.)
251.  September 7, 2005  Katrina Revisited (Katrina Disaster Is Sinking In -- Today 17 Columns, Editorials, 94 Emails From Our Readers)
250.  September 6, 2005 Après le Déluge (Questions about Katrina)
249.  September 1, 2005 Oysters; Shame; Medicaid (Oysters Return, Bridge Toll Up 25¢, Wrongdoing Becomes Acceptable.  Medicaid Follow-Up   See Page Two)

248.  August 26, 2005 An Inwood Child (A City Kid Remembers Growing Up in Inwood.)
247.  August 22, 2005 Elect Me, Then Lobby Me (Campaign Consultants Become Lobbyists, Influencing Officials They Helped Elect.)
246.  August 19, 2005 $500,000 per Hour  (Medicaid Still Loses $12 Million a Day to Fraud But Remedial Action Proceeds at a Snail's Pace.)
245.  August 17, 2005 Term Limits Rule (What Might Have Been -- The Effects of Term Limits)
244.  August 10, 2005 Her Park Name is Everest (Why Do Elephants Prefer Jeanine Pirro To Ed Cox? They Want To Minimize Hillary's Expected Victory.)
243.  August 8, 2005 Three to Get Ready (Billboards:  Don't Axe Them, Tax Them.  Medicaid: Enter General Kimberly.  Ethics:  Mills' Wheels.)
242.  August 4, 2005  Cooper and Browne Go To Town (Writers Savor House Victory Vicariously, Cooper Tells The Story; The News Rejoices. Medicaid: Skelos Would Involve Local DAs.)
241.  August 3, 2005 Vicarious NOT Victorious (Congress Adopts $287B Transportation Bill. Incidentally, It Abolishes Vicarious Liability For Those Who Lease and Rent Automobiles, Something New York State Had Failed to Do.)

240.  July 29, 2005  Medicaid Fraud was Exposed Last Week, But is Anyone Doing Anything About it?
239.  July 28, 2005  Pataki: "Goodbye, Albany"  (One of Three to Leave the Room: Pataki Sings Albany Swan Song with 17 Months Left in his Term, He'll Chase the Brass Ring in Iowa.)
238.  July 21, 2005  Day 4: Spitzer Enters the Fray (Spitzer Writes Bruno and Silver But Legislators Won't Interrupt Their Vacations; Two Editorials Denounce the Continuing Fraud Which Costs Taxpayers $12 Million Each Day.)
237.  July 20, 2005  Medicaid: The Cavalry Arrives, or Does It? (Pataki tackles Medicaid fraud)
236.  July 19, 2005  The Agencies Stumble (Continuation of Times exposé: New York State Medicaid lacks sufficient oversight)
235.  July 18, 2005  Boss Tweed's Crimes Surpassed (Times exposé alleges State Medicaid program losses billions of dollars to fraud and waste)
234.  July 13, 2005  A Lesson Learned from London  (Follow up to MTA security plan)
233.  July 12, 2005 1)When Fools Collide  2)The Wages of Terror (MTA drops security plan, will Hevesi speak out?)
232.  July 8, 2005   A Report From London (Links to London Times and Taheri columns on the terrorist attack)

231. June 30, 2005 Judges Ousted.  Voters Excluded.  
230. June 28,2005 Rights of Passage
229. June 23,2005 Week of Ups and Downs
228. June 22, 2005 Lobbyist, Lobbyist, What is Your Fee?
227. June 21, 2005 A Dance to the Music of Time
226. June 17, 2005 The Buck Stops Here
225. June 14, 2005  There They Go Again
224. June 10, 2005 We Could Do Better
223. June 3, 2005 Whodunit? Queens Democrats Tangle
222. June 1, 2005 1945: Looking at Local Politics, World History, and Popular Culture

221. May 27, 2005: Judging the man who judges the Judges
220. May 10, 2005: Reflections on a Golden Calf: The Mayor's Budget
219. May 5, 2005: What's Happening All Over

218. April 29, 2005: Diallo Case Furor Ignites on Ferrer, But Consistency and Ethnicity Have Long Been...
217. April 15, 2005: Special Interests Can Be Good or Bad, But the Public Interest is Often Better...
216. April 6, 2005: Truth Eludes Politicians. Here are Reasons Why.

215. March 31, 2005: Drunk Drivers Keep on Killing as Albany Dawdles Over Bills; Assembly Appears Paralyzed.
214. March 30, 2005: MTA Hires Management Consultants, Hopes They Can Help Save $Millions, But Most Waste is in...
213. March 29, 2005: Do Inadequate Laws Hamper Educrats from Dealing with Cheats and Nitwits?
212. March 25, 2005: Not-So-Gifted Grownups Plan for Gifted Children
211. March 23, 2005: The Bronx Terminal Market: NYC Was Cheated in 1972, Can We Do Better in 2005?
210. March 18, 2005: The Special Interests Strike Back
209. March 17, 2005: The Goal of the Politician: Climbing the Slippery Pole and Keeping Off the Rest
208. March 15, 2005: Response to "Annals of the City Council": A Tale of Morality. Democrats Denounce Dryfoos...
207. March 11, 2005: Annals of the City Council: The Making of the Speaker
206. March 7, 2005: Stadium Issue Roils Mayoral Campaign; Democrats to Seek Funds for Color War
205. March 4, 2005: Court Won't Save Hartford's Gallery

204. February 23, 2005: While New York Sleeps
203. February 17, 2005: Parties Avoid Campaign Finance Laws; Bruno's Son Gets $90K to Lobby Dad
202. February 15, 2005: Color Me Orange
201. February 11, 2005: Your Children May Inherit Your Money.
200. February 9, 2005: Opposite Local Rulings on Gay Marriage Should Be Resolved by Court of Appeals.
199. February 4, 2005: NYCivic is Three Years Old Today, 199 Articles Posted on Homepage
198. February 3, 2005: Voting "Under the Influence": Contributors and Legislators Dance to the Music of Cash.
197. February 2, 2005: CFB Looks Into 'Pay for Play'; Political Contributions Given to Provide State Contracts...

196. January 28, 2005: Mayor Offers Preliminary Budget; No New Taxes and Few New Cuts. Rivals Call It Too High or Too Low.
195. January 25, 2005: Two Talented Columnists Skewer Errant Legislators. Can We Clean the Stables?
194. January 24, 2005: Mayor, Speaker Go to Albany to Seek Aid, Miller Assails Bloomberg...
193. January 19, 2005: Pataki Budget is Relatively Moderate, Disappointing Savers and Spenders.
192. January 14, 2005: Rivals Attack, Mayor Defends as Political Campaign Begins
191. January 11, 2005: Bloomberg is Upbeat on State of the City, But Will Voters Appreciate His Achievements?
190. January 10, 2005: The Dance of the Governors, and Selected Short Subjects
189. January 7, 2005: L'etat C'est Moi. That's No Way to Run the Empire State.
188. January 6, 2005: Oligarchy Tempered By Anarchy Characterized State Legislature; Governor Pataki Deconstructed.
187. January 4, 2005: A Column for Political Junkies: We Recall the Last Generation.
186. January 3, 2005: This Year is the Real Election for Those who Live New York

185. December 30, 2004: Second Call for Aid as Tax Deadline Looms; Domestic Diva Defended, Top Cop Bopped
184. December 29, 2004: Martha Stewart Made a Mistake But She is Far From the Worst
183. December 28, 2004: Nature's Weapons of Mass Destruction
182. December 21, 2004: Bernie Kerik's Series of Unfortunate Events
181. December 20, 2004: Court Orders Velella Back to Rikers Island But Gives Him a Week for Another Appeal
180. December 15, 2004: NY Civic Asks for Your Help So We Can Do More in 2005
179. December 14, 2004: MTA Bill for Police Overtime: Lieutenant Paid Over $200K, Officer Wu Triples His Salary.
178. December 13, 2004: Kerik's Withdrawal was Inevitable In the Face of Multiple Allegations
177. December 10, 2004: The Arrogance of Wealth: 5 Ave Coop Evicts Hawks After 11 Years on Ledge
176. December 9, 2004: Hevesi Report on City Budget Finds Growing Gap. Surprise.
175. December 7, 2004: The Yawning Gap Between Words and Meaning
174. December 6, 2004: CBC Anticipates School Budget Increase After Court Decision and Masters' Report
173. December 3, 2004: 'Twas Robin Hood Shot the Arrow that Struck the $32 Billion Target, but Who'll Be Left to Pay...
172. December 1, 2004: "You'll Get Pie in the Sky When You Die. It's a Lie."

171. November 30, 2004: Velella Ordered Back to Jail in AM, Gets 18-Day Stay from Court in PM
170. November 24, 2004: Thanksgiving - A day to appreciate what we have.
169. November 23, 2004: Why 60.6 Americans Voted for Bush, While 58.3 Million Supported Kerry (so far)
168. November 22, 2004: First Round: Velella 7, LCRC 0.
167. November 18, 2004: Chicken Little Was Right. City, State, USA Budgets $how Enormous Deficits.
166. November 12, 2004: Mayor Seeks Reform, Velella Seeks Freedom
165. November 9, 2004: Preview of the 2005 Elections Shows Few Contested Races. Favorites to Get Big Subsidies As...
164. November 8, 2004: New LCRC's First Action Voids Release of Sen. Velella and Four Other Inmates, Suggests They...
163. November 4, 2004: DOI Issues Its Report on Sen. Vellela's Release; Finds LCRC Violated Three State Requirements...
162. November 3, 2004: What We Learned from the Election

161. October 29, 2004: Bloomberg Names Four to LCRC; Andrew Wolf Defends Guy Velella; Pataki Knew Bruno was in...
160. October 28, 2004: Velella Enjoys Freedom; Public Awaits DOI Report
159. October 28, 2004: Pataki Fires Bruno's Brother, Closes Saratoga Drug Office
158. October 26, 2004: DOI Report on Velella is Awaited, Upstate Early Releases Criticized, Newsday Seeks Reincarceration
157. October 26, 2004: MTA Fiscal Crisis Was Widely Foreseen, But No One Untied Victim on the Tracks. City, State...
156. October 20, 2004: Judicial Takeover of School Funding, Management Surrender to Ms. Weingarten on Teachers' Contract
155. October 20, 2004: Silver Sets Hearings on Early Release; Post Editorial Uses Porcine Analogies.
154. October 19, 2004: Velella's Release Improper, Council Report Concludes, New LCRC Chair Indicates
153. October 14, 2004: Three Blind Mice Lose Their Tails; Bloomberg Wields Knife.
152. October 13, 2004: Mayor Awaits Investigations Report After Accepting Russi's Resignation; Editorials Seek Velella's...
151. October 12, 2004: The Velella Papers, Chapter Five: The Pursuit Intensifies, the Chairman Hides.
150. October 7, 2004: Velella Scandal Unfolds, Commission Under Fire. Letter Writers Didn't Know About Early Release...
149. October 4, 2004: Critics Continue to Question Velella's Release; Ask What Standards Obscure Panel Employed...
148. October 1, 2004: Press Upset at Early Release by Little-Known Commission of Senator Who Took Bribes

147. September 29, 2004: Sen. Velella, Sentenced to a Year in Jail, Released After 3 Months by L.C.R.C.
146. September 27, 2004: After the Fast: Reflections on New York
145. September 23, 2004: Crooked MTA Contractors Plead Guilty; Perverse Teacher Cleared for Classroom
144. September 21, 2004: Bruno, Silver Buffeted Slightly by Primaries in Bronx, Queens, Failure to Override Pataki Veto
143. September 17, 2004: Four to Go - MTA Hired Mafioso to Manage Project
142. September 15, 2004: Primary Election Results Mixed; Some Incumbents are Defeated.
141. September 14, 2004: Four Editorials Support Mayor's Plan. Dull Primaries Feature Dynasties and Transgender Race.
140. September 10, 2004: Rashômon
139. September 7, 2004: Try to Remember
138. September 2, 2004: "An Extremely Distinguished Dog"

137. August 30, 2004: Laramie Boomerang Stern (1991-2004)
136. August 20, 2004: The New York State Legislature: Why Is it Called America's Worst?
135. August 6, 2004: Saving Patrick Ryan: City Aids Ferry Boss
134. August 5, 2004: Ferry Pilot Smith Confesses Guilt; Manager Ryan Indicted, Suspended
133. August 2, 2004: De Sapio, Last Tiger Who Could Bite, Remembered for His Personal Qualities.

132. July 30, 2004: De Sapio Combined Talent and Ambition with Desire for Power and Dirty Money.
131. July 26, 2004: "The Fault...Is Not In Our Stars..." Why Legislators are Underlings.
130. July 16, 2004: The Boy Cries "Wolf" Again, But Lobo May Be at the Door
129. July 12, 2004: Laurance Spelman Rockefeller (1910-2004)
128. July 9, 2004: Sumer is Icumen In, Mayor's Polls Wax. But Will Elephantiasis Cause them to Wane?

127. June 24, 2004: Lobbyists Give, Councilmembers Take. One Hand Washes the Other. Should it?
126. June 22, 2004: Underground Palaces
125. June 15, 2004: Silver's Troubles Continue. He Will Survive Complaints, But Should Do a Better Job
124. June 14, 2004: If You Rape One Staffer, It's Your Fault. If You Rape Another, Is It Your Boss's?
123. June 10, 2004: What Would Hamilton Say?
122. June 3, 2004: Speaker Sheldon Silver Seems Impregnable and Impenetrable as Assemblymembers Abdicate

121. May 26, 2004: Strangulation of Sarah Fox, Runner in Inwood Hill Park, Leads to Safety Proposals.
120. May 21, 2004: We Elect, Party Bosses Control. Unions, Lobbyists Often Prevail
119. May 14, 2004: Kiss Your Grass Goodbye if Protestors Swarm Lawn
118. May 4, 2004: Budget Driven to New High by Mandated Expenditures, Clash Seen On Tax Rebates

117. April 29, 2004: Political Gerrymander Upheld in 5-4 Supreme Court Decision
116. April 27, 2004: $46.9 Billion Budget Goes to City Council. Mayor is Optimistic, Critics are Skeptical.
115. April 24, 2004: Budget Minuet Begins Monday as Mayor Offers Plan for 2005
114. April 16, 2004: The Passion of the Christos: Redecorating Central Park.
113. April 8, 2004: The Days Lengthen, the Term Shortens. Show New Yorkers How Much You Care.

112. March 26, 2004: Council Speaker Fans the Flames, Seeks to Reopen Six Firehouses
111. March 16, 2004: Bloomberg Cleans House. Social Promotion Limited by Reconstructed Panel.
110. March 15, 2004: Cereal Instead of Meat as Farina Follows Lam to School in One Week
109. March 10, 2004: Diana Lam's Swift Departure Can Give Schools New Hope if Mayor Becomes Involved
108. March 8, 2004: Bloomberg, Klein to Decide What to Do With Diana Lam, Who Tried to Hire Her Mate...
107. March 3, 2004: Gay Marriage Redux: Spitzer Will Enforce a Law He Dislikes
106. March 3, 2004: Should Anatomy Govern Marriage? Not a Question for Gamesmanship.

105. February 26, 2004: Seven Subsidized Sisters Seek Sweet Solution for Stockholders
104. February 26, 2004: Kolbert's Clarion Call. Could Carnegie Course Curtail Criticism?
103. February 23, 2004: Should the MTA Take Over Seven Private Bus Lines? If So, Who Pays the Piper?
102. February 16, 2004: Some City Employees Take It Easy At Work And Get Away With It
101. February 11, 2004: Unforeseen Events Could Determine Election Results
100. February 6, 2004: The Eighth Commandment
99. February 4, 2004: We Look Around on Our Birthday

98. January 28, 2004: You May Squeeze Aid Recipients, But Does it Pass the Nose Test?
97. January 27, 2004: Should a Candidate Solicit Beneficiaries of His Power?
96. January 21, 2004: Dance of the Dollars
95. January 14, 2004: Where was the Crew When Ferry Crashed Into Concrete Dock?
94. January 9, 2004: Silvercup Runneth Over. Four Benjamins Offered To Private Homeowners.
93. January 2, 2004: Bloomberg at Midterm: An Acquired Taste

92. December 18, 2003: Three Questions on the Schools
91. December 12, 2003: Promote All the Kids; Let God Sort 'em Out
90. December 9, 2003: They Preen on Our Green
89. December 4, 2003: Borrow, Borrow, Pay Tomorrow

88. November 28, 2003: Thanksgiving
87. November 25, 2003: To Tell the Truth
86. November 19, 2003: Norman and Aide Indicted. But Will the Charges Stick?
85. November 17, 2003: California has Arnold, Could Mayor Eastwood help us?
84. November 5, 2003: Act Like One-Term Mayor, If You Want to Serve Two
83. November 3, 2003: Do Parties Improve Government?

82. October 24, 2003: City Mired in Solid Waste, No Plan Yet to Clean House
81. October 22, 2003: The Captains Blundered, But So Did Their Bosses
80. October 16, 2003: Death in the Harbor
79. October 15, 2003: Questions on Airport Lease
78. October 9, 2003: The Terminator Triumphant
77. October 1, 2003: Pat Moynihan Remembered

76. September 25, 2003: Will the Mayor Hold Fast?
75. September 16, 2003: Invitation to an Inquest
74. September 11, 2003: Let's Remember Twin Towers
73. September 9, 2003: Stick a Fork in Livingston. Can We Succeed in Tweed?
72. September 5, 2003: 110 Livingston Street Captured, But What are the Kids Learning?

71. August 29, 2003: Would Non-Partisan Elections Offset County Leaders' Power?
70. August 21, 2003: Out, Out are the Lights
69. August 18, 2003: The Power Broken
68. August 13, 2003: Where Has All the Money Gone?
67. August 11, 2003: What I Learned at the Movies
66. August 7, 2003: Dog Day Disputes

65. July 31, 2003: Who Controls the Comptroller?
64. July 30, 2003: The Clubhouse and the Courthouse
63. July 29, 2003: The Origin of Judges
62. July 25, 2003: Death in the Afternoon
61. July 24, 2003: Protecting Politicians
60. July 16, 2003: 58 Years After Los Alamos
59. July 14, 2003: Sun Shines on New York Civic
58. July 11, 2003: A Ward of the City
57. July 10, 2003: Investigations, Districting, and Courage
56. July 8, 2003: Crossing Newtown Creek
55. July 1, 2003: Don't Buy the Bridge, Buy the Bench

54. June 27, 2003: Aqui No Se Habla Ingles
53. June 19, 2003: A Money Tree Totters in Brooklyn
52. June 13, 2003: Eight Degrees Below Freezing
51. June 9, 2003: A Trifecta for the Fiftieth
50. June 2, 2003: Somebody Sees Straight

49. May 28, 2003: The Comptroller Pounces
48. May 19, 2003: Hi-Yo, Long John
47. May 16, 2003: See You in Court
46. May 8, 2003: Popularity at Freezing Point, Mayor Must Warm Our Hearts
45. May 6, 2003: Vengeance is Mine, Saith the Lord

44. April 25, 2003: More Trouble Ahead
43. April 18, 2003: The Ides of April or Et Tu, Albany George
42. April 7, 2003: Don't Sell Our Birthright for a Mess of Pottage

41. March 17, 2003: Reflections at the Brink of War
40. March 7, 2003: Call Me Cassandra

39. February 24, 2003: Tin Cup Replaces Tin Box
38. February 14, 2003: More to Fear, But Be of Good Cheer

37. January 31, 2003: This is the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius
36. January 24, 2003: The Greenhouse Effect
35. January 20, 2003: Try a Large, Friendly Dog
34. January 15, 2003: Democracy by Decree
33. January 9, 2003: So Far, We Get Bupkis
32. January 6, 2003: The First Lap – A Report on the Mayor’s Freshman Year, 2002
31. January 2, 2003: The New Year

30. December 30, 2002: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
29. December 24, 2002: A Christmas Trifle
28. December 20, 2002: Peace in Our Time
27. December 18, 2002: No High Noon Here
26. December 13, 2002: Notes on Transit
25. December 11, 2002: Sic Transit Gloria Mundi
24. December 2, 2002: Who Will Bell the Cat?

23. November 18, 2002: Waste and the City
22. November 11, 2002: November Doesn't Count
21. November 8, 2002: Does the Liberal Party Have a Future?

20. October 30, 2002: Celebrity or Integrity?
19. October 11, 2002: If You Want to Play You Have to Pay
18. October 7, 2002: Socrates and Torricelli - The Philosopher and the Scoundrel
17. October 3, 2002: The Road to the Robe

16. September 23, 2002: Drifting from Erie, toward Ontario
15. September 6, 2002: You Gotta Be In It To Win It

14. August 27, 2002: Are Parks Fees Unfair?
13. August 12, 2002: Can One Smart Kid Teach a Million?

12. June 27, 2002: The Importance of Being Truthful
11. June 25, 2002: Torts and Retorts
10. June 11, 2002: Education Reform: The First Hurdle Surmounted

9. May 31, 2002: Absentee Landlords: The Taxman Cometh, Mayhap
8. May 29, 2002: Point/Counterpoint: A "Wrap" for Central Park?
7. May 9, 2002: Crime: Perception and Reality

6. April 29, 2002: The Gathering Storm - 2002
5. April 25, 2002: For whom the School Bell Tolls
4. April 11, 2002: Governors Island
3. April 5, 2002: Angel's Veto Power

2. March 30, 2002: He's No Angel
1. March 21, 2002: A Money Tree Grows in Brooklyn