New York City: Optimism wanes amid racial divide

New York City voters are increasingly pessimistic about life in the Big Apple. When asked about the overall direction of the city, the electorate divides. 49% report things are going in the wrong direction, and 45% say they are moving in the right one. … The mayor’s overall job approval […] Read more »

De Blasio, Obama and a Flawed Vision of Liberalism

… In the aftermath of Mr. de Blasio’s landslide victory in 2013, it was tempting to believe that he had pioneered a new style of progressive politics, one that built on President Obama’s coalition of African-Americans, Latinos and liberals. Whereas Mr. Obama twice lost white voters by double digits, Mr. […] Read more »