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July 19, 2013 10:33 AM Why Does Obamacare Look So Good in New York? Largely Because the Policy Was so Terrible Before

Fans of Obamacare are cheering the massive drop in individual health insurance premiums in New York State. But it should be acknowledged that Obamacare looks so good in the Empire State in part because the health insurance policy that came...

By Keith Humphreys

February 06, 2013 10:08 AM How He Did: Ed Koch

Ed Koch died last Friday at the age of 88. In retirement, he became a beloved figure, a loud, opinionated uncle, unhip in his easy gracelessness, comfortable in his blotchy skin. But in his prime, he was a large figure,...

By Jamie Malanowski

July 30, 2012 10:04 AM Renowned Sociologist Is Utterly Misinformed About American Voters

Elder statesman of sociology Peter Berger writes:[New York mayor Michael Bloomberg] resides in his private apartment on the Upper East Side. His co-resident is a woman to whom he is not married—something that he would probably not get away with...

By Andrew Gelman

June 29, 2011 9:33 AM Political Science and Gay Marriage in New York

A reader, Jeff, emailed me and wrote: Observation: while too much press coverage ignores poli sci insights and exaggerates the significance of winning the daily news cycle, role of campaigns, etc., I think a lot of non poli sci people...

By John Sides