Slate Political Gabfest

The "Would You Attend a Gay Wedding?" Edition

Friday, April 24, 2015

Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss the burgeoning refugee crisis in Europe and the Middle East, the uneasy courtship between the Koch Brothers and Gov. Scott Walker, and the upcoming Supreme Court arguments over same-sex marriage.


Slate Political Gabfest

The "Can You Buy a President for $889,000,000?" Edition

Friday, January 30, 2015

Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the Koch Brothers' big bet on 2016, the Supreme Court's death penalty case, and the merits of Jonathan Chait's "Not a Very P.C. Thing to Say" piece.



Mayor Versus Nature, Take Two

Thursday, February 20, 2014

A rookie mayor takes office, and a few days later, crazy winter weather hits and keeps on hitting in what ends up being a test of leadership. Sound familiar? It happened to Ed Koch, and it's happening now.

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Listen to Lucy

Bad is the new good – except that it isn’t

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Bad is the new good – except that it isn’t



Koch's Former Chef Remembers Man With 'Appetite for Life'

Monday, February 04, 2013

Fried chicken, a green salad and chocolate mousse. That was the first big meal the then 24-year-old Rozanne Gold cooked for former Mayor Ed Koch as his personal chef in 1978. 


The Brian Lehrer Show

Guantanamo Trial; Bus Strike; Koch; Career Change

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

WNYC reporter Brigid Bergin will report live on the hearings at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility. Plus: the International President of the Amalgamated Transit Union, discusses the NYC school bus strike and the state of the negotiations; the state of the art of window washing in New York; a new documentary about Mayor Ed Koch; and advice on how creative types should approach mid-career changes.

It's A Free Blog

The Soros / Koch Effect? Blame Campaign Finance Reform

Friday, March 18, 2011


"Direct donations to candidate campaigns should be only allowed for individuals, cutting one more leash with which special interest groups control the politicians who represent us in Washington."

-- Solomon Kleinsmith

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Koch Rips Republicans: They Are 'Derailing' Redistricting Reform

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch is accusing Senate Republicans of "derailing" redistricting reform, and breaking a pledge they made to the ex-mayor’s reform group during the most recent election campaign.

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