New York Magazine

The Last Time New York Felt Blue

The mood after Bush beat Kerry, and the ways our writers thought about it.

“In Bush II, the Only Thing (Well, One of the Only Things) New York Has to Fear Is Fear Itself,” by Chris Smith

Yes, last Tuesday was for many a dark day (only 24 percent of New Yorkers voted for George Bush—and that’s including Staten Island)*. But the future is bound to be an exciting time, if infuriating. One of New York’s senators, Chuck Schumer of Brooklyn, will be in the middle of the Senate judiciary committee’s fight against reactionary Supreme Court nominees—at least

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