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2005 Stories by Wayne Barrett

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  • Mayor Mouth

    published December 20, 2005

    What do you get for Xmas for a mayor who literally has everything? Especially one who prefers to buy whatever he really craves himself—e.g.,... More >>

  • A Times Quiz

    published November 29, 2005

    The Times' Clyde Haberman berated Freddy Ferrer last week for failing to mention in a postmortem interview with El Diario that he... More >>

  • Stripped Bare

    published November 29, 2005

    What got Clyde Haberman and much of the city press corps circling the wagons wasn't just Freddy Ferrer's interview, it was the shots they took at... More >>

  • Council Orgy

    published November 22, 2005

    With Mike Bloomberg settled in at City Hall for four more years, all the action is in the east wing, where the council is awash in self-absorbed... More >>

  • Council Jihad

    published November 15, 2005

    In the post-Bloomberg political era that began November 9, with $80 million self-financed campaigns a nightmarish memory, two new realities took... More >>

  • The 2005 Wacko Awards

    published November 8, 2005

    Launched over 25 years ago, the Wacko Awards have been handed out by the Voice to the biggest bullies, bumblers, screwups, and... More >>

  • New Tapes on Freddy

    published November 1, 2005

    Back in August, a couple of weeks before the Democratic primary, the New York Times featured a 36-paragraph investigative story about... More >>

  • Shut Your Mouth

    published October 25, 2005

    The problem with Mike Bloomberg's money isn't limited to the $175 million he'll soon have officially spent in two campaigns to tell us what he... More >>

  • Tales of the City

    published October 18, 2005

    There's something symmetrical about the conviction of yet another boss of the Brooklyn Democratic party and the nearly simultaneous celebration of... More >>

  • Mayor Mute

    published October 11, 2005

    Rudy Giuliani volunteered to pull the switch on Osama bin Laden himself. But Mike Bloomberg has barely mentioned him, referring to him once in... More >>

  • GOP Games

    published October 11, 2005

    Remember when Guy Velella was evil incarnate and Mike Bloomberg was doing everything he could to get the ex–state senator back into a Rikers... More >>

  • Mike's Mixed Message

    published September 27, 2005

    The "sleeper issue" that has quietly haunted Mike Bloomberg since February, when he simultaneously announced his support for gay marriage and his... More >>

  • No Fig Leaf

    published September 27, 2005

    The fig leaf Bloomberg hid behind in February when he announced the gay-marriage appeal was Attorney General Eliot Spitzer. Mayor Mike claimed... More >>

  • Mayor Mike Makes His Case

    published September 20, 2005

    Editor's note: Last week the Voice printed its suggested core message... More >>

  • What Freddy Must Say

    published September 13, 2005

    Editor's note: The Voice is submitting this speech to the Fernando Ferrer mayoral campaign as a prototype of the core message he ought... More >>

  • Save This Office

    published August 30, 2005

    Most people don't know who or what the Public Advocate is, polls show, but just four years ago, the city's Democrats nominated Mark Green for... More >>

  • The Other Freddy Ferrer

    published August 23, 2005

    Freddy Ferrer was in black Brooklyn midday Saturday, smiling into a mic at a church-organized block party, delivering with gospel-cadence passion... More >>

  • ‘Times’ Gives Morgenthau a Death Sentence

    published August 23, 2005

    Okay, let’s see if we can figure this out together. The New York Times says that if Manhattan District Attorney Robert... More >>

  • Mike Bloomberg's Dance With Dennis Rivera

    published August 23, 2005

    The most important M.I.A., standing on the 2005 sidelines after fielding an army for Freddy Ferrer in 2001, is health care union president Dennis... More >>

  • Statistics Still Do Lie

    published August 16, 2005

    The latest numbers in the headlined new public poll by Quinnipiac are an optical illusion. Since last Wednesday, the Big News this week was that... More >>

  • Billionaire Buys Union

    published August 9, 2005

    The most important event so far in the 2005 mayoral campaign was Mayor Mike Bloomberg's endorsement by District Council 37, the largest municipal... More >>

  • The Democrat Mayoral Candidates: Can't Anybody Here Play This Game?

    published August 9, 2005

    The greatest gaffe in last night's 90-minute gaffe-a-thon called the first major televised debate of the 2005 mayoral campaign was that none of... More >>

  • Ferrer's Color-Coded Victory Plan

    published August 2, 2005

    Race will determine the winner of the 2005 campaign, as it has in every mayoral contest over the last 40 years—virtually ever since John... More >>

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