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Michael Bloomberg news and analysis from The Nation
February 2, 2020
The DNC’s Move to Accommodate Bloomberg Stirs Outrage in Iowa
Candidates, members of Congress, and activists are outraged over debate rule changes that bow to a billionaire.
December 13, 2019
Why Is the Media So Obsessed With Michael Bloomberg?
The 77-year-old billionaire was a terrible mayor of New York City who only exacerbated inequality.
December 9, 2019
Michael Bloomberg Has an Anti-Democratic Streak
Far from being the only hope against Donald Trump, the former New York mayor embodies another strand of authoritarian politics.
December 3, 2019
Why Are Big-Money Democrats Turning Their Fire on Progressives?
The real threats are Trump and the GOP.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
November 26, 2019
Poor Little Rich Boys
What’s a billionaire to do when the Democratic party leaves him behind? Go all in for Bloomberg!
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November 25, 2019
Democrats Don’t Need Mike Bloomberg’s Kinder, Gentler Plutocracy
If the Democrats trade a faux billionaire for a legit billionaire, then they haven’t learned much from the last four years.
November 8, 2019
Michael Bloomberg Should Stay Home—and Pay His Taxes
New York’s former mayor adds to the Democrats’ billionaire blight—and illustrates the problem with even the most progressive plutocrats.
September 11, 2017
Bill de Blasio Has Proved that Economic Justice Is a Winning Democratic Strategy
It’s time for the broader Democratic Party to embrace this lesson.
Joseph P. Viteritti
May 9, 2017
New York’s Mayor Vowed to Help the Homeless. Why Is the Crisis Growing?
Bill de Blasio understands homelessness better than the mayors before him, but that hasn’t been enough to stem the crisis.
December 23, 2015
Media Notices Homeless People on Streets, Blames Progressive Mayor
How New York’s Bill de Blasio inherited a homelessness crisis—and then got blamed for it.