Kevin Baker

New York Observer

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Columnist for the New York Observer and a contributing editor and blogger for Harpers magazine; historian whose most recent book is America: The Story of US

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Tonight's vice presidential debate  will dramatize a political pattern that doesn't get much attention: the parties have not contested the cities for years.

Why Don't the National Candidates Campaign in the Cities?

Tonight's vice presidential debate will dramatize a political pattern that doesn't get much attention: the parties have not contested the cities for years.

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