Mitchell Blumenthal was an editor at The New York Times for more than 20 years. He served as assistant to the national editor and New Jersey editor. Before coming to The Times, he worked at newspapers in Philadelphia, Washington, Chicago and on Long Island.

Richard Blumenthal is refusing to apologize for “misspeaking” about serving in the war—and his bid to replace Senator Dodd, once a lock, is in jeopardy. Will the ethics flap cost the party another Senate seat?

With New York and its corrupt politicians suddenly very, well, Jersey-like, the Garden State is actually exceeding expectations. Mitchell Blumenthal on the unlikely rise of Gov. Chris Christie.