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January 4, 1999 | The Nation

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January 4, 1999

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As the House of Representatives moved toward a historic decision--delayed by the bombing of Iraq--on whether to impeach the President, so-called moderate Republicans lamented that if only the Presi

Regardless of its domestic implications, Operation Desert Fox is a spectacular but dangerous gesture, a smokescreen to cover for the lack of a comprehensible or workable policy toward Iraq.

Once before in American history, during the turbulent era
of Reconstruction that followed the Civil War, a President was impeached
by the House and tried before the Senate--Andrew Johnson.

Columns

They now know how
To clone a cow.
The corollary
Is pretty scary.

Somewhat impudently for a man taken in adultery, Henry Hyde compares himself to Jesus Christ.

Articles

You're familiar, of course, with the Wall Street Journal.

On January 4, 1999, Jesse Ventura will be sworn in as the new governor of Minnesota amid a media deluge not seen since the state hosted the Super Bowl.

Books & the Arts

Film

For twenty years, Terrence Malick has been absent from the screen,
abandoning the world's filmoids to their own devices: to
watch
Badlands and Days of Heaven till the print