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In its tribute to Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who died on March 26, The
Economist mentions that his office washroom displayed a framed cover
of the September 22, 1979, issue of The Natio
George Bush is not the only one who has to fight a two-front war in the months ahead. So do progressives who want to take power in 2004--and beyond.
The presidential contest has begun, as usual, with the "money primary,"
in which major donors choose their favorites and weed out other
candidates, long before any citizen has an opportunity to
Seen as the antiwar candidate, he shies away from being called a
Say what you will about Michael Lind, at least he's never predictable.
That is, of course, unless your prediction is that he's once again
trying to find a way to disagree with everyone else.
Three days after he sued the President to force a Congressional vote on
whether to attack Iraq, and one day after hundreds of thousands of
antiwar demonstrators in New York cheered his call to
New Mexico is on the verge of joining
those happy few states that have acted to rein in the
extreme influence of corporate money on US politics.
The right is working the refs. And it's working.
We all had our youthful indiscretions that haunt or amuse us for the rest of our lives. Mine was conservatism.
It now seems clear, from what we hear,
That Gary Hart will reappear.
(He ran well once, but then he slipped;
He couldn't keep his trousers zipped.)