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Maurice Isserman's The Other American: The Life of Michael Harrington evokes and will enrich the legacy of the last great American socialist in the tradition of Eugene Debs and Norman Thom
Research assistance was provided by the Investigative Fund of the Nation Institute.
The front-loaded primary regime produced its expected result by the first week in March: George W. Bush and Al Gore wrapped up the Republican and Democratic presidential nominations.
So after the excitement fades,
We end up with the norm:
Both candidates are regulars
Who say they're for reform.
On the morning after, people awoke to the drear prospect of "gush and bore" for the next six months, and excitement flew out the window.
(A Gilbert and Sullivan Solo for George W. Bush)
Both Republican candidates battled to claim the mantle of the Gipper. John McCain calls himself "a true Reagan Republican." George W.
Progressives are really grasping at straws these days. First we're supposed to get excited because Ralph Nader is running for President as a Green.
In Kennebunk, land of the Bushes,
The men of the cloth all wore tweed.
And one didn't meet any Christians
Like Robertson, Falwell and Reed.
Ralph Nader is running for President, and a fair number of progressives are excited by the prospect. They should be.
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