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February 7, 2000 Issue

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  • Editorial

    If Politics Got Real…

    If politics got real, the debate on campaign finance reform would focus on how ordinary citizens can acquire a measure of power in America’s money-drenched democracy.

    William Greider

  • Why I Support Bradley

    As I travel across the country, I am often asked why progressives should support Bill Bradley for President, as I do.

    Paul Wellstone

  • The ‘Cuba Exception’

    The law governing the case of Elián González, the 6-year-old Cuban boy found clinging to an inner tube after his mother drowned on the way here from Cuba, could not be more clear.

    David Cole

  • Column

    A Man of Straw

    In principle, I rather detest articles or items that begin or end with the words, “You heard it here first.” Nonetheless, this is what I told the readers of this column on December 28, 1998, in r

    Christopher Hitchens

  • The Russians in Chechnya

    It seems so familiar to me:
    They know one more tank, one more gun’ll
    Allow best and brightest to see
    The light at the end of the tunnel.

    Calvin Trillin

  • Books & the Arts

    Rain Man

    In his novel A Flag for Sunrise, Robert Stone invents this old American saying: “Mickey Mouse will see you dead.” I have spent many profitable hours mulling over that coinage; and I’ve con

    Stuart Klawans

  • Ungood Fellas

    The last decade of the twentieth century was not a happy one for the Mafia.

    George De Stefano

  • ‘The First Environmentalists’

    For thirty years, since the publication of Silent Spring and Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, the growth of the environmental movement has been fueled with sorrow for the decimation o

    Mindy Pennybacker

  • The Woman Who Would Be Senator

    As you may have heard once or twice, we have a little Senate race going here in New York.

    Michael Tomasky
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