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January 24, 2000 Issue

  • Editorials

    President Putin?

    Boris Yeltsin's sudden resignation as President on New Year's Eve provoked ritual praise of his legacy by the same editorial voices that have been championing him for nine years as Russia's great

    the Editors

  • Greenspan and Gravity

    The giddy adoration of Alan Greenspan has come to resemble the stock market bubble itself and, when one phenomenon comes to its end, so will the other.

    William Greider

  • The Answers Are…

    In our November 29 issue appeared "The Presidential Aptitude Test," a proposed snap quiz for candidates inspired by George W. Bush's flunking a test on the names of certain foreign leaders.

    the Editors

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  • Columns

    Campaign Mystery

    Conservatives cannot explain
    Just why reporters boost McCain.
    It seems an odd way to express
    The liberal bias of the press.

    Calvin Trillin

  • Home Discomforts

    Isn't it curious how often the policy disaster that is posited as the thing that will never happen takes place within minutes?

    Katha Pollitt

  • Books and the Arts

    Y2K: The Prequel

    Our New Year's number is a mother goose with three eggs tucked behind. It could be a sign of cryptic rhymes and unhatched possibilities--or maybe of silliness, tailed by a lot of nothing.

    Stuart Klawans

  • Who Owns the Fourth Estate?

    Dentists and cardiologists warn their patients about plaque, harmful to both teeth and arteries.

    Carlin Romano

  • Saying It Ain’t So on Joe

    The cold war has been over for a decade but it lingers on the American home front.

    Stanley I. Kutler

  • Brownout at School

    The Color of School Reform represents the kind of scholarship that by rights should influence the design of smart policy.

    David L. Kirp

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