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Bill Clinton news and analysis from The Nation

  • February 4, 1999

    Starr’s Right-Hand Man

    As the impeachment trial was slouching toward completion, another issue began rising in prominence: Can Bill Clinton be indicted while he's President?

    David Corn

  • January 21, 1999

    Justice Over-Decorated Is Justice Denied

    Chief Justice Rehnquist now presides.
    He rules the chamber that decides
    If Clinton should remain or go.
    This role's important, that we know.

    Calvin Trillin

  • January 21, 1999

    Democrats Face the Future

    "Nothing in life is so exhilarating," Winston Churchill wrote in his memoir of the Boer War, "as to be shot at without result." Surely this accounts for the ebullience of Congressional Democra

    Robert L. Borosage

  • January 14, 1999

    One Lesson of the Impeachment of William Jefferson Clinton

    The middle names we have are, as a rule,
    Obscure, pretentious, odd or just not cool.
    So someone named John Bloomingblaise McGill

    Calvin Trillin

  • January 14, 1999

    The People vs. Larry Flynt?

    I didn't realize how much I was counting on Larry Flynt until I noticed I had spent Monday evening trying to find on the Web or TV a report of the much-anticipated news conference in which h

    Katha Pollitt

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  • January 14, 1999

    Republic on Trial

    The most astonishing thing about the farcical and disgraceful--but extremely dangerous--impeachment proceedings in Washington is that they are happening at all. The country is at peace.

    Jonathan Schell

  • January 7, 1999

    Republic on Trial

    The other day Linda Douglass, the Congressional correspondent for ABC News, commented to Peter Jennings that some "conservative" Republican senators were opposed to a plan that Senate majorit

    Jonathan Schell

  • December 24, 1998

    Land of Dreams

    Anyone who decides to add his drop to the tidal wave of commentary on the impeachment of President Clinton must acknowledge, at the outset, a built-in difficulty.

    Jonathan Schell

  • December 24, 1998

    Rehnquist’s Impeachment Gavel

    William Rehnquist was Richard Nixon's chief legal strategist when Nixon appointed him to the Supreme Court in 1971.

    Bruce Neuborne

  • December 24, 1998

    Our Bloodless Coup

    People warn that a Senate impeachment trial will effectively shut down the government, involving as it would the Supreme Court and tying up the World's Greatest Deliberative Body for weeks or

    Arthur Miller

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