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  • May 3, 2000

    Gore’s Oil Money

    Research assistance was provided by the Investigative Fund of the Nation Institute.

    Ken Silverstein

  • February 16, 2000

    A Tale of Two Reformers

    This presidential election--so far--is the tale of two establishments, one that held firm, one that started to crack and moved fast to hang tight.

    David Corn

  • February 10, 2000

    The McCain Insurgency

    Every presidential contest in the past two decades has produced something of a quasi populist--a mad-as-hell candidate of the left, right or center who runs against the establishment in Washingto

    David Corn

  • January 20, 2000

    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

  • January 20, 2000

    Our Virtual Primaries

    As the first voting of the 2000 presidential election approaches, in the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primaries, public disinterest is palpable.

    Jonathan Schell


  • January 20, 2000

    Beelzebub’s Buzzwords

    These excerpts are from Jim Hightower's If the Gods Had Meant Us to Vote They Would Have Given Us Candidates (HarperCollins).

    Jim Hightower

  • October 28, 1999

    Our Rigged Elections

    Some things may be true even if Pat Buchanan says them, and the inescapable fact is that the 2000 presidential election has so far been a rigged affair, bearing more resemblance to a plebiscite i

    Christopher Hitchens

  • September 30, 1999

    Money 2000

    The Nation Institute's Investigative Fund provided research assistance.

    Bob Dreyfuss

  • August 5, 1999

    Presidential Bidding

    Let 1999 go down in electoral history as the year the "wealth primary"--a term coined by Jamin Raskin and John Bonifaz in law review articles to describe the period of early fundraising before th

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