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  • August 5, 1999

    Think Globally, Run Locally

    In the summer of 1997 Amory Houghton, the "moderate" six-term Republican Congressman who represents my home county in upstate New York, cast a crucial vote against the "no arms to dictators" Code

    Caleb Rossiter

  • 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

    the Editors

  • August 5, 1999

    Gloves Off in the Garden State

    The newly regilded dome of Trenton's state capitol may be shimmering under the intense summer sun, but if New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman's entourage is sweating bullets these days, it

    Doug Ireland

  • August 5, 1999

    Bradley’s Long Shot

    How do you beat a sitting vice president in a presidential nomination contest? There's no established game plan, because no one's ever done it.

    David Corn

  • July 8, 1999

    The Other Y2K Crisis

    The presidential election is sixteen months away, but candidates are already fanning out across the land, garnering dollars and media exposure.

    Stephen Gillers

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  • June 17, 1999

    Electoral College Dropouts

    When Americans go to the polls next November to choose a President, virtually every citizen over the age of 18 will have the opportunity to cast a ballot. But while the rules of U.S.

    Matthew Hoffman

  • June 17, 1999

    The Strategy of the Other Republican Presidential Candidates

    Completely confident, they know that--fair
    And square, on issues--they'll defeat George Bush.
    But still, where is that famous picture where

    Calvin Trillin

  • June 17, 1999

    Bill Bradley: Can He Get Into the Game?

    On April 30, 1992, Bill Bradley strode to the podium of the US Senate. The previous night, riots had erupted in Los Angeles following a not-guilty verdict in the first Rodney King trial.

    David Corn

  • June 10, 1999

    Depression Confession

    How will we know when women have achieved equality? Male politicians will all be bachelors.

    Katha Pollitt