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Campaigns and Elections news and analysis from The Nation

  • May 3, 2000

    Gore’s Oil Money

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

    Ken Silverstein

  • March 16, 2000

    The Outcome of the Primaries

    So after the excitement fades,
    We end up with the norm:
    Both candidates are regulars
    Who say they're for reform.

    Calvin Trillin

  • March 9, 2000

    The Stealth Candidate

    On the morning after, people awoke to the drear prospect of "gush and bore" for the next six months, and excitement flew out the window.

    William Greider

  • March 2, 2000

    Cemetery Road

    Progressives are really grasping at straws these days. First we're supposed to get excited because Ralph Nader is running for President as a Green.

    Katha Pollitt

  • February 23, 2000

    A Theological Analysis of the South Carolina Primary

    In Kennebunk, land of the Bushes,
    The men of the cloth all wore tweed.
    And one didn't meet any Christians
    Like Robertson, Falwell and Reed.

    Calvin Trillin


  • 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 16, 2000

    Run, Ralph, Really Run

    Ralph Nader is running for President, and a fair number of progressives are excited by the prospect. They should be.

    John Nichols

  • February 16, 2000

    Farewell, Steve Forbes

    We mutter adieu now to Steve,
    Who finally decided to leave.
    We thought he might never be done
    With buying his place in the sun.

    Calvin Trillin

  • February 16, 2000

    Education and the Election

    By now most of us accept as almost inevitable the idea that education, meaning school reform and access to college, is at or near the top of the political agenda, both in the states and in the na

    Peter Schrag

  • 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