Campaigns and Elections

This Is Your Country on Drugs This Is Your Country on Drugs

Our drug laws, like those concerning voting, reveal bias and backward thinking.

Dec 14, 2000 / Column / Katha Pollitt

GOP Could Be Courting a Disaster GOP Could Be Courting a Disaster

We know what they're afraid of. Cut through the Republican verbiage that has clogged the airwaves and courts and you find one simple but disturbing point: They fear an accurate...

Dec 9, 2000 / Column / Robert Scheer

Ce N’est Pas un Président Ce N’est Pas un Président

All I want is the truth. Just gimme some truth.       --John Lennon Florida's electoral mishegoss lends itself to the exploration of an issu...

Dec 7, 2000 / Books & the Arts / Eric Alterman

Wanted: Three Electors Wanted: Three Electors

Let the chattering classes focus on chads and undervotes and Florida recounts and what the courts--state and federal, all the way up to the Supreme Court--would or wouldn't do. L...

Dec 7, 2000 / Editorial / The Editors

Shut It Down Shut It Down

(Another Republican sea chantey) They all went down to stop Miami-Dade From making counts the judges had OK'd. Unlikely toughs, with ties and crisp white shirts, They w...

Dec 7, 2000 / Column / Calvin Trillin

By the Dawn’s Early Light By the Dawn’s Early Light

I write from shipboard, on the Nation cruise. The boat has just pulled away from port and chugs toward the horizon, leaving land behind. We are fourth in a line of cruise ships d...

Dec 7, 2000 / Column / Patricia J. Williams

The Unscanned Majority The Unscanned Majority

Amid all the partisan sniping, talking-head screeching and judicial decisions, there are two indisputable facts that go far toward explaining the true tragedy of the Florida reco...

Dec 7, 2000 / Editorial / David Corn

Gore’s Hail Mary Failed; Now Let’s Rebuild the Team Gore’s Hail Mary Failed; Now Let’s Rebuild the Team

The Oakland Raiders lost by one point Sunday, and it was all my fault. My concentration as their most fanatical fan was broken by constantly switching to CNN to watch overprice...

Dec 5, 2000 / Column / Robert Scheer

Beneath the Divide Beneath the Divide

The election results reveal what may be an "emerging progressive majority."

Nov 30, 2000 / Feature / Robert L. Borosage

Rush to ‘Closure’ Rush to ‘Closure’

Here's the Bush idea of electoral reform: Cancel the election. The Florida legislature's move to choose the state's electors and declare George W. Bush the next President is only...

Nov 30, 2000 / Editorial / The Editors