Campaigns and Elections

Yes, We’re the Great Pretenders Yes, We’re the Great Pretenders

Three days before the election, I took part in a television panel with former White House flack Joe Lockhart, who was doing his best to hold up his end of the tattered Gore-Lieberm...

Nov 30, 2000 / Column / Christopher Hitchens

Can Dems Hang Tough? Can Dems Hang Tough?

With No Decision 2000 a face-off of spins--moralistic outrage for the Republicans (don't steal our election) versus lofty principle for the Democrats (every vote should count)--t...

Nov 30, 2000 / Editorial / David Corn

Vesuvius Vesuvius

Whoever wins the legal battles over the election, and with them the presidency, recent events will cast a long shadow over American political life in the years ahead. For the fir...

Nov 30, 2000 / Editorial / Jonathan Schell

I’m Counting My Heart Out for You I’m Counting My Heart Out for You

(Lyrics found on a table inside a state building in Miami-Dade County) I'm counting my heart out for you. The votes I am finding are few. We hear the mob right in the h...

Nov 30, 2000 / Column / Calvin Trillin

The Real Bush Stands Up The Real Bush Stands Up

It took George W. Bush a matter of days--if not hours--to prove that he doesn't believe his own different-kind-of-Republican rhetoric and that he is leading a squad as loaded wit...

Nov 27, 2000 / Editorial / The Editors

Fractured Franchise Fractured Franchise

There's been a lot of talk in recent days about "disfranchisement." Jesse Jackson has invoked memories of the bloody battles for voter registration in Selma; elderly Jews in Palm...

Nov 27, 2000 / Editorial / Alex Keyssar

Manufacturing a Crisis Manufacturing a Crisis

The postelection battle for the presidency is without doubt some kind of crisis, but it's not easy to define precisely what kind. David Broder has suggested in the Washington Pos...

Nov 27, 2000 / Editorial / Jonathan Schell

‘Accuracy’ vs. ‘Speed’ ‘Accuracy’ vs. ‘Speed’

Click here for Eric Alterman's latest dispatch on Florida.

Nov 27, 2000 / Column / Eric Alterman

Counting That Chad Is Just the Texas Way Counting That Chad Is Just the Texas Way

In Texas, vote-counters routinely count a dimpled chad as a vote for the candidate because it clearly establishes the voter's intent. Three weeks ago, that sentence would h...

Nov 23, 2000 / Column / Robert Scheer

Election 1876 Election 1876

That year there were disputes over the presidential returns in South Carolina, Louisinana, Oregon and Florida.

Nov 22, 2000 / Feature / The Editors