Campaigns and Elections

Beneath the Divide Beneath the Divide

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

Nov 30, 2000 / Feature / Robert L. Borosage

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

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

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

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

Nov 27, 2000 / Column / Eric Alterman

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

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

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

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