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  • January 24, 2002

    Enron on the Hill

    For weeks, conservative commentators and Bush White House defenders have been huffing that the Enron matter is a corporate scandal, not a political controversy--that it is an affair of business sku

    David Corn

  • December 20, 2001

    Dems Pray for DeLay

    Republican majority leader Dick Armey announced that he will retire from Congress, and Democrats are hoping that Tom DeLay will replace him.


    David Corn

  • September 13, 2001

    Life as a Progressive Legislator

    The lesson of fifteen years is that real change requires a people's movement.

    Paul G. Pinsky

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  • September 6, 2001

    Women: Key to the Senate?

    If they connect well with voters in 2002, they'll have an edge in a weak economy.

    John Nichols

  • May 31, 2001

    Shrub Flubs His Dub


    Oh, sure, blame it on Texas. It's all our fault Jim Jeffords walked. Many, many people in Washington are assuming "the Texans" in the White House are responsible for this massive screw-up. Whereas everybody in political Austin assumes it. It's often hard to discern the difference between Texas Tough and Texas Stupid.

    Molly Ivins

  • May 23, 2001

    The Jeffords Jump

    "What do we do now?" That famous last line of the 1972 film The Candidate, in which Robert Redford finds himself--to his surprise--elected to the Senate, should be on the minds of Senate De

    David Corn