After Torricelli After Torricelli

Democrats in Washington and New Jersey sighed with relief when scandal-plagued Senator Robert Torricelli ended a doomed run for a second term.

Oct 3, 2002 / Editorial / John Nichols

Chill on the Hill Chill on the Hill

Would-be intelligence watchdogs often lack the knowledge or the will to be effective.

Sep 26, 2002 / Feature / Russ Baker

Congress and War Congress and War

In January, when George W. Bush's pollster warned that "Enron is a much bigger story than anyone in Washington realizes," White House political director Karl Rove informed the ...

Sep 12, 2002 / Editorial / John Nichols

Question Time Question Time

It's been six months since nineteen fanatics controlled by Al Qaeda seized four airliners and wreaked bloody, fiery havoc on the United States. In the aftermath, stunned and angr...

Mar 7, 2002 / Editorial / The Editors

Kucinich Rocks the Boat Kucinich Rocks the Boat

Dennis Kucinich never doubted that millions of Americans had deep concerns about George W. Bush's ever-expanding war on ill-defined foes abroad and on civil liberties at home. Bu...

Mar 7, 2002 / Editorial / John Nichols

Political Twist Political Twist

Congress returns--will the Democrats challenge Bush?

Jan 24, 2002 / Feature / John Nichols

Enron’s Washington Enron’s Washington

It was a mistake--and a beaut--in Matt Bivens's piece "The Enron Box" where he confused the Houston Astros and the Texas Rangers. It is hereby duly acknowledged and regretted. Bu...

Jan 24, 2002 / Feature / Matt Bivens

Enron on the Hill 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 affai...

Jan 24, 2002 / Feature / David Corn

Dems Pray for DeLay 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.  

Dec 20, 2001 / Editorial / David Corn

Policy Profiteers Policy Profiteers

Battling the war profiteers of World War I, Robert La Follette reminded America that "wealth has never yet sacrificed itself on the altar of patriotism." The progressive senato...

Oct 4, 2001 / Editorial / John Nichols