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  • April 29, 1999

    Another Candidate Announces

    Republicans seem rather sour
    About the run of Gary Bauer.
    But Democrats are glad to greet
    The one opponent Gore might beat.

    Calvin Trillin

  • April 8, 1999

    $1 Billion for Conservative Ideas

    Last year the Heritage Foundation celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary.

    David Callahan

  • April 8, 1999

    Political Chapter, Bible Verse

    After writing this, her fourth book on the Christian right, Sara Diamond donated fourteen years' worth of research--right-wing pamphlets, fliers and position papers--to the University of Californ

    Abby Scher

  • March 18, 1999

    Enter Mrs. Dole

    Elizabeth Dole is all perfection.
    She shoots one take, without exception.
    She drives her staff so no step's spared
    To get an ad-libbed speech prepared.

    Calvin Trillin

  • February 25, 1999

    Tilting at Rumor Mills

    Now that the Constitution has been rescued and sexual McCarthyism discredited, perhaps the most durable legacy of the Lewinsky mess is the central location of the right-wing slime machine on th

    Eric Alterman


  • February 18, 1999

    The Price of Vigilance

    Good Christian kids must study Tinky Winky
    To try to catch him doing something kinky.

    Calvin Trillin

  • January 14, 1999

    My Lost Weekend

    By the time we got to firing off the water-cooled, tripod-mounted, 30-caliber machine gun at the NRA-run Ben Avery gun range a half-hour north of here on the Saturday after New Year's, I rea

    Marc Cooper

  • January 14, 1999

    Republic on Trial

    The most astonishing thing about the farcical and disgraceful--but extremely dangerous--impeachment proceedings in Washington is that they are happening at all. The country is at peace.

    Jonathan Schell

  • October 6, 1997

    Heart of Whiteness

    Milton Friedman, Gary Bauer, William F. Buckley. Could we ask more of a cruise?

    Eric Alterman

  • June 11, 1988

    William F. Buckley Lived Off Evil As Mold Lives Off Garbage

    A not-too-fond remembrance of “Squire Willie,” patron saint of post-World War II American conservatism.

    Robert Sherrill