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  • October 21, 1999

    Fashion Statements

    October is here, and once again it's time for post-season playoffs, foliage and fashion magazines thicker than the Old Testament with seasonal guidance for the young and voguish.

    Eric Alterman

  • October 14, 1999

    More Nixon Tapes Released

    Among his more peculiar views,
    He thought all Communists were Jews.
    Historians must ponder how
    He managed to account for Mao.

    Calvin Trillin

  • October 14, 1999

    Buchanan-Fulani: New Team?

    When Pat Buchanan showed up to tout his new book on Tim Russert's CNBC show, Russert asked about his recent lunch date with Lenora Fulani, former presidential candidate of the New Alliance Party.

    Bruce Shapiro

  • September 30, 1999

    Adieu, Dan Quayle

    Farewell, once more, J. Danforth Quayle.
    Although we know it's sad to fail,
    Remember, you were once obscure--
    Considered lightweight, immature.

    Calvin Trillin

  • September 30, 1999

    Pat Buchanan’s Poison

    Pat Buchanan, the man who urged Ronald Reagan to visit the Nazi cemetery at Bitburg, is no stranger to charges of anti-Semitism.

    The Editors


  • September 9, 1999

    Little Limbaughs and the Fire Next Time

    Residents of Skaneateles, New York, complained to visiting reporters about the Clintons' decision to make themselves relatively scarce on their recent vacation.

    Eric Alterman

  • June 17, 1999

    The Strategy of the Other Republican Presidential Candidates

    Completely confident, they know that--fair
    And square, on issues--they'll defeat George Bush.
    But still, where is that famous picture where

    Calvin Trillin

  • June 10, 1999

    Left-Right Bedfellows

    "We are the evil empire.

    Benjamin Schwarz

  • June 3, 1999

    Media Matters

    "Politics and language," explains the dust jacket on the latest edition of Safire's New Political Dictionary, are "William Safire's two great and abiding interests." True, but too modest.<

    David Sarasohn

  • 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