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Elections news and analysis from The Nation

  • March 16, 2000

    The Outcome of the Primaries

    So after the excitement fades,
    We end up with the norm:
    Both candidates are regulars
    Who say they're for reform.

    Calvin Trillin

  • March 9, 2000

    The Stealth Candidate

    On the morning after, people awoke to the drear prospect of "gush and bore" for the next six months, and excitement flew out the window.

    William Greider

  • March 2, 2000

    Cemetery Road

    Progressives are really grasping at straws these days. First we're supposed to get excited because Ralph Nader is running for President as a Green.

    Katha Pollitt

  • February 23, 2000

    A Theological Analysis of the South Carolina Primary

    In Kennebunk, land of the Bushes,
    The men of the cloth all wore tweed.
    And one didn't meet any Christians
    Like Robertson, Falwell and Reed.

    Calvin Trillin

  • February 16, 2000

    Run, Ralph, Really Run

    Ralph Nader is running for President, and a fair number of progressives are excited by the prospect. They should be.

    John Nichols


  • February 16, 2000

    Farewell, Steve Forbes

    We mutter adieu now to Steve,
    Who finally decided to leave.
    We thought he might never be done
    With buying his place in the sun.

    Calvin Trillin

  • February 16, 2000

    Education and the Election

    By now most of us accept as almost inevitable the idea that education, meaning school reform and access to college, is at or near the top of the political agenda, both in the states and in the na

    Peter Schrag

  • February 10, 2000

    Farewell, Gary Bauer


    Farewell, adieu to Gary Bauer.
    We never thought that you'd be our
    Next President. Too small. Too sour.
    The countryside we'd have to scour

    Calvin Trillin

  • February 3, 2000

    Morning After in NH

    It was the last question at the last New Hampshire town meeting for Bill Bradley.

    David Corn

  • February 3, 2000

    Orrin Hatch Ends Whatever It Was

    The Orrin Hatch campaign is done--
    Kaput at last, without a doubt.
    And now, perhaps, could someone please
    Explain what that was all about?

    Calvin Trillin