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Elections news and analysis from The Nation

  • August 10, 2000

    Vote for Nader

    It must be some playful new postmodernist form of politics: First you spend years ranting about the plutocracy that has supplanted American democracy and is rapidly devouring the planet.

    Barbara Ehrenreich

  • August 10, 2000

    The Other America

    On the eve of the Democratic convention, the challenge to Democrats is to recognize the limits of the current economic boom and act boldly to assist those left behind.

    Jan Schakowsky

  • August 10, 2000

    Planks for a People’s Platform

    The draft Democratic Party platform doesn't speak forcefully to the concerns of ordinary people.

    Various Contributors

  • July 27, 2000

    Schmoozapalooza 2000

    So ABC is arranging its convention coverage around an exhibition football game. NBC is giving us just the acceptance speeches.

    Eric Alterman

  • June 22, 2000

    Give Us a Real Debate

    The pernicious influence on politics of corporate money isn't confined to donations to candidates and parties.

    The Editors


  • May 3, 2000

    Gore’s Oil Money

    Research assistance was provided by the Investigative Fund of the Nation Institute.

    Ken Silverstein

  • 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