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Electoral Reform

Electoral Reform news and analysis from The Nation

  • November 16, 2000

    Stupefied Democracy

    This election may jolt Americans out of a passive acceptance of civil mythologies.

    William Greider

  • November 16, 2000

    What Crisis?

    There's an easy way to take your own pulse, and that of anyone you know, concerning the vertiginous events of the night of November 7. Was the apparent non-outcome really a "mess" or a crisis? Or was the pre-existing system a sordid mess and a crisis waiting to happen? If you choose the second explanation, then the meltdown of all the fixers and self-appointed gatekeepers and pseudo-experts, as well as being a source of joy, is also an unparalleled opportunity, an occasion for a long-postponed national seminar on democracy and how to get it.

    Christopher Hitchens


  • July 27, 2000

    In the Eighth Circle of Thieves

    The power and sovereignty of corporations is an enormous humiliation to a society of free people.

    E.L. Doctorow

  • January 20, 2000

    Our Virtual Primaries

    As the first voting of the 2000 presidential election approaches, in the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primaries, public disinterest is palpable.

    Jonathan Schell

  • January 20, 2000

    Beelzebub’s Buzzwords

    These excerpts are from Jim Hightower's If the Gods Had Meant Us to Vote They Would Have Given Us Candidates (HarperCollins).

    Jim Hightower

  • October 28, 1999

    Our Rigged Elections

    Some things may be true even if Pat Buchanan says them, and the inescapable fact is that the 2000 presidential election has so far been a rigged affair, bearing more resemblance to a plebiscite i

    Christopher Hitchens

  • September 30, 1999

    Money 2000

    The Nation Institute's Investigative Fund provided research assistance.

    Bob Dreyfuss