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  • April 1, 1999

    If Poverty Is the Question…

    What does it mean to be poor in America? We can offer no single description of American poverty.

    Paul Wellstone

  • April 1, 1999

    Srebrenica Revisited

    During the Balkan war of 1912, Leon Trotsky was a war correspondent for a group of liberal Russian and Ukrainian newspapers.

    Christopher Hitchens

  • April 1, 1999

    All the President’s Man?

    When Dick Morris announced that he would write a book to divert attention from his adventure with the toes of a call girl, George Stephanopoulos, the President's senior policy adviser, was asked

    Stanley I. Kutler

  • April 1, 1999

    The Clinton Doctrine

    President Clinton's decision to use military force against the Serbs was not simply a calculated response to Slobodan Milosevic's intransigence.

    Michael T. Klare

  • April 1, 1999

    Enter Steve Forbes

    In '96 poor Forbes was thought
    To be less zealous than he ought
    To be on things like baby-killing.
    So now he's showing that he's willing

    Calvin Trillin

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  • 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

  • March 18, 1999

    Postcards From the Left

    As the limos and their glitterati cargo pull up to the Oscars ceremony this year, they may have to share a bit of screen time with a band of angry picketers.

    Marc Cooper

  • March 11, 1999

    Paving the Way

    Since you weren't bent all out of shape
    By hearing Bill accused of rape,
    It's now assumed that it won't trouble you
    To hear some dirt about George W.

    Calvin Trillin

  • March 11, 1999

    Women’s Rights: As the World Turns

    Does it seem to you that feminism this past year was just one long gargle over the meaning of Monica? That the biggest women's issue was whether oral sex is sex?

    Katha Pollitt

  • March 11, 1999

    Kissinger and Pinochet

    Henry Kissinger, realpolitiker nonpareil, never gave a damn about human rights.

    Peter Kornbluh