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  • September 2, 1999

    The Rest of Them Are Clean

    Elizabeth Dole won't break the law.
    McCain has scored no coke.
    The thought of Hatch with smack or crack
    Is palpably baroque.

    Calvin Trillin

  • September 2, 1999

    Buchanan Breaks Ranks

    In Washington, a city in which (to borrow a phrase from Virginia Woolf) all is gossip, corruption and chatter, the end-of-summer buzz has been about Pat Buchanan and whether he'll bolt the Republic

    Doug Ireland and Micah L. Sifry

  • August 19, 1999

    A Word of Sympathy for Candidates Who Did Not Do Well in the Ames Voting

    It really would stick in the craw
    To find that you had to withdraw
    From such a big race
    For not keeping pace
    In a poll that was nothing but straw.

    Calvin Trillin

  • August 19, 1999

    Will Bulworth Run?

    Run, Warren, run? The latest made-for-buzz wrinkle in the 2000 presidential campaign is that actor Warren Beatty is considering a rewrite that would put him into the action.

    the Editors

  • August 19, 1999

    Russia and Election 2000

    President Boris Yeltsin's firing of his fifth Prime Minister in seventeen months and Russia's renewed war in the Caucasus are stark signs of his regime's instability, desperation and "agony," the

    Katrina vanden Heuvel

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  • August 19, 1999

    And the Enemy Is…

    Patricia Williams will be on leave for the remainder of the year, returning to this space in January 2000.

    Patricia J. Williams

  • August 19, 1999

    George W.’s Straw Party

    Texas Governor George W.

    Marc Cooper

  • August 5, 1999

    Bush’s Death Watch

    In rather the same way as new movies are now "reviewed" in terms of their first weekend gross, new candidates have become subject to evaluation by the dimensions of their "war chest." This silly,

    Christopher Hitchens

  • August 5, 1999

    Presidential Bidding

    Let 1999 go down in electoral history as the year the "wealth primary"--a term coined by Jamin Raskin and John Bonifaz in law review articles to describe the period of early fundraising before th

    the Editors

  • August 5, 1999

    Bradley’s Long Shot

    How do you beat a sitting vice president in a presidential nomination contest? There's no established game plan, because no one's ever done it.

    David Corn

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