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Politics news and analysis from The Nation

  • August 5, 1999

    Gloves Off in the Garden State

    The newly regilded dome of Trenton's state capitol may be shimmering under the intense summer sun, but if New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman's entourage is sweating bullets these days, it

    Doug Ireland

  • July 22, 1999

    The Spy Who Wasn’t

    Pat Buchanan calls Wen Ho Lee the epicenter of the most dangerous penetration of America's nuclear labs "since the Rosenbergs went to the electric chair in 1953." Senator Don Nickles says that Le

    Bill Mesler

  • July 22, 1999

    Elections 2000–A Bad Dream?


    Stephen Gillers's Y2K nightmare is a Republican "trifecta" capture of natio

    Various Contributors

  • July 8, 1999

    The Other Y2K Crisis

    The presidential election is sixteen months away, but candidates are already fanning out across the land, garnering dollars and media exposure.

    Stephen Gillers

  • July 8, 1999


  • July 1, 1999

    Social Security for Women

    Despite the rosy projections and numerical alchemy that proponents employ to push their cause, privatizing Social Security won't build much wealth for women, and it will leave elderly women, part

    Trudy Lieberman

  • July 1, 1999

    On Rumors of a Plea Deal for Webster Hubbell

    If Webster Hubbell
    Is out of trouble,
    The end for Starr
    Cannot be far.
    We hope these guys
    Live peaceful lives
    With little fuss--

    Calvin Trillin

  • June 24, 1999

    America’s Disappeared

    Nearly three years after the inauguration of welfare reform, Congress and the Clinton Administration would do well to reflect upon the admonition of Dorothy Day, the founder of the Catholic Worke

    Paul Wellstone

  • June 24, 1999

    Advise and Consent

    So Holbrooke says he's sorry, though for what is not quite clear.
    And Helms now says that Dick will get the post.
    An envoy must do many deeds to forge a bright career.

    Calvin Trillin

  • June 17, 1999

    The Strategy of the Other Republican Presidential Candidates

    Completely confident, they know that--fair
    And square, on issues--they'll defeat George Bush.
    But still, where is that famous picture where

    Calvin Trillin