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Politics news and analysis from The Nation

  • July 27, 2000

    Hard Right Burning for Bush?

    Perhaps it was because he was recovering from painful back surgery, but a few weeks before the Republican convention, Paul Weyrich, a founder of the religious right, was awful grumpy about George

    David Corn

  • July 27, 2000

    Paying to Party

    It's no secret that the national conventions are no longer dramatic arenas in which the parties decide their presidential nominees or, for that matter, anything else of much importance.

    David Enrich

  • July 13, 2000

    If Not Now…

    There are a number of persuasive reasons to cast a vote for Ralph Nader in the fall, and a number of unpersuasive reasons, too.

    Christopher Hitchens

  • July 13, 2000

    A City That Worked

    The New York of 1945 was the victorious city of the New Deal and World War II, one that can barely be glimpsed today beneath postmodern towers and billboards for dot-com enterprises.

    Robert W. Snyder


  • July 3, 2000

    Bush Under Strain, a Heartbeat Away

    So much good news has been generated by the Bush Administration concerning the health of Dick Cheney that perhaps all of us should have four heart attacks, a quadruple bypass, a stent inserted in a

    Robert Scheer

  • June 29, 2000

    Nader: A Personal View

    The Ralph Nader running for President this year is quite a different person from the driven crusader whom I first met as a young reporter, covering the advent of his public-interest movement thre

    William Greider

  • June 29, 2000

    The Beat

    NURSES HEALTHCARE Rx "When corporations took over healthcare, nurses had to make a choice between the bottom line and the patients.

    John Nichols

  • June 29, 2000

    A Short History of Bill Richardson’s Campaign for the Vice Presidential Nomination

    What Bill was asked to do Bill always did.
    There was no better soldier on the scene.
    So why at Veep time won't he get the bid?
    'Twas lost behind the copying machine.

    Calvin Trillin

  • June 29, 2000

    On the Road With Ralph Nader

    On a spectacular spring day at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, about 1,500 college kids are sitting by the lake outside the student union, drinking beer, listening to bands and waiting for

    Ruth Conniff