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Politics news and analysis from The Nation

  • February 18, 1999

    Clinton’s Choice

    With the impeachment slogfest over, Congressional Democrats, particularly the liberals, once again face the ever-aggravating matter of their thorny relationship with President Clinton.

    David Corn

  • February 18, 1999

    The Price of Vigilance

    Good Christian kids must study Tinky Winky
    To try to catch him doing something kinky.

    Calvin Trillin

  • February 11, 1999

    What Boddah You?: The Authenticity Debate

    If there's one thing everyone agrees on about Hawaii writer Lois-Ann Yamanaka, it's that she has a perfect ear for local pidgin dialects, which change cadence and idiom throughout the islands of

    Mindy Pennybacker

  • February 11, 1999

    Minority Report

    On February 26 last, my old friend Sidney Blumenthal emerged from the grand jury and made a bravura appearance on the courthouse steps in Washington, DC.

    Christopher Hitchens

  • February 4, 1999

    Starr’s Right-Hand Man

    As the impeachment trial was slouching toward completion, another issue began rising in prominence: Can Bill Clinton be indicted while he's President?

    David Corn


  • February 4, 1999

    LA Story: Backlash of the Boosters

    What happens to a leading Marxist writer after he gets a MacArthur genius grant, a Getty Fellowship, and his new book hits number one on the nonfiction bestseller list?

    Jon Wiener

  • February 4, 1999

    The False Dawn of Civil Society

    When we put our faith in civil society, we are grasping at straws.

    David Rieff

  • February 4, 1999

    The Principal Remaining Argument for an Extended Impeachment Trial

    It might make sense to end it now, except
    That wouldn't show the managers respect.
    So even if their case now seems inert,

    Calvin Trillin

  • February 4, 1999

    Sextuple Jeopardy

    In The Spirit of the Laws, Montesquieu draws a distinction that is useful in thinking about the impeachment of Bill Clinton.

    Jonathan Schell

  • January 28, 1999

    The Cost of an Afghan ‘Victory’

    Ten years ago, on February 15, 1989, as the last of the 115,000 Soviet soldiers crossed over from Afghanistan into Soviet Tajikistan, there was quiet celebration in Washington as well

    Dilip Hiro