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  • 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 4, 1999

    Re: Juanita Broaddrick

    We will never know the truth behind Juanita Broaddrick's claim that Bill Clinton raped her in a Little Rock hotel room in l978.

    Katha Pollitt

  • February 25, 1999

    And Now–Social Security

    Social Security's future is the first, and gargantuan, legislative issue of the post-Monica era.

    The Editors

  • February 25, 1999

    Tilting at Rumor Mills

    Now that the Constitution has been rescued and sexual McCarthyism discredited, perhaps the most durable legacy of the Lewinsky mess is the central location of the right-wing slime machine on th

    Eric Alterman

  • February 18, 1999

    The Price of Vigilance

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

    Calvin Trillin

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  • February 18, 1999

    So, Is It Back to Bowling Alone?

    The scene with which The Good Citizen opens could have been lifted straight from a Norman Rockwell painting.

    David L. Kirp

  • February 18, 1999

    How Hitchens Suckered Himself

    Amid the shifting sands of Christopher Hitchens's accounts of and apologias for his bearing witness (deemed false witness by the man he still insists on calling his friend) against Sidney Blument

    Alexander Cockburn

  • February 18, 1999

    Smoke in Starr’s Chamber

    This essay is adapted from Thomas Ferguson's "Blowing Smoke: Who Wants Clinton Impeached And Why," for American Democracy in the Twenty-First Century, edited by William Crotty.

    Thomas Ferguson

  • 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 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

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