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  • August 10, 2000

    Tricky Dick

    When Dubya picked Dick Cheney as his running mate, the little screen was awash in flatulent flatteries from the chattering classes: "a grown-up," "presidential," "all steak and no sizzle" were

    Doug Ireland

  • August 10, 2000

    Vote for Nader

    It must be some playful new postmodernist form of politics: First you spend years ranting about the plutocracy that has supplanted American democracy and is rapidly devouring the planet.

    Barbara Ehrenreich

  • August 10, 2000

    Goodbye Keynes, Hello Coolidge

    Paying off the national debt used to be an obsession of Calvinist fundamentalists on the fringes of the Republican Party, but this year it is the boldest banner held aloft by the Democratic Par

    William Greider

  • August 10, 2000

    The Other America

    On the eve of the Democratic convention, the challenge to Democrats is to recognize the limits of the current economic boom and act boldly to assist those left behind.

    Jan Schakowsky

  • August 10, 2000

    Paul Newman:In His Own Words

    Paul Newman refers all letters relative to this article to Toys "R" Us.

    Paul Newman


  • August 10, 2000

    Planks for a People’s Platform

    The draft Democratic Party platform doesn't speak forcefully to the concerns of ordinary people.

    Various Contributors

  • August 10, 2000

    Gore’s Surrender

    Less than a hour after George Bush concluded his party's have-a-nice-election convention with a vapid but beyond-the-expectations acceptance speech, a source deep within the Gore camp called me

    David Corn

  • August 10, 2000

    California Scheming

    Democrats gather in Los Angeles facing large questions not just about their success in November but also about the direction of their party. George W.

    The Editors

  • August 10, 2000

    The Beat

    CENTERING GORE "They chose to close ranks instead of opening up dialogue," California State Senator Tom Hayden said after the Democratic Platform Comm

    John Nichols

  • August 1, 2000

    GOP Ticket Has Struck Oil

    Have you ever wondered who really benefited from the Gulf War, which will be celebrated this week at the Republican National Convention as the crowning, if singular, achievement of the presidency

    Robert Scheer