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  • August 19, 1999

    Russia and Election 2000

    President Boris Yeltsin's firing of his fifth Prime Minister in seventeen months and Russia's renewed war in the Caucasus are stark signs of his regime's instability, desperation and "agony," the

    Katrina vanden Heuvel

  • August 19, 1999

    And the Enemy Is…

    Patricia Williams will be on leave for the remainder of the year, returning to this space in January 2000.

    Patricia J. Williams

  • August 19, 1999

    George W.’s Straw Party

    Texas Governor George W.

    Marc Cooper

  • August 19, 1999

    A Word of Sympathy for Candidates Who Did Not Do Well in the Ames Voting

    It really would stick in the craw
    To find that you had to withdraw
    From such a big race
    For not keeping pace
    In a poll that was nothing but straw.

    Calvin Trillin

  • August 19, 1999

    Will Bulworth Run?

    Run, Warren, run? The latest made-for-buzz wrinkle in the 2000 presidential campaign is that actor Warren Beatty is considering a rewrite that would put him into the action.

    The Editors


  • August 5, 1999

    Think Globally, Run Locally

    In the summer of 1997 Amory Houghton, the "moderate" six-term Republican Congressman who represents my home county in upstate New York, cast a crucial vote against the "no arms to dictators" Code

    Caleb Rossiter

  • 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

  • August 5, 1999

    Bush’s Death Watch

    In rather the same way as new movies are now "reviewed" in terms of their first weekend gross, new candidates have become subject to evaluation by the dimensions of their "war chest." This silly,

    Christopher Hitchens

  • August 5, 1999

    Presidential Bidding

    Let 1999 go down in electoral history as the year the "wealth primary"--a term coined by Jamin Raskin and John Bonifaz in law review articles to describe the period of early fundraising before th

    The Editors

  • August 5, 1999

    Bradley’s Long Shot

    How do you beat a sitting vice president in a presidential nomination contest? There's no established game plan, because no one's ever done it.

    David Corn