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  • December 24, 1998

    Land of Dreams

    Anyone who decides to add his drop to the tidal wave of commentary on the impeachment of President Clinton must acknowledge, at the outset, a built-in difficulty.

    Jonathan Schell

  • December 24, 1998

    Rehnquist’s Impeachment Gavel

    William Rehnquist was Richard Nixon's chief legal strategist when Nixon appointed him to the Supreme Court in 1971.

    Bruce Neuborne

  • December 24, 1998

    Our Bloodless Coup

    People warn that a Senate impeachment trial will effectively shut down the government, involving as it would the Supreme Court and tying up the World's Greatest Deliberative Body for weeks or

    Arthur Miller

  • December 17, 1998

    Jesse ‘The Gov’ Ventura

    On January 4, 1999, Jesse Ventura will be sworn in as the new governor of Minnesota amid a media deluge not seen since the state hosted the Super Bowl.

    Micah L. Sifry

  • December 17, 1998

    Noah’s Arc

    Somewhat impudently for a man taken in adultery, Henry Hyde compares himself to Jesus Christ.

    Alexander Cockburn

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  • December 17, 1998

    Impeachment Madness

    As the House of Representatives moved toward a historic decision--delayed by the bombing of Iraq--on whether to impeach the President, so-called moderate Republicans lamented that if only the Presi

    The Editors

  • December 17, 1998

    His Terrible, Swift Sword

    You're familiar, of course, with the Wall Street Journal.

    Michael Tomasky

  • October 5, 1998

    Close, But No Cigar

    On August 20 last, President Clinton personally ordered the leveling of the Al-Shifa pharmaceutical plant on the outskirts of Khartoum.

    Christopher Hitchens

  • May 14, 1998

    Social (In-)Security

    What precisely about the current Social Security "reform" debate makes it so hateful and repellent?

    The Editors

  • January 2, 1998

    Terror and the Sense of Justice

    An irony emerges from reading the sickening details of the terrorist slaughter in Israel. It is that Menahem Begin, the symbol of Israeli outrage and bereavement, first achieved prominence as a terrorist.

    Aryeh Neier
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