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  • 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

  • July 22, 1999

    The Spy Who Wasn’t

    Pat Buchanan calls Wen Ho Lee the epicenter of the most dangerous penetration of America's nuclear labs "since the Rosenbergs went to the electric chair in 1953." Senator Don Nickles says that Le

    Bill Mesler

  • July 22, 1999

    Elections 2000–A Bad Dream?

    JOEL ROGERS

    Stephen Gillers's Y2K nightmare is a Republican "trifecta" capture of natio

    Various Contributors

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  • July 8, 1999

    The Other Y2K Crisis

    The presidential election is sixteen months away, but candidates are already fanning out across the land, garnering dollars and media exposure.

    Stephen Gillers

  • July 8, 1999

  • July 1, 1999

    Social Security for Women

    Despite the rosy projections and numerical alchemy that proponents employ to push their cause, privatizing Social Security won't build much wealth for women, and it will leave elderly women, part

    Trudy Lieberman

  • July 1, 1999

    On Rumors of a Plea Deal for Webster Hubbell

    If Webster Hubbell
    Is out of trouble,
    The end for Starr
    Cannot be far.
    We hope these guys
    Live peaceful lives
    With little fuss--

    Calvin Trillin

  • June 24, 1999

    America’s Disappeared

    Nearly three years after the inauguration of welfare reform, Congress and the Clinton Administration would do well to reflect upon the admonition of Dorothy Day, the founder of the Catholic Worke

    Paul Wellstone

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