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  • February 4, 1999

    Starr’s Right-Hand Man

    As the impeachment trial was slouching toward completion, another issue began rising in prominence: Can Bill Clinton be indicted while he’s President?

    David Corn

  • January 28, 1999

    Theme Wars 2000

    It was yet another Washington confab where Democrats gathered in a hotel to ponder their prospects.

    David Corn

  • January 28, 1999

    The Cost of an Afghan ‘Victory’

    Ten years ago, on February 15, 1989, as the last of the 115,000 Soviet soldiers crossed over from Afghanistan into Soviet Tajikistan, there was quiet celebration in Washington as well

    Dilip Hiro

  • January 21, 1999

    The Real Threat to Social Security

    Research assistance was provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute.

    Bob Dreyfuss

  • January 21, 1999

    Democrats Face the Future

    “Nothing in life is so exhilarating,” Winston Churchill wrote in his memoir of the Boer War, “as to be shot at without result.” Surely this accounts for the ebullience of Congressional Democra

    Robert L. Borosage


  • January 21, 1999

    Justice Over-Decorated Is Justice Denied

    Chief Justice Rehnquist now presides.
    He rules the chamber that decides
    If Clinton should remain or go.
    This role’s important, that we know.

    Calvin Trillin

  • January 14, 1999

    My Lost Weekend

    By the time we got to firing off the water-cooled, tripod-mounted, 30-caliber machine gun at the NRA-run Ben Avery gun range a half-hour north of here on the Saturday after New Year’s, I rea

    Marc Cooper

  • January 14, 1999

    Republic on Trial

    The most astonishing thing about the farcical and disgraceful–but extremely dangerous–impeachment proceedings in Washington is that they are happening at all. The country is at peace.

    Jonathan Schell

  • January 14, 1999

    One Lesson of the Impeachment of William Jefferson Clinton

    The middle names we have are, as a rule,
    Obscure, pretentious, odd or just not cool.
    So someone named John Bloomingblaise McGill

    Calvin Trillin

  • January 14, 1999

    The People vs. Larry Flynt?

    I didn’t realize how much I was counting on Larry Flynt until I noticed I had spent Monday evening trying to find on the Web or TV a report of the much-anticipated news conference in which h

    Katha Pollitt