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  • July 27, 2000

    Shedding Lincoln’s Mantle

    American politicians are not noted for their historical self-consciousness.

    Eric Foner

  • July 27, 2000

    Schmoozapalooza 2000

    So ABC is arranging its convention coverage around an exhibition football game. NBC is giving us just the acceptance speeches.

    Eric Alterman

  • July 27, 2000

  • July 27, 2000

    The Beat

    UNWELCOMING THE REPUBLICANS “It’s surprising that the Republicans are coming to Philadelphia, really surprising.

    John Nichols

  • July 27, 2000

    In the Eighth Circle of Thieves

    The power and sovereignty of corporations is an enormous humiliation to a society of free people.

    E.L. Doctorow


  • July 27, 2000

    Hard Right Burning for Bush?

    Perhaps it was because he was recovering from painful back surgery, but a few weeks before the Republican convention, Paul Weyrich, a founder of the religious right, was awful grumpy about George

    David Corn

  • July 27, 2000

    Paying to Party

    It’s no secret that the national conventions are no longer dramatic arenas in which the parties decide their presidential nominees or, for that matter, anything else of much importance.

    David Enrich

  • July 13, 2000

    If Not Now…

    There are a number of persuasive reasons to cast a vote for Ralph Nader in the fall, and a number of unpersuasive reasons, too.

    Christopher Hitchens

  • July 13, 2000

    A City That Worked

    The New York of 1945 was the victorious city of the New Deal and World War II, one that can barely be glimpsed today beneath postmodern towers and billboards for dot-com enterprises.

    Robert W. Snyder