- April 2, 2001 | The National Interest
- March of Dimes
Granny D.'s campaign-finance-reform campaign has the style of a Frank Capra movie. Does it have the substance of one, too?
- May 14, 2001 | The National Interest
- Medal of Horror
In a rare display of agreement, no one in Washington feels able to judge Bob Kerrey now that his war record is a matter of national debate. Are we the cowards?
- June 4, 2001 | The National Interest
- Party Pooper
The Republicans were having a great time until someone forgot to invite Jim Jeffords to the White House -- but is that really the reason he switched sides?
- February 11, 2002 | The National Interest
- Bush League
Republican loyalists in Washington stood by their party for eight long years, expecting a chance to play on George Bush's team. It seems no one told them the president hates pros.
- March 4, 2002 | The National Interest
- Rebel, Rebel
Republican campaign-finance agitator Christopher Shays has a reputation in Washington as a genuine Mr. Smith -- a testament to his skill as an actor, if not to his honesty.
- July 30, 2001 | The National Interest
- Interngate: The Sequel
Fed up with sexual scandal, Washington has abandoned Gary Condit. His predicament is vulgar. But does that make him a plausible suspect?
- October 8, 2001 | The National Interest
- Pox Americana
Biological weapons have never been a greater threat, and both Congress and the White House know it. Here's the briefing Dick Cheney got just after the attack.
- October 29, 2001 | The National Interest
- Burning Bush
If the Pakistanis are our best allies in the region, why do they praise the Taliban and burn our president in effigy? Maybe it's easier than facing up to their problems.
- November 26, 2001 | The National Interest
- Air America
Travel isn't a luxury; it's the backbone of the service economy. And for Congress, which is toying with tax incentives to get people flying for the holidays, it's nearly a national-security issue.