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The National Interest Archive

March 7, 2005
The Big Bomb in the Senate

The Republican right is desperate to implement what’s called the nuclear option, ending filibusters. There may be blowback.

February 14, 2005
Dean Without Screams

Why even center Democrats should stop worrying and learn to love Howard Dean (or, at least, love fighting with him).

January 24, 2005
The Last Battle

The struggle over Social Security is liable to define politics for years to come. Why both sides are studying the Clintons’ health-care debacle.

November 8, 2004
What Right to Vote?

What Right to Vote? The tumult over Election Day tallies springs out of the more basic constitutional failure to make ballots count.

November 1, 2004
The Buddy System

How the pernicious issue of “likability” has disfigured politics and the American presidency.

October 25, 2004
The Chosen People

How Bush plays to the appealing delusion that America is a nation with a special calling to redeem the world.

October 11, 2004
The Powerless Elite

How the Democrats have abandoned majoritarian politics for the monied set.

September 13, 2004
The Real War

Beyond the pomp of the RNC ’04, Republican strategists look ahead to a campaign endgame in which the culture wars rule.

June 28, 2004
Shadow Warriors

The Media Fund and ACT, run by Harold Ickes and former Kerry manager Jim Jordan, are working hard for Kerry—but they’re not allowed to say so.

March 4, 2002
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.

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