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The National Interest Archive

February 11, 2002
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.

January 21, 2002

Republicans like to crank up the Washington-is-the-problem rhetoric for midterm elections. Remember the Contract With America? What'll they do now that government is the solution?

November 26, 2001
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.

October 29, 2001
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.

October 8, 2001
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 1, 2001
Choosing Our Enemy

War with Afghanistan seems inevitable, but how far will the U.S. go in its campaign against terrorism? And which other governments are we willing to topple?

September 17, 2001
Don't Mention It

With the tax cut squeezing his budget, how will W. sell voters on dipping into the Social Security surplus he swore he'd never touch? Maybe by changing the subject.

August 13, 2001
George and the Giant

Could George Pataki's national aspirations be sacked by former football player Phil McConkey, who's now warming up for a run as the Conservative Party spoiler?

July 30, 2001
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?

June 25, 2001
Working-Class Hero

After a decade of unparalleled prosperity, it hasn't been very fashionable to care about the working poor. Tell that to Barbara Ehrenreich, our newest left-wing celebrity.

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