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The National Interest Archive

June 4, 2001
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?

May 28, 2001
Patriot Games

David Brock was the lead gun on The American Spectator's anti-Clinton hit squad -- that is, before he switched sides. Now he says Ted Olson, Bush's lawyer, was, too. Should we care?

May 14, 2001
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?

April 30, 2001
Boy in the Bubble

In Washington, you're not cool unless you've got your own security detail. We all know wealth corrupts power, but does safety corrupt, too?

April 16, 2001
The Next Nader?

Ralph Nader tapped into an angry liberalism that has been sleeping throughout the boom. Who'll inherit the movement? Don't laugh -- John McCain.

April 2, 2001
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?

November 27, 2000
The Election / Quack the Dog

As the election runs into overtime, the president who perfected the permanent campaign is finally keeping his own counsel.

September 18, 2000
Open-Mike Nightmare

In a presidential contest so close there's no room for mistakes, Dubya made a "major league" error. It gave Gore the lead -- and may send George back to the Bush leagues.

September 4, 2000
Flipping the Script

Everyone thinks Bush will emerge from the debates covered in Gore -- but the vice-president's overstatements could give him the opening he needs. How Dubya can rewrite the ending.

August 21, 2000
Bush-League Bravery

Gore turned to Lieberman for help with his real opponents -- Clinton's legacy and his own stiffness. Did he pick a nominee so upstanding he towers over the top of the ticket?

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