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The National Interest Archive

August 14, 2000
Speech Therapy

America wasn't exactly transfixed by the GOP convention, but the Philly confab did produce some worthy rhetoric -- as well as plenty of podium pentathol.

July 31, 2000
Albert's Hubert Problem

A sitting vice-president heads to a convention where an angry left plans protests? To Al Gore, that's a pretty scary flashback.

July 10, 2000
Third Party Poopers

Third Party Poopers In a close race for the middle, Buchanan and Nader are forcing Bush and Gore to watch their flanks. The unlikely power player? Rush Limbaugh.

June 19, 2000
Game Theory

It's election halftime. Bush and Gore took their blows in the primaries -- now it's time for game-plan adjustments. Here's what they need to hear in the locker room.

June 5, 2000
Drug World War

Who could argue that lowering the cost of AIDS drugs for Africa is a bad thing? No one -- but noble choices can have disastrous effects.

May 22, 2000
Pray for Pain

It's an iron law of politics that a strong economy helps incumbents. But this year, George W. Bush has been messing with the rules. So is Al Gore hoping for a crash?

May 8, 2000
Straight Talk Sidecar?

John McCain seems to prefer the campaign bus to his Senate seat. With a vice-presidential nod, he'll win if Bush wins. If Bush loses, he'll win even bigger.

April 24, 2000
Inconspicuous Valor

Social Security (and its imminent extinction) is a booby-trap issue politicos tend to sidestep. But Bush has feelers out to top Republicans and Democrats about reform.

March 20, 2000
Teflon George

Questions about cocaine, a Bob Jones University cameo, and unseemly fund-raising are bullets bouncing off Bush's chest. Policy issues are the Kryptonite Gore should reach for.

February 21, 2000
Dems Not Fighting Words

Liberals in Hollywood and on the Upper West Side are so beguiled by John McCain's straight talk that they don't quibble over little details -- like, for instance, that he's pro-life.

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