- 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.