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The National Interest Archive

February 7, 2000
Bradley Do-Right

Bill takes the high road as Al takes the low road -- but Al may walk off with the nomination. Too bad Candidate Bradley didn't take off the gloves sooner.

January 24, 2000
Hasta La Vista, Maybe

Bob Kerrey will either run for re-election or split the Senate for the New School. It takes a brave man to leave Teddy and the gang for a cozy brownstone and 22 days of vacation.

January 17, 2000
The Roadrunners

Why are Liddy Dole, George Pataki, and Bill Richardson sending out 'veep, veep' vibes for a job FDR's No. 2 compared unfavorably to a bucket of warm spit?

November 8, 1999
The Wrong Stuff

It isn't Clinton's personal politics that has bollixed up Al Gore's campaign; it's the Clintonian way with ideas -- seek consensus and attenuate any fresh notion to death.

October 18, 1999
Austin's Power

George W strode into town last week searching for the Republican center while the party's far right faltered. But can he stay the course so early in the game?

September 13, 1999
Slow Burn

Republicans in Congress are again on a Janet Reno witch hunt over Waco, but the real culprit is the insular, arrogant culture of the FBI.

June 28, 1999
Don't Be a Stranger

How are you going to keep Hillary down on the farm now that she's seen Elmira? The upstate city that's become a metaphor for the First Lady's foray into state politics.

May 31, 1999
Politically Incorrect

Jesse Helms's favorite campaign strategist was the wizard behind Bibi Netanyahu's stunning loss to Ehud Barak (and probably the pandering commuter-tax repeal too).

April 26, 1999
Air Pressure

As the NATO bombing raids against Milosevic's forces continue, Americans of a certain age feel torn by memories of aggression in Vietnam -- and reticence in Bosnia.

March 22, 1999
Not a Lott-a Shakin'

For all their talk of a big tent, most Republicans still don't get it about race -- as witness the Senate majority leader's disinclination to renounce white supremacists.

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