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W. and the "Boy Genius"

There is, as a rule, no smoking in the White House, but this Election Day was one for breaking the rules. The moment of sweet vindication came at midnight, up...

Election 2002: Races to Watch

It's a midterm election, so the White House isn't in play. And in some states, Tuesday's votes will amount to little more than ceremony, sending veteran...

America: Land of the Red, White and Rose

All 50 states are now members of the U.S. winemaking union: each has at least one federally licensed winery. More important, many regional wineries are producing...

Election 2002: Finding A Winning Tune

It's the kind of moment Democrats love. Carol Roberts is running for the U.S. House of Representatives against Republican Clay Shaw. She thinks she can win...

Indian Casinos: Playing The Political Slots

If it were a public company, the Mississippi band of Choctaw Indians would be the envy of corporate America. With a return on revenue of 41%, the tribe's Silver...

Indian Casinos: Wheel Of Misfortune

Maryann Martin presides over America's smallest tribe. Raised in Los Angeles in an African-American family, she knew little of her Indian ancestry until 1986,...

An Oscar for Micheaux

I think of Micheaux as the Black Pioneer of American film — not just because he was a black man, or because in his youth he pioneered the American West,...

Trent Lott's Plan to Take Over the Senate

Shortly after Missouri Democratic incumbent Jean Carnahan conceded defeat at 2 a.m. last Wednesday, giving Republicans control of the Senate, an aide sneaked...

Person of the Week: Karl Rove

George W. Bush doesn't like to travel, and, by all accounts, he doesn't particularly like giving campaign speeches. But he did both until his throat was raw and...

22 years ago in TIME

When TOM BROKAW steps down from the NBC Nightly News anchor's chair in 2004, he will have been with the peacock network for 36 years. In 1980, three years before...

States' React to Attacks

Precautions taken in various U.S. states in the wake of the terrorist attacks: The Federal Aviation Administration shut down airports nationwide...

Selling the Tax Cut

Ben Nelson has been in the senate for all of two months, but he knows what the George W. Bush treatment feels like. Not just the win-a-little-nickname treatment...

My Plan to Save the World

Mr. President, while you're in Genoa, just remember the big truths. Business cycles cycle and Europeans complain about Yank unilateralism — that's what they do...

Getting To Know The Hill

Common sense would dictate that the burgeoning high-tech industry of northern Virginia and southern Maryland should take the lead in lobbying the nation's...

War, Remembrance and Reward

When I set out to write about the men and women who came of age in the Great Depression and then World War II, it was a way of saying thank you to the people who...

The Final Tally: Bush Wins. Or Does He?

Alright. Just stop this. Stop this right now. Just when we thought this race had finally reached a resolution, this: After an early morning call from the...

Books: In Small Packages

Reverse Seneca's famous maxim--Ars longa, vita brevis--and you come up with a pretty fair description of many big, fat, fact-crammed current biographies: life is...

The Last Campaign

Like a weasel, Bill Clinton emerges from the drainpipe shinier than when he went in. He has spent a year in the dark, ever since that night last January when he...

Who Chose George Bush?

At times over the past three years it has been hard to know which story to believe about George W. Bush--the one about the pretender who was plotting to seize...