Articles

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...

Election 2000: How We Got Here

There is scarcely a political question in America, Tocqueville observed, that doesn't turn sooner or later into a judicial one. Nowhere has that been truer than...

All Roads Lead to the Courts

There is scarcely a political question in America, Tocqueville observed, that doesn't turn sooner or later into a judicial one. Nowhere has that been truer than...

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...

Shades of the Future

The millennium is almost upon us. In fact, it's been almost upon us for so long that it will be a relief when it arrives. But there's another date in America's...

The View From Congress

As Jim Moran sat at home with his wife on Monday night, he wondered what to do about two of their children, ages seven and nine. Bill Clinton was moments away...

PROGRAM GUIDE

The television incarnation of Robert Hughes' American Visions is a vivid, exuberant tour of 400 years of American visual culture, in the same vein as Hughes'...

OUR JOURNEY IS NOT DONE

A nation born of a distrust of kings won't easily forgive a President who behaves too much like one. And so every four years, the people give a test: first we...

BREAD AND BUTTER ISSUES

Just four months ago, Governor William Weld signed legislation designating Boston cream pie as the official dessert of Massachusetts. But the state sweet tooth...

THE BAITING GAME

Washington thought it was done with gay issues for this year. Congress had passed the Defense of Marriage Act, which allowed states to ban same-sex marriage, and...

OKLAHOMA CITY: THE WEIGHT OF EVIDENCE

When Timothy McVeigh enters the Denver courtroom of Judge Richard Matsch, he does not behave at all as you would expect, given the rigid, blank-faced image he...

SPORT: THE SMOKE FROM CIGAR

ABOUT THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN TELL that the best Thoroughbred in the world rooms and boards in one of the stalls of Barn 7 at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale,...

EAST ST. LOUIS PLACES ITS BET

FOR DECADES EAST ST. LOUIS HAS BEEN MIRED IN MISERY. Its 1992 murder rate was the highest in the nation, while the property-tax rate was one of the highest in...

IRON BIRD

THE STREAK IS SUCH AN INADEQUATE DESCRIPTION FOR something that began 2,127 games, 29 different double-play partners and 13 1/4 years ago. If you pitch 59...