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Class will tell
The Bush cocaine controversy should encourage an overdue debate on why drug abuse among the rich is a "disease" while among the poor it is a "crime."

Why won't Kenneth Starr release the Shaheen report?
Imagine if the White House claimed it was exonerated by an investigation, but wouldn't release the results.

Shaheen draws a blank
After a year-long probe, the Justice Department's special counsel finds "insufficient" evidence of Whitewater witness-tampering.

Poor taste pundits
The outbursts against the Kennedy family last week by Rush Limbaugh and John Podhoretz were a disgrace to the conservative movement.

Selective service
Republican presidential contenders, except for John McCain, stumble over questions of their Vietnam-era military service.

Throw off those chains, doc!
The oppressive power of HMOs has finally forced physicians to do the unthinkable -- organize a union.

Put a price on his head
It's not enough to indict him for war crimes; we must now find a way to bring Milosevic to justice.

New York stakes
The GOP is putting out a line that Hillary's entry into the Senate race would hurt Al Gore's presidential bid, but the opposite is true.

"Hardball" strikes out
Chris Matthews mistakenly identifies a Clinton friend on the air as the "jogger" who frightened Kathleen Willey.

Hitler youth?
What little we know of the Columbine killers' motives point to the dangers lurking in dark, Nazi-worshiping corners of alienated youth culture

The "progressives' war"
Nothing shows how outdated our concepts of "left" and "right" are more than the confusing politics behind NATO's war in Yugoslavia

The GOP's spying scandal
The Los Alamos spy mess occurred on Bush's watch and grew directly out of the wave of "privatization" launched by Reagan

Honor thy geezers
The era of big government may be over, but the World War II generation knows something about big government: It works.

A silent wind blows
Conservatives seem to have nothing to say when it comes to racism, hate crimes and white supremacists.

Taking it out on Sid
The frustrated House managers are helping Ken Starr go after one of the president's aides out of revenge.

The GOP's next nightmare
Clintonomics: Once impeachment dies, the right faces an even bigger challenge from Clinton's radical proposals to change economic policy.

The vendetta continues
Ken Starr is squeezing witnesses in an attempt to affect the outcome of President Clinton's trial in the Senate.

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Joe Conason archives for: 1998


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