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Issue: Clinton's Bequest

Issue number: 2

Budget balance may turn out to be an unexpected boon to liberals; so far it has helped deliver full employment and a Social Security rescue, and has left Republicans looking economically self-serving and fiscally inept. Now can liberals build on Clinton’s clean slate? Read more

Money, Politics and Power

What kind of company is Al Gore keeping? Read more

Money, Politics and Power

The World Trade Organization so far is a business-oriented club that has undermined the mixed economy everywhere. But it might be the framework for a global New Deal. The Seattle trade meetings could set the tone. Read more

America and the World

The partisan imbalance in campaign cash. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

“Would you tell your wife to pack your son an extra pair of shoes tomorrow?” Read more

Civil Rights in America

A dissenting opinion on American Beauty. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

How the successors to Love Connection and The Dating Game reduce love to a consumer choice. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

Reformers demand a better class of teachers, but rewarding the good and weeding out the bad is trickier than it seems. Read more

Education in America

Books

The global economy is being recast in America’s image. Do American economic planners really know what’s best for the rest of the world? Read more

America and the World