Cut classes Tuesday — this election matters

October 31, 2002 • 0
Next Tuesday’s election could be the most important of our lifetimes. If the Republicans manage to take control of the Senate and hang on to control of the House, it will mark the first time since 1953 that a Republican president has at least two years at the helm of an undivided government. Trent Lott »

Making the liberal case for deposing Saddam Hussein

April 11, 2002 • 0
Broadly speaking, there are two rival schools of foreign policy thought: realism and idealism. Realists tend to see things in terms of pragmatic interests. They emphasize determinism and the objective constraints that necessarily regulate international affairs. Idealists couch their foreign policy in terms of an overarching sense of morality. They emphasize free will and the »

The problems with Daschle and his presidential dreams

March 28, 2002 • 0
Last December, the conservative Family Research Council ran an ad on South Dakota TV stations juxtaposing pictures of Saddam Hussein and Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle. The implication was that by opposing drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Daschle was aiding and abetting America’s worst enemy. The ad marked the nadir of the continuing »

Promoting democracy in our nation’s capital

March 4, 2002 • 0
Pop quiz: What three groups of taxpaying American citizens are systematically denied representation in Congress? Unless you’re totally oblivious, you’re probably aware that citizens under 18 years of age can’t vote. And you might also know that convicted felons are kept off the voter rolls in many states. But if you are like most college-educated »