It is not simply a matter of big money in politics. There is big money in all of American life. The more pervasive problem is that we now have self-interested political institutions — the parties — that are considered “too big to fail.” Are we supposed to protect them and their refusal to share power with the people at all costs?

Fear and Loathing on the Left
February 15, 2000

The left's ongoing hysteria over Patrick Buchanan's turn to the Reform Party, and his subsequent endorsement by Reform's progressive Black leader Lenora Fulani, speaks volumes about the state of the American left. It tells us that beneath the anti-Buchanan...

Tumult on the Left and Right
January 2, 2000

THE BATTLE of Seattle prefigures another battle, now less than 11 months away. It's the Battle for Seattle, the contest over who will be the ultimate beneficiary of those protests at the ballot box.

For Voters, the 60’s Never Died
November 16, 1999

Liberalism is back -- maybe not in name, but in spirit and in substance. Its return has been forecast several times in the 1990's, but now it is clearly in flower. From voter surveys to the floors of Congress, we see abundant evidence that Americans are embracing sensible activist government.

Pat Buchanan’s Declaration of Independence
November 1, 1999

Pat Buchanan has signed his declaration of independence. He did it with an appeal to a new patriotism - fittingly enough, as patriotism and political independence have been linked since the American Revolution.