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?

The Cable Guys
October 24, 1999

Before you decide whether to seek the Presidency of these United States on the Reform Party ticket -- and they say they are interested if you are -- there are some things you should know. The party's leftists are recruiting an anti-abortion, anti-immigration creationist, Pat Buchanan, as their champion.

Buchanan Fights for New Life
October 7, 1999

BY NOW, many people are wondering what Lenora Fulani, the leftist, was doing having lunch with Reform Party hopeful Pat Buchanan, the right-winger. I was there. She was attending the funeral of social conservatism.

The Reform Party Wild Card
September 7, 1999

The second-most asked political question of the past month, next to "Did you ever use cocaine, Governor Bush?" was this one: "How can Pat Buchanan and Warren Beatty both be interested in becoming the Reform Party candidate for president?"

Third Parties Show us the Money
August 10, 1999

THERE'S A NEW money-in-politics story in town. It's the one about the Reform Party having $13 million for its nominee in the 2000 presidential race.