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?

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.

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.