December 6, 2000

Advice for President-elect Bush (or Gore).

Dear Mr. President-elect:

Congratulations on having survived one of the longest counts in presidential history.
You have a lot to do between now and Jan. 20, but don't let the press of time or the
temptations of politics dist...

November 29, 2000

More than the presidency is at stake in Florida.

In the beginning there was Robert Bork, a superbly qualified appellate judge,
nominated in 1987 by President Reagan to the U.S. Supreme Court. When hearings
were held before Sen. Joseph Biden's Judiciary Committee, libe...

November 22, 2000

The First Amendment stands in the way of campaign finance reform.

Campaign spending controls began after Hubert Humphrey's 1968 presidential race
accepted campaign contributions consisting of $100 bills stuffed in paper bags, and
New York Rep. Richard Ottinger outrage...

November 15, 2000

Americans are divided about the issues, too.

Many years ago William F. Buckley quipped that he would rather be governed by the
first 2,000 people in the Boston phone book than by the Harvard faculty. This insight
came to mind Sunday as I read Harvard law professor Lau...

November 10, 2000

This election was about culture above all.

Pretty much everyone guessed wrong on the election results. The professors with their economic prediction models had Al Gore at 55% to 60% of the popular vote. Most of the national pollsters had George W. Bush leading by two to...

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