Chronicles Magazine Politcs

Tough Tamales

Maybe I should hop a jet to Vegas for a weekend at the dice tables or hang out in Beverly Hills for a while. Maybe I should bang a couple of hookers or sniff some cocaine—you know, something recreational to change my mood.

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  • Perspective

    Mob Rules

    William Jefferson Clinton may some day be hailed as the second father of his country, or rather as the abusive stepfather. His seemingly deliberate efforts to disgrace his administration and disgust the people have convinced a significant number...

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  • VITAL SIGNS

    Hillaryland

    The barrage of coverage surrounding Hillary Clinton's birthday was generated largely by her fellow boomers, who dominate the national media. And as usual when boomers converge, everybody had more than one agenda.

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  • Cultural Revolutions

    In Control

    The Feds now control my backyard—in direct defiance of the Ninth and Tenth amendments. I have heard and read many stories over the years about imperial intrusions into private affairs, but I recently learned about these firsthand when I tried to...

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  • Cultural Revolutions

    The Tobacco Bill

    The Tobacco Bill went up in smoke in June, and as I write there's no telling whether it will resolidify, like Aladdin's genie, if Congress rubs the lamp. But before we consign the fight to the ancient history file, it's worth noting a few details.

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