Fallout From the Clinton Capers

A bleak outlook for the Democrats

The elections of 1998 look to be bad news for the Democrats and worse for the country.
Democratic prospects were never very good this year. Midterm elections historically are unkind to the party in power, especially a party like the Democrats whose low-income supporters are less likely to make it to the polls without the big stakes and bigger hype of a presidential contest. And this year, continuing to be lacerated by questions...

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Wilson Carey McWilliams, contributed regularly to Commonweal. He taught political philosophy at Rutgers until his death in 2005.