Walter Shapiro, a former Washington Monthly editor, is covering his 11th presidential campaign for The New Republic and is a lecturer in political science at Yale.
The triumphs, failures, and might-have-beens of Jimmy Carter.
California and Maine show how well-meaning efforts to encourage moderation can undermine political parties.
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Political reform will never happen until candidates and donors realize they’re being ripped off.
During my quarter century of covering presidential campaigns, I have found that the most telling glimpses of the candidates have come when they were just beginning to step into the cauldron of ambition. This is the time when their lines were still unscripted and their public veneers hung loosely like a suit that they had… Read more »