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The absurdity of partisanship
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Mary McGrory
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Columns 94
Words 92280
Median Partisanship Index 34.7
Total Partisanship Index 31.5
Combined Partisanship Index 33.1
Positive Democratic Index 18.3
Negative Democratic Index 11.3
Positive Republican Index 12.0
Negative Republican Index 36.5
Positive Index 30.3
Negative Index 47.8
Neutral Index 21.9



Partisan References

Type Number All References
Positive Democratic 345 Democrats(24), Democratic(21), Reid(16), Clinton(14), Carter(13), Bill Clinton(13), Pelosi(12), Harkin(10), Wellstone(10), Feingold(9), Democrat(9), Slaughter(8), Kennedy(8), Cleland(8), Hollings(7), Harry Reid(6), Nancy Pelosi(6), Max Cleland(6), Daschle(6), Paul Wellstone(5), Summers(4), Durbin(4), Meehan(4), Tom Harkin(4), the Clintons(4), Patty Murray(3), Tom Daschle(3), Hillary Clinton(3), Ted Kennedy(3), Richard Durbin(2), Fritz Hollings(2), Miller(2), DeFazio(2), Harry Truman(2), Jack Reed(2), Jimmy Carter(2), Nita Lowey(2), Christopher Dodd(2), Graham(2), Louise Slaughter(2), John Kerry(2), John Tierney(2), Bob Graham(2), John Kennedy(2), Richard Daley, Darden, Tipper Gore, Myers, Edward M. Kennedy, Sherrod Brown, Brown, Zell Miller, Barney Frank, John Lewis, Nick Rahall, Robert Byrd, Ernest Gruening, Wayne Morse, Peter DeFazio, Larry Summers, Gray Davis, Dianne Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, Sharpton, Russ Feingold, The Clintons, William Delahunt, John F. Kennedy, Vice President Al Gore, Joe Lieberman, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Lieberman, Barbara Mikulski, Marty Meehan, LaFalce, Sam Ervin, Joe Moakley, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Bush, Zoe Lofgren, Democratic House, House Democratic, Richard Gephardt, Murray, Byron Dorgan, Deborah Stabenow, Paul Sarbanes, Jean Carnahan, Debbie Stabenow, Senate Democratic, David Obey, Maria Cantwell, Michael Capuano, Chris Dodd, Dodd, Dingell, President Clinton, Jack Kennedy, George Stephanopoulos, Tony Lake, Teddy Kennedy, Robert C. Byrd, Bob Mulholland, Pat Moynihan, Shannon O'Brien, Edward Kennedy, O'Brien, Mondale, Anthony Williams, George Mitchell, Mitchell, White House, Lyndon Johnson, White House counsel Jane Sherburne, Sherburne, Williams
Negative Democratic 213 Democrats(56), Democratic(14), Clinton(8), Hillary Clinton(7), Sharpton(6), Jackson(5), Tom Daschle(5), Democrat(5), Joe Lieberman(4), Gephardt(4), O'Brien(4), Lyndon Johnson(3), Gray Davis(3), Dems(3), Al Gore(3), Gore(3), Bill Clinton(2), Michael Dukakis(2), House Democrats(2), Feingold(2), Breaux(2), Marion Barry(2), Williams(2), Janet Reno(2), Barry(2), Democratic Party(2), Zell Miller(2), Richard Gephardt(2), Fritz Mondale(2), Terry McAuliffe(2), Daschle, Mark Warner, Andrew Cuomo, H. Carl McCall, Dick Morris, Senate Democratic, Tom DeLay, Tom Strickland, Democratic Senate, Louise Slaughter, Slaughter, Richie Neal, Tip O'Neill, Joe Moakley, Byrd, Debbie Stabenow, Majority Leader Tom Daschle, Bob Graham, Ted Kennedy, John Breaux, Al Sharpton, Miller, Democratic Whip Harry Reid, Jesse Jackson, Tony Williams, Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, Robert Torricelli, Lynn Rivers, Nancy Pelosi, Dingell, Dick Gephardt, Kennedy, Lieberman, Dean Rusk, Harry Truman, Senate Democrats, House Democratic leader Dick Gephardt, Democratic Campaign Committee, Tom Harkin, Chris Dodd, Patrick Kennedy, Wellstone, Scott Harshbarger, Fritz Hollings, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Mondale, Cleland, Roosevelt, Harry Reid, McGovern, Thurmond, Anthony Williams
Neutral Democratic 171
Positive Republican 227 Bush(33), Republican(19), McCain(15), Powell(15), Republicans(14), Colin Powell(7), Sununu(6), Elliot Richardson(5), George W. Bush(5), Secretary of State Colin Powell(5), George Bush(5), Shays(4), Smith(4), DeLay(4), John McCain(4), Rudy Giuliani(3), Richardson(3), GOP(3), Laura Bush(2), John Ensign(2), Simon(2), Peter Fitzgerald(2), Bill Frist(2), Brent Scowcroft(2), Tauzin(2), Lincoln Chafee(2), Romney(2), Karl Rove(2), President Bush(2), Frist(2), Riordan, John Chafee, Chafee, Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush, McConnell, Orrin Hatch, Hastert, Rumsfeld, Mike Bloomberg, Bloomberg, Chris Shays, Peter King, Donald Rumsfeld, Tom Reynolds, Reynolds, Connie Morella, Mike DeWine, White House, Chambliss, Arlen Specter, administration, Ensign, Charles Grassley, Dave Weldon, Grassley, Cheney, O'Neill, Scowcroft, Dick Armey, House Republican, Commerce Secretary Don Evans, Fitzgerald, Reagan, Greg Ganske, Jim Talent, Phil Gramm, Sherwood Boehlert, Jim Leach, Zach Wamp, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Anthony Zinni, Warren Rudman, Rudolph Giuliani, Thurmond, Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Lugar, Rove, Kenny Guinn
Negative Republican 689 Bush(171), White House(37), Republicans(36), Cheney(33), Ashcroft(32), Republican(26), George W. Bush(22), George Bush(21), administration(20), President Bush(17), Kissinger(14), Lott(11), White(9), Chambliss(9), Vice President Cheney(8), GOP(7), Rove(7), John Ashcroft(7), Bush administration(7), DeLay(7), Attorney General John Ashcroft(7), Sununu(6), Trent Lott(6), Riordan(6), Tom DeLay(5), Ganske(5), Dick Cheney(5), Powell(4), Vice President Dick Cheney(4), Richard Perle(4), Reagan(3), Racicot(3), Henry Kissinger(3), Smith(3), Jane Swift(3), McCain(3), House Republicans(3), Karl Rove(3), Ari Fleischer(3), Fleischer(3), Nixon(3), Lee Atwater(3), Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld(3), Marc Racicot(2), Senate Republican leader Trent Lott(2), John Sununu(2), McConnell(2), Paul Wolfowitz(2), Rumsfeld(2), Oliver North(2), House Republican(2), Laura Bush(2), Richard Nixon(2), Donald Rumsfeld(2), Bill Simon(2), Secretary of State Colin Powell(2), Condoleezza Rice(2), Kenneth Starr(2), Condi Rice(2), Abraham(2), Goldwater(2), Ronald Reagan(2), Romney(2), Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham(2), the House, Bob Ney, John Mitchell, BUSH, Fred Eckert, Eckert, Daniels, North, Saxby Chambliss, Paul O'Neill, Kay Bailey Hutchison, Greg Ganske, House Speaker Dennis Hastert, John McCain, White House Counsel Alberto Gonzalez, Budget Director Mitch Daniels, Tom Ridge, Andrew Card, Colin Powell, Chuck Grassley, Olympia Snowe, Orrin Hatch, Don Nickles, Grassley, Ney, Caspar Weinberger, Andy Card, Barry Goldwater, Chris Bond, George Pataki, Mitch McConnell, Elliott Abrams, Perle, Bob Barr, Donald H. Rumsfeld, John Ehrlichman, Bush White House, Richard Cheney, Ford, Republican Party, Newt Gingrich, C. Saxby Chambliss, James Inhofe, Jim Baker, Dick Armey, John M. Poindexter, John D. Ashcroft, Poindexter, House of Representatives, Vice President Dan Quayle, Quayle, John Poindexter, Army Secretary Thomas White, Starr, Bush Cabinet
Neutral Republican 243



List of Columns

Title/
Date
words PI Partisan References
Bush's Moonshine Policy
29 December 2002
1052 22 10R+: Richard Lugar, Bush, Karl Rove, Bush, Rove, Bill Frist, Bush, Frist, Republicans, Frist
17R-: Bush, George W. Bush, George W. Bush, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, President Bush, Bush, Bush, Bush, Bush, Trent Lott, Lott, Republicans, Lott, Republicans, Lott, Lott, Bush
2D=, 3R=
Distractions to Peace on Earth
22 December 2002
971 44 1D+: Williams
2D-: Anthony Williams, Democrats
2R+: Secretary of State Colin Powell, Dwight Eisenhower
11R-: Trent Lott, Republican, Bush, Bush Cabinet, Trent Lott, Lott, Bush, Ronald Reagan, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Republican, President Bush
2R=
Boston's Rebel Priests
19 December 2002
956 33 1D-: Al Gore
2R-: Henry Kissinger, Trent Lott
Cruel Yule
15 December 2002
1024 50 9D+: Daschle, Bill Clinton, White House, the Clintons, White House counsel Jane Sherburne, the Clintons, Sherburne, the Clintons, the Clintons
4D-: Thurmond, Democrats, Democratic, Tom Daschle
1R+: Thurmond
12R-: Senate Republican leader Trent Lott, Lott, Lott, Lott, Lott, Lott, Lott, Dick Cheney, Cheney, Cheney, Kenneth Starr, Starr
1D=, 5R=
Lessons From a Leggy Linebacker
12 December 2002
910 0 1R=
A Lady to the End
8 December 2002
949 0
Kissinger for Christmas
5 December 2002
1079 82 4D+: Democrats, Bill Clinton, George Mitchell, Mitchell
1D-: Democratic
2R+: Warren Rudman, Rudolph Giuliani
31R-: Kissinger, Bush, Henry Kissinger, Vice President Dan Quayle, Quayle, Bush, Kissinger, Kissinger, Kissinger, George W. Bush, Kissinger, Bush, Bush, Bush, Bush, Kissinger, Kissinger, Kissinger, Kissinger, White House, Kissinger, Kissinger, White House, Kissinger, Republican, Bush, administration, John Poindexter, administration, Kissinger, Bush
1D=
Peace Partners Keeping Hope Alive
1 December 2002
956 9 3D-: Hillary Clinton, Clinton, Clinton
2R+: Brent Scowcroft, Anthony Zinni
4R-: George Bush, George W. Bush, Bush, Bush
2R=
Giving Thanks for The Gift of Family
28 November 2002
945 100 1D+: Anthony Williams
Snoopers With Blind Spots
24 November 2002
1002 89 1D+: Jack Reed
16R-: John M. Poindexter, John D. Ashcroft, George W. Bush, Poindexter, administration, Bush, Oliver North, John Ashcroft, House of Representatives, Ashcroft, Ashcroft, Ashcroft, Ashcroft, Ashcroft, Ashcroft, GOP
2R=
Partial Peacenik
21 November 2002
977 24 2D+: Bill Clinton, Clinton
1D-: Democrats
6R+: Colin Powell, Powell, Powell, Bush, Bush, Powell
11R-: Vice President Cheney, Condoleezza Rice, Donald Rumsfeld, Cheney, Bush, Powell, Powell, George W. Bush, Bush, Richard Perle, Bush
5R=
Democrats in the Hub
17 November 2002
1030 5 2D+: Democratic, Ted Kennedy
3D-: Democrat, Dems, Democratic Party
4R+: Republican, Republicans, Rudy Giuliani, GOP
4R-: Republicans, Jim Baker, House Republican, Dick Armey
6D=
Signs of Democratic Life
14 November 2002
1032 0 11D+: Democratic, Nancy Pelosi, Pelosi, Nancy Pelosi, Democrats, Max Cleland, Cleland, Pelosi, Pelosi, Pelosi, Nancy Pelosi
8D-: Democrat, Democrats, House Democrats, Tom Daschle, Harry Reid, Democrats, Democrats, McGovern
6R+: DeLay, Republicans, DeLay, Republicans, DeLay, DeLay
3R-: White House, Republicans, Republican
4D=, 2R=
Apologies Are in Order
10 November 2002
1033 42 15D-: Democratic, Richard Gephardt, Gephardt, Gephardt, Democrats, Democrat, Gray Davis, Democrats, Terry McAuliffe, Democrats, Democrats, Tom Daschle, Al Gore, Democrats, Fritz Mondale
5R+: Bush, Karl Rove, Simon, Republicans, GOP
5R-: Bill Simon, Republican, James Inhofe, Bush, George W. Bush
7D=, 4R=
Winning on the War
7 November 2002
885 3 5D+: Paul Wellstone, Mondale, Max Cleland, Cleland, Kennedy
8D-: Democrats, Fritz Mondale, Mondale, Cleland, Democrats, Democrats, Terry McAuliffe, Democrats
3R+: Republicans, Jim Leach, Bush
7R-: President Bush, Bush, C. Saxby Chambliss, Bush, Chambliss, Lee Atwater, Chambliss
3D=, 5R=
No Luck With the Irish?
3 November 2002
1018 25 12D+: Shannon O'Brien, Democratic, Democrats, Democratic, Edward Kennedy, Democratic, Hillary Clinton, Democrat, Democratic, O'Brien, Kennedy, Democrats
6D-: Michael Dukakis, Scott Harshbarger, O'Brien, O'Brien, O'Brien, O'Brien
3R+: Republican, Romney, Romney
6R-: Republican, Jane Swift, Republican, Romney, Jane Swift, Romney
5D=, 4R=
The Real Deal
31 October 2002
1039 67 16D+: Paul Wellstone, Wellstone, Tom Harkin, Pat Moynihan, Wellstone, Wellstone, Wellstone, Democrats, Wellstone, Bill Clinton, Wellstone, Wellstone, Wellstone, Wellstone, Tom Harkin, Wellstone
1D-: Wellstone
1R+: Phil Gramm
2R-: Republican, George Bush
4D=
Pit-Stop Presidency
27 October 2002
916 50 2D+: Democrats, Democrats
3D-: Democrats, Democrats, Clinton
1R+: Bush
11R-: George W. Bush, Republican, Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Bush, Bush, Ronald Reagan, Reagan, Nixon, Bush
1R=
Urging Voters To Stay Home
24 October 2002
970 19 4D+: Harkin, Harkin, Harkin, Harkin
1D-: Democrats
2R+: Greg Ganske, Jim Talent
3R-: Ganske, Ganske, Bush
8D=, 3R=
Unequal Opportunity for Tyrants
20 October 2002
972 84 4D+: Democrats, Democrats, Democrat, Paul Wellstone
1R+: Republican
13R-: White House, George W. Bush, Bush, Bush, Bush, Bush, White House, Bush, Bush, Bush, Richard Perle, Richard Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz
1R=
Mistaken Patriots
17 October 2002
1045 27 4D+: Teddy Kennedy, Robert C. Byrd, Clinton, Nancy Pelosi
17D-: Democrats, Democrats, Democrats, Senate Democrats, House Democratic leader Dick Gephardt, Gephardt, Gephardt, Democratic, Tom Harkin, Chris Dodd, Tom Daschle, Hillary Clinton, Patrick Kennedy, Democrats, Democrats, Democrats, Democrats
1R+: Lincoln Chafee
6R-: Republicans, President Bush, Republicans, Bush, Republicans, Bush
2D=
A Piazza Perspective on War and Bush
13 October 2002
993 57 1D-: Democratic Party
1R+: Bush
10R-: Bush, George Bush, Dick Cheney, Bush, Bush, Rumsfeld, White House, Richard Perle, Bush, Bush
2R=
Time to Talk
15 September 2002
962 80 12R-: George W. Bush, White House, Powell, Cheney, White House, Vice President Cheney, Cheney, Bush, Bush, Bush, Bush, George Bush
3R=
Silence About Secrecy
12 September 2002
856 12 2D-: Democrats, Democrats
1R+: Reagan
4R-: Attorney General John Ashcroft, Ashcroft, Ashcroft, Bush
1R=
New Hampshire's Hot Race
8 September 2002
1048 20 1D-: Democrats
11R+: Republicans, Sununu, Smith, Sununu, Smith, Sununu, Sununu, Sununu, Smith, Smith, Sununu
6R-: Smith, Sununu, Smith, Sununu, Sununu, Smith
2D=, 10R=
Standing My Ground
1 September 2002
968 57 2D+: George Stephanopoulos, Tony Lake
2R-: John Ehrlichman, George W. Bush
1D=, 2R=
Powell's Awkward Position
29 August 2002
925 30 3R-: President Bush, administration, Bush
7R=
A Bit Too Much Texas Swagger
25 August 2002
1068 60 3D+: Bill Clinton, Clinton, Jack Kennedy
1D-: Lyndon Johnson
3R+: Dick Armey, House Republican, Secretary of State Colin Powell
13R-: George W. Bush, Bush, Bob Barr, Bush, Bush, Bush, Bush, Bush, Donald H. Rumsfeld, Bush, Bush, Bush, Bush
Condi Rice's Contribution
22 August 2002
999 23 1D-: Dean Rusk
3R+: Colin Powell, Brent Scowcroft, Scowcroft
9R-: Condoleezza Rice, Bush, Bush, Henry Kissinger, Condi Rice, Bush, Richard Perle, Condi Rice, Perle
1D=, 8R=
Thanks to Sister Alice
18 August 2002
871 100 2R-: Reagan, Bush
Giving the Country The Business
15 August 2002
995 46 1D-: Hillary Clinton
1R+: Cheney
15R-: President Bush, Bush, Bush, Cheney, Cheney, Bush, Bush, Bush, Bush, Bush, Cheney, Cheney, Bush, Cheney, Bush
11R=
Red-Faced Dems
11 August 2002
1088 35 4D+: Democratic, Dingell, John Kerry, President Clinton
26D-: Dems, Democrats, Democrats, Democrats, Tony Williams, Williams, Marion Barry, Williams, Democratic, Robert Torricelli, Lynn Rivers, Democrats, Nancy Pelosi, Dingell, Gray Davis, Democrats, Joe Lieberman, Al Gore, Gore, Lieberman, Gore, Dems, Gore, Hillary Clinton, Democrats, Clinton
2R+: Bush, George Bush
8R-: Bill Simon, Bush, Republicans, Bush, administration, President Bush, Bush, Vice President Cheney
4D=, 2R=
Shortcuts To Missile Defense
8 August 2002
917 75 1D+: John Tierney
1D-: Democrats
6R-: Republicans, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Caspar Weinberger, George Bush, George Bush, administration
Awaiting a Change Within the Church
4 August 2002
868 0
Hungry for Justice
1 August 2002
940 64 5D+: Democrats, Bill Clinton, Chris Dodd, Dodd, Harry Truman
2R+: Republican, Republican
6R-: President Bush, Bush administration, George Bush, Bush, President Bush, Republicans
1R=
Ashcroft's Asterisks
28 July 2002
1020 100 1D+: Michael Capuano
11R-: Ashcroft, Attorney General John Ashcroft, Ashcroft, John Ashcroft, Ashcroft, Ashcroft, Ashcroft, Ashcroft, Ashcroft, Ashcroft, Ashcroft
The Senate's Drug Problem
25 July 2002
1091 11 9D+: Kennedy, Graham, Democratic, Democrats, Daschle, Tom Harkin, Harkin, Maria Cantwell, Paul Wellstone
18D-: Democratic, Debbie Stabenow, Majority Leader Tom Daschle, Democratic, Bob Graham, Zell Miller, Ted Kennedy, Democrat, John Breaux, Breaux, Miller, Breaux, Democrats, Democratic, Democratic, Hillary Clinton, Democratic Whip Harry Reid, Democrats
5R+: Republican, Peter Fitzgerald, Republicans, Republicans, Grassley
9R-: Bush, Republicans, Chuck Grassley, Olympia Snowe, Orrin Hatch, Bush, GOP, Don Nickles, Grassley
4D=, 1R=
Botox Fix
21 July 2002
978 80 4R-: Colin Powell, George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Attorney General John Ashcroft
1R=
The Security Monster
18 July 2002
959 53 1D+: David Obey
1D-: Byrd
2R+: Charles Grassley, Dave Weldon
10R-: George W. Bush, White House, White House Counsel Alberto Gonzalez, Budget Director Mitch Daniels, Tom Ridge, Bush, Andrew Card, White House, George Bush, George Bush
1D=
The Insult to Ted
14 July 2002
1071 30 3D+: Senate Democratic, Tom Daschle, Democratic
4D-: Michael Dukakis, Richie Neal, Tip O'Neill, Joe Moakley
2R+: Republican, George Bush
1D=
Out of Sight . . .
11 July 2002
1001 60 12D+: Harry Reid, Democratic, Democratic, Reid, Paul Sarbanes, Harry Reid, Democrats, Democrats, Harry Reid, Democratic, Jean Carnahan, Debbie Stabenow
1D-: Democrats
3R+: John Ensign, Ensign, George Bush
7R-: White House, Republican, George Bush, President Bush, Bush, Bush, Trent Lott
1D=, 1R=
Changing the Subject
7 July 2002
962 78 1D+: Feingold
1D-: Democrats
1R+: McCain
15R-: George W. Bush, White House, Bush, Bush, Bush, Bush, Bush, Bush, Bush, Bush, Bush, Bush, Bush, Bush, Bush
Life, Liberty, Ashcroft
4 July 2002
925 100 5R-: Ashcroft, John Ashcroft, John Ashcroft, President Bush, Bush
Amtrak Melodrama
30 June 2002
958 55 6D+: Fritz Hollings, Hollings, Hollings, Hollings, Hollings, John Tierney
2R+: Arlen Specter, administration
8R-: Karl Rove, Rove, White House, John McCain, Republicans, Republicans, White House, administration
6R=
Standing by His 'Man of Peace'
27 June 2002
1011 55 1D+: John Kerry
1D-: Democrats
1R+: Bush
12R-: George W. Bush, George Bush, Bush, Bush, Bush, White House, President Bush, Bush, Bush, Bush, Bush, Bush
5R=
The Bishops Come Up Short
23 June 2002
901 0
Dirty-Bomb Politics
20 June 2002
1130 71 21D+: Max Cleland, Cleland, Cleland, Cleland, Cleland, Democrat, Tom Harkin, Harkin, Harkin, Harkin, Harkin, Harkin, Democratic House, Nita Lowey, Patty Murray, Democrats, House Democratic, Richard Gephardt, Bob Graham, Murray, Max Cleland
4R+: Bill Frist, Chambliss, Bush, Bush
22R-: Republican, Saxby Chambliss, Lee Atwater, Republican, Chambliss, Chambliss, Chambliss, Chambliss, Chambliss, Chambliss, Bush, Karl Rove, Lee Atwater, Chambliss, Rove, Bush, Greg Ganske, Ganske, Ganske, Ganske, administration, Rove
3D=, 5R=
The Return of Judge Queen?
16 June 2002
956 50 1D+: Eleanor Holmes Norton
4R+: Republican, Republican, Connie Morella, Mike DeWine
1R=
Louise Slaughter vs. the Mapmakers
13 June 2002
1017 32 12D+: Louise Slaughter, Nita Lowey, LaFalce, Slaughter, Slaughter, Slaughter, Slaughter, Slaughter, Slaughter, Slaughter, Slaughter, Joe Moakley
3D-: Louise Slaughter, Democratic, Slaughter
3R+: Republican, Tom Reynolds, Reynolds
6R-: Republican, Fred Eckert, Republican, Eckert, Oliver North, North
8D=, 5R=
The Bishops' Whistle-Blowing Lesson
9 June 2002
920 0
Not to Worry
6 June 2002
937 9 1D+: Barbara Mikulski
2R+: President Bush, Donald Rumsfeld
4D=, 4R=
In Search of Makeovers
2 June 2002
997 45 1D+: John Kennedy
8R+: Elliot Richardson, Richardson, Elliot Richardson, Richardson, Elliot Richardson, Elliot Richardson, Richardson, Elliot Richardson
2R-: Attorney General John Ashcroft, Ashcroft
Hesitant Hawks
30 May 2002
959 36 1R+: Bush
5R-: Bush, Bush, George Bush, Bush, Bush
5R=
The Hush on Inquiries
26 May 2002
1011 69 1D+: Lieberman
3R+: George W. Bush, Bush, Bush
20R-: administration, Bush, Bush, administration, Bush, Cheney, Cheney, Bush, Bush, Cheney, administration, Cheney, White House, Cheney, White House, White House, White House, Cheney, Cheney, White House
1D=, 1R=
The Man Behind The Memo
23 May 2002
1025 36 2D+: Democrat, Hillary Rodham Clinton
5R+: President Bush, George Bush, Mike Bloomberg, Bloomberg, Rudy Giuliani
11R-: Attorney General John Ashcroft, Republicans, Vice President Cheney, BUSH, administration, Bush, Ari Fleischer, Laura Bush, Bush, Bush, Bush administration
4R=
Lock-and-Load Ashcroft
19 May 2002
1010 41 4D+: John F. Kennedy, Vice President Al Gore, Joe Lieberman, Richard Durbin
4D-: Zell Miller, Democrats, Tom Strickland, Democratic Senate
1R+: John McCain
10R-: Ashcroft, John Ashcroft, Ashcroft, Ashcroft, Ashcroft, Ashcroft, Ashcroft, Ashcroft, Ashcroft, Ashcroft
3D=
Upstaged by Carter
16 May 2002
1039 62 17D+: Carter, Jimmy Carter, Jimmy Carter, Carter, Carter, Democrats, William Delahunt, Carter, Carter, Carter, Carter, Carter, Carter, Carter, Carter, Carter, Carter
3R+: Secretary of State Colin Powell, Bush, Republicans
7R-: White House, Bush, Bush, Bush, Bush, Bush, George Bush
2D=, 5R=
The Cardinal in Court
12 May 2002
903 100 1D+: Harry Truman
2R-: John Mitchell, Richard Nixon
The Kept Crusader
9 May 2002
974 78 3D+: Gray Davis, Dianne Feinstein, Barbara Boxer
1R+: Rumsfeld
19R-: Army Secretary Thomas White, White, White, White House, administration, George Bush, White, President Bush, Vice President Cheney, administration, White, White, White, Rumsfeld, White, White, White, Bush administration, Cheney
4R=
DeLay Diplomacy
5 May 2002
1062 43 12D+: Democratic, Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank, John Lewis, Nick Rahall, Robert Byrd, Fritz Hollings, Ernest Gruening, Wayne Morse, Peter DeFazio, DeFazio, DeFazio
8D-: House Democrats, Democrats, Senate Democratic, Tom Daschle, Joe Lieberman, Lyndon Johnson, Lyndon Johnson, Tom DeLay
1R+: GOP
13R-: DeLay, Republican, Tom DeLay, Newt Gingrich, DeLay, DeLay, DeLay, Tom DeLay, DeLay, House Republicans, George Bush, Tom DeLay, Bush
3R=
The Push for A Prescription Plan
2 May 2002
1027 41 13D+: Daschle, Daschle, Ted Kennedy, Max Cleland, Sherrod Brown, Brown, Miller, Bob Graham, Graham, Miller, Daschle, Ted Kennedy, Zell Miller
1D-: Democrats
2R+: Hastert, Republicans
4R-: House Republicans, Republican, Republican, Republican
10D=, 4R=
Democracy Takes a Hit
28 April 2002
906 75 1D+: Christopher Dodd
1R+: Secretary of State Colin Powell
9R-: White House, Bush White House, Elliott Abrams, Bush, Ari Fleischer, Kissinger, Nixon, Fleischer, White House
1R=
From Rome, A 'Limited Hangout'
25 April 2002
834 0
Care on Wheels
21 April 2002
910 0 1D+: Edward M. Kennedy
1R+: Orrin Hatch
Late and Lacking
18 April 2002
952 82 9R-: George W. Bush, Bush, Powell, Bush, Bush, Bush, Bush, Paul Wolfowitz, Bush
1D=, 1R=
'Nuancing' the Mideast Dilemma
14 April 2002
912 43 1D+: Feingold
5R-: Secretary of State Colin Powell, President Bush, George W. Bush, White House, Bush
1D=, 7R=
The Queen Mum's Example
11 April 2002
958 0 1R=
'West Wing' View
7 April 2002
1109 14 5D+: Myers, Democratic, Reid, Reid, Clinton
1D-: Dick Morris
2R-: Bush, Bush
25D=, 11R=
Speaking From The Sidelines
4 April 2002
987 44 1D-: Democrats
2R+: Republican, Bush
10R-: George Bush, Bush, George W. Bush, Bush, Bush, Bush, Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Bush, Bush
3R=
Shadows On the Church
31 March 2002
928 0
McCain-Feingold Follies
28 March 2002
1115 13 6D+: Feingold, Feingold, Feingold, Feingold, Bill Clinton, Feingold
2D-: Feingold, Feingold
15R+: McCain, John McCain, McCain, McCain, McCain, McCain, McCain, Bush, McCain, McCain, McCain, McCain, McConnell, McCain, McCain
18R-: George Bush, White House, White House, Bush, Bush, McCain, Bush, House Republicans, Bush, George Bush, Republicans, Mitch McConnell, John Ashcroft, McConnell, Kenneth Starr, McConnell, McCain, McCain
2D=, 11R=
Selling War or Making Peace?
24 March 2002
1102 5 3D+: John Kennedy, Feingold, Tipper Gore
7D-: Democratic, Democratic, Democrats, Democrats, Andrew Cuomo, H. Carl McCall, Janet Reno
11R+: Bush, Bush, Bush, McCain, Bush, George W. Bush, Republican, Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani, Jeb Bush, George W. Bush
13R-: Vice President Cheney, Cheney, Republicans, GOP, Cheney, Senate Republican leader Trent Lott, Bush, Republicans, Chris Bond, George W. Bush, Jane Swift, Republican, George Pataki
4D=, 6R=
Armed And Anxious
21 March 2002
914 57 8D+: Richard Durbin, Democratic, Durbin, Durbin, Durbin, Durbin, Darden, Democrat
3D-: Democrat, Mark Warner, Bill Clinton
3R-: John Ashcroft, Ashcroft, Ashcroft
Too Many Comebacks
17 March 2002
928 50 1D+: Richard Daley
3D-: Marion Barry, Barry, Barry
Nuts About Nukes
14 March 2002
959 29 2D+: Jack Reed, Lyndon Johnson
7R+: Powell, Colin Powell, Powell, Lincoln Chafee, Republican, John Chafee, Chafee
12R-: Bush administration, Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of State Colin Powell, Republican, Barry Goldwater, Goldwater, Goldwater, administration, administration, Bush, White House, administration
1D=, 2R=
It's Still About Clinton
10 March 2002
1059 51 8D+: Clinton, Bill Clinton, Clinton, Clinton, Bill Clinton, Clinton, Bill Clinton, Tom Daschle
4D-: Clinton, Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Daschle
3R+: Laura Bush, Bush, Secretary of State Colin Powell
18R-: Republican, Republicans, White House, Ari Fleischer, Fleischer, Fleischer, Bush, White House, Bush, Bush, Bush, Republicans, Republicans, Republican, Trent Lott, House Republican, Tom DeLay, Republicans
2D=, 2R=
Rove's Embarrassment
7 March 2002
1121 27 6D+: Bill Clinton, Bob Mulholland, Patty Murray, Patty Murray, Cleland, Cleland
3D-: Gray Davis, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Roosevelt
3R+: Simon, Riordan, Bush
18R-: Rove, Karl Rove, President Bush, Riordan, Riordan, Rove, Riordan, Riordan, Riordan, Rove, Riordan, White House, Rove, Republicans, White House, Bush, Bush, Republicans
12D=, 25R=
The Senator Explodes
3 March 2002
1062 72 13D+: Harry Reid, Reid, Reid, Reid, Democratic, Reid, Reid, Reid, Reid, Reid, Reid, Reid, Harry Reid
4R+: Republican, Kenny Guinn, Republican, John Ensign
19R-: George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Cheney, Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham, Bush, Andy Card, Bush, Bush, Vice President Cheney, Cheney, Cheney, Cheney, Bush, administration, Attorney General John Ashcroft, administration, Ashcroft, Dick Cheney, Bush
3D=
Two Medalists
28 February 2002
910 0
Diffident Oilmen?
24 February 2002
1009 78 2D+: Democratic, Tom Daschle
1R+: George Bush
13R-: Dick Cheney, Cheney, Cheney, Cheney, George Bush, Cheney, Cheney, Cheney, administration, Republicans, White House, Bush administration, White House
1D=, 1R=
Powell's Job Security
21 February 2002
1013 35 13R+: Powell, Colin Powell, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Powell, Powell, Powell, Colin Powell, Powell, Powell, Powell, Powell, Colin Powell, Powell
4R-: Bush, Bush, Bush, Bush
9R=
Overdue Penance
17 February 2002
915 0 3D=, 2R=
Enron's Gift to Reform
14 February 2002
1043 30 7D+: Meehan, Feingold, Democrat, Deborah Stabenow, Meehan, Meehan, Democrats
10R+: Republican, Peter Fitzgerald, John McCain, Sherwood Boehlert, Zach Wamp, Shays, McCain, Shays, Shays, John McCain
12R-: White House, Republicans, Republicans, House Speaker Dennis Hastert, Republicans, GOP, White House, Bush, Ney, Republicans, Republican, Republicans
1R=
Bungling on the 9-11 Prisoners
10 February 2002
918 0 2R+: Colin Powell, Powell
2R-: Attorney General John Ashcroft, Ashcroft
Enron's Political Potential
7 February 2002
1081 14 7D+: Hollings, Hollings, Hollings, Democrats, Democrats, Byron Dorgan, Democratic
6D-: Fritz Hollings, Democrats, Democrats, Democrats, Democrats, Hillary Clinton
10R+: White House, O'Neill, Commerce Secretary Don Evans, Tauzin, Republicans, Fitzgerald, Tauzin, Bush, Bush, Bush
15R-: Bush administration, Bush, George W. Bush, Vice President Cheney, Daniels, Paul O'Neill, White House, Bush, Republican, Kay Bailey Hutchison, Republicans, Cheney, Republicans, Bush, Cheney
3D=, 3R=
The Next Minority Whip
3 February 2002
1044 37 15D+: Nancy Pelosi, Democratic, Pelosi, Pelosi, Pelosi, Pelosi, Pelosi, Democrats, Democrats, Pelosi, Pelosi, Zoe Lofgren, Pelosi, Democrat, Louise Slaughter
3D-: Democrats, Democrats, Democratic Campaign Committee
3R+: Republican, Peter King, Bush
1R-: George Bush
4D=, 1R=
Triumphal Oratory
31 January 2002
943 17 4D-: Richard Gephardt, Democratic, Harry Truman, Democrats
2R+: George W. Bush, Bush
4R-: Bush, Bush administration, Bush, Dick Cheney
1D=, 1R=
Capitol Theatrics
27 January 2002
965 36 12D+: Sam Ervin, Kennedy, Bush, Hillary Clinton, Paul Wellstone, Christopher Dodd, Kennedy, Kennedy, Kennedy, Kennedy, Democrats, Max Cleland
2D-: Joe Lieberman, Kennedy
4R+: Bush, Laura Bush, Bush, Bush
3R-: Richard Nixon, Laura Bush, Republicans
2D=, 2R=
A Gift To the Democrats
24 January 2002
955 12 3D+: Democrats, Democrats, Bill Clinton
6D-: Joe Lieberman, Democrats, Democratic, Dick Gephardt, Democrats, Democrats
1R+: George W. Bush
2R-: Republicans, Republicans
2D=, 3R=
Nuclear Booby Prize
20 January 2002
839 100 5D+: Democratic, Harry Reid, Reid, Reid, Reid
11R-: John Sununu, Sununu, Sununu, Sununu, Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham, George Bush, Abraham, Vice President Dick Cheney, Cheney, Abraham, John Sununu
Classic Overkill
13 January 2002
966 46 5D+: Democrat, Daschle, Meehan, Democrat, Marty Meehan
2D-: Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, Janet Reno
5R+: Republicans, Republican, Shays, Republican, Chris Shays
21R-: Republican, President Bush, Republican Party, President Bush, Bush, GOP, Bush, Republican, Marc Racicot, Racicot, Racicot, Tom DeLay, DeLay, Republicans, the House, DeLay, Bob Ney, Republicans, GOP, Bush, Bush
4D=, 4R=
For Clinton, the Saddest Loss
10 January 2002
985 44 9D+: Clinton, Bill Clinton, The Clintons, Clinton, Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Clinton, Clinton, Clinton
2D-: Clinton, Clinton
3D=, 2R=
Hullabaloo At Harvard
6 January 2002
1009 6 9D+: Larry Summers, Summers, Summers, Summers, Summers, Sharpton, Democrats, Democratic, Russ Feingold
13D-: Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Sharpton, Jackson, Sharpton, Jackson, Jackson, Jackson, Sharpton, Jackson, Sharpton, Sharpton, Sharpton
1R+: Republicans
3R-: Marc Racicot, GOP, Racicot
8D=, 2R=
Memo to 2002
3 January 2002
826 100 1D-: Bill Clinton