The Family Business
With the possibility of another Bush or Clinton presidency, we ask: Are dynasties bad for our democracy?
by Stephen Hess
No Kings Needed Here
The founders left little doubt about their disdain for any semblance of nobility
by Richard Brookhiser
Great State Political Families
Top 10 Dynasties—and More
From Adams to Bush, and a dozen more “demi-dynasties” that have made an impact
Few match power couples Clinton and Dole, but nearly 50 wives have succeeded their husbands in Congress
by Richard Ernsberger Jr.
What’s the Matter with Public Service?
Is the maxim “To whom much is given, much is required,” a relic of the past?
by Evan Thomas
Vice President Walter Mondale
Strom Thurmond meets his black daughter
John Wooden’s magic at UCLA
Russia: America’s eternal enemy?
George Perkins Marsh: environmental visionary
Janis Joplin’s Porsche