Alternative Election 2000 Coverage

Our guide to alternative and independent news and views of Election 2000. Updated daily.

Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.


Bush’s other arrests — Michael Moore
OK, big deal, Bush made a mistake 24 years ago and got a DUI. One mistake, right? Uh, wrong. Turns out Bush has been arrested at least three times, including once for theft and once for disorderly conduct. In some states, that’s three strikes and worthy of a life sentence.

The Bush Detector — The American Prospect
While the right and the mainstream press continue to push the theory that Al Gore is at best and exaggerator and at worst a liar, some enterprising journalists finally dissected some of Bush’s favorite campaign claims. Guess what? A bunch of whoppers.

For example: Bush’s claim that he supported a bipartisan effort to pass a patients’ bill of rights in Texas? False. He opposed the legislation; it became law without his signature.

And thanks to The Smoking Gun for pointing out that Bush’s claim that he stopped drinking in 1986 is highly suspect.

A Gore loss won’t be Nader’s fault — Progressive Populist
If Al Gore loses to George W. Bush, democrats will be quick to demonize Ralph Nader, but Nader is just their scapegoat. What the Democrats don’t want to admit is that Al Gore blew a gimme election, allowing a complete moron to out-campaign him.

Nov. 2, 2000

Did Gore try to bribe Nader to drop out? — Village Voice
A rumor circulated online yesterday that the Gore campaign had offered Ralph Nader $12 million — the amount of federal funds the Green Party would qualify for should Nader win 5 percent of the vote — to drop out of the presidential race. Both the Nader and Gore camps denied the rumor. But Gore’s minions are still working overtime to dig up dirt on the potential Green Spoiler.

Pharmaceutical industry’s big money campaign — Public Citizen
With all this tough talk on reforming prescription drug pricing, what the average citizen doesn’t see are Bush and Gore’s hands behind their backs. As each decries drug prices from the stump, one hand has its fingers crossed and the other is palm-up, accepting millions in campaign donations from the drug industry itself.

Manlier than thou — Foreign Policy in Focus
Machismo is a clear issue in this campaign, as it has been in politics since time immemorial. The issue of buffing out the military has Bush ahead with the manliness crowd. This academic paper explains why male insecurity is a prime determiner of foreign policy.

We've never been very good at being conservative.

And usually, that serves us well in doing the ambitious, hard-hitting journalism that you turn to Mother Jones for. But it also means we can't afford to come up short when it comes to scratching together the funds it takes to keep our team firing on all cylinders, and the truth is, we finished our budgeting cycle on June 30 about $100,000 short of our online goal.

This is no time to come up short. It's time to fight like hell, as our namesake would tell us to do, for a democracy where minority rule cannot impose an extreme agenda, where facts matter, and where accountability has a chance at the polls and in the press. If you value our reporting and you can right now, please help us dig out of the $100,000 hole we're starting our new budgeting cycle in with an always-needed and always-appreciated donation today.

payment methods

We've never been very good at being conservative.

And usually, that serves us well in doing the ambitious, hard-hitting journalism that you turn to Mother Jones for. But it also means we can't afford to come up short when it comes to scratching together the funds it takes to keep our team firing on all cylinders, and the truth is, we finished our budgeting cycle on June 30 about $100,000 short of our online goal.

This is no time to come up short. It's time to fight like hell, as our namesake would tell us to do, for a democracy where minority rule cannot impose an extreme agenda, where facts matter, and where accountability has a chance at the polls and in the press. If you value our reporting and you can right now, please help us dig out of the $100,000 hole we're starting our new budgeting cycle in with an always-needed and always-appreciated donation today.

payment methods

We Recommend

Latest

Sign up for our free newsletter

Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily to have our top stories delivered directly to your inbox.

Get our award-winning magazine

Save big on a full year of investigations, ideas, and insights.

Subscribe

Support our journalism

Help Mother Jones' reporters dig deep with a tax-deductible donation.

Donate