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                                                      Issues of 1993 = 10 Issues, 201 Articles
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                                                        January 1993 Issue = 22 Articles
                                                        1. Letters, pp. 2-3
                                                        2. Tilting at Windmills by Charles Peters, pp. 4-7
                                                        3. Memo of the Month, p. 8
                                                        4. Road Warriors by Matthew A. Saal, pp. 9-12
                                                        5. Butt Out by Justin Catanoso, pp. 13-16
                                                        6. Asbestos Plant by Justin Catanoso and Taft Wireback, p. 17
                                                        7. Filter Tips by Richard A. Daynard, pp. 18-19
                                                        8. Soldiers of Fortune by Steven Wilmsen, pp. 20-23
                                                        9. Monthly Journalism Award, p. 24
                                                        10. Lemon Laws by David Segal, pp. 25-29
                                                        11. Who's Who, p. 30
                                                        12. Blowing up the Tracks by Patricia Kean, pp. 31-34
                                                        13. Executive Sweet by Christopher Georges, pp. 35-37
                                                        14. Transition Admission by Ed Rogers, pp. 38-41
                                                        15. Tidbits and Outrages, p. 42
                                                        16. How Washington Really Works by Charles Peters, pp. 43-51
                                                        17. Political Puzzle, p. 52
                                                        18. [+]
                                                          Everyone's Critic by Tom Wicker, pp. 53-55 - 1 Review
                                                          1. My Life as Author and Editor by H.L. Mencken and Jonathan Yardley
                                                        19. [+]
                                                          Schmoozing and Snoozing, pp. 56-58 - 1 Review
                                                          1. Lobbyists by Jeffrey H. Birnbaum
                                                        20. [+]
                                                          Political Booknotes (2 Reviews)
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                                                            Review Murdoch, by William Shawcross by James Ledbetter, p. 59 - 1 Review
                                                            1. Murdoch by William Shawcross
                                                          2. [+]
                                                            Review Deadly Secrets, by Warren Hinckle and William ... by Art Levine, pp. 60-62 - 1 Review
                                                            1. Deadly Secrets by Warren Hinckle and William Turner
                                                        21. Cover photo by Stuart Diekmeyer
                                                      2. [+]
                                                        March 1993 Issue = 22 Articles
                                                        1. Letters, pp. 2-5
                                                        2. Tilting at Windmills by Charles Peters, pp. 6-11
                                                        3. Heavy Medals by David Segal, pp. 12-16
                                                        4. Tidbits and Outrages, p. 17
                                                        5. Fax and Spend by Clifford Adelman, pp. 18-19
                                                        6. Political Puzzle, p. 20
                                                        7. War Games by Admiral William J. Crowe, Jr., pp. 21-22
                                                        8. Monthly Journalism Award, p. 23
                                                        9. Memo of the Month, p. 24
                                                        10. Original Spin by Jack Hitt, pp. 25-27
                                                        11. Voting Wrongs by Jon Meacham, pp. 28-31
                                                        12. Who's Who, pp. 32-33
                                                        13. POLITICAL BOOK AWARDS, p. 34
                                                        14. Beat the Press by Leslie Kaufman, pp. 35-38
                                                        15. What Clinton Could Learn from the Catastrophic Health Care Catastrophe by Greg Monfils, pp. 39-41
                                                        16. Debt 101 by John Heilemann, pp. 42-44
                                                        17. Sign It, Then Mind It by Christopher Georges, pp. 45-50
                                                        18. [+]
                                                          Thinking in Moderation by John J. DiIulio, Jr., pp. 51-53 - 1 Review
                                                          1. Mandate for Change by Will Marshall and Martin Schram
                                                        19. [+]
                                                          Middle Class Hero by Nicholas Lemann, pp. 54-56 - 1 Review
                                                          1. Boiling Point by Kevin P. Phillips
                                                        20. [+]
                                                          A Tale of Two Elections by Polly Toynbee, pp. 57-58 - 1 Review
                                                          1. Britain at the Polls, 1992 by Anthony Stephen King, Ivor Crewe, and David Denver, ...
                                                        21. [+]
                                                          Political Booknotes (2 Reviews)
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                                                            Review Tales Out of School, by Joseph A. Fernandez an... by Daniel Gross, p. 59 - 1 Review
                                                            1. Tales Out of School by Joseph A. Fernandez and John Underwood
                                                          2. [+]
                                                            Review Strom Thurmond and the Politics of Southern Ch... by Brendan Foley, pp. 60-62 - 1 Review
                                                            1. Strom Thurmond and the Politics of Southern Change by Nadine Cohodas
                                                      3. [+]
                                                        April 1993 Issue = 20 Articles
                                                        1. Letters, pp. 2-4
                                                        2. Tilting at Windmills by Charles Peters, pp. 5-9
                                                        3. Bad Forms by Christopher Georges, pp. 10-13
                                                        4. Money for Nothing by Art Levine, pp. 14-18
                                                        5. Monthly Journalism Award, pp. 19-20
                                                        6. Married with Alibi by Karen Lehrman, pp. 21-22
                                                        7. Service Charge by Tom Hayden, pp. 23-25
                                                        8. Righting Sentences by Stephanie Mendmer, pp. 26-29
                                                        9. Brother, Can You Spare My BMW? by David Segal, pp. 30-33
                                                        10. Who's Who, p. 34
                                                        11. Out of House, Out of Mind by Nancy Watzman, pp. 35-37
                                                        12. Memo of the Month, p. 38
                                                        13. The Sleaze in the Statehouses by Scott Greenberger, pp. 39-41
                                                        14. What the Religious Right Can Teach the New Democrats by Jon Meacham, pp. 42-48
                                                        15. Tidbits and Outrages, p. 49
                                                        16. [+]
                                                          All About Bob by John Ralston Saul, pp. 50-51 - 1 Review
                                                          1. Promise and Power by Deborah Shapley
                                                        17. Political Puzzle, pp. 52-53
                                                        18. [+]
                                                          Photo Negatives by Bob Schieffer, pp. 54-57 - 1 Review
                                                          1. Picture Perfect by Kiku Adatto
                                                        19. [+]
                                                          Political Booknotes by Jeffrey H. Birnbaum, pp. 58-62 - 1 Review
                                                          1. The Hollow Core by John P. Heinz, Edward O. Laumann, and Robert L. Nelson, ...
                                                        20. Cover photograph, design by Claudio Vasquec and Kelly Doe
                                                      4. [+]
                                                        May 1993 Issue = 20 Articles
                                                        1. Letters, pp. 2-3
                                                        2. Tilting at Windmills by Charles Peters, pp. 4-7
                                                        3. Tort and Retort: An Exchange by Anthony Lewis and Charles Peters, pp. 8-10
                                                        4. Mr. Break-It by David Segal, pp. 11-16
                                                        5. Memo of the Month, p. 17
                                                        6. Just Say Nonsense by Jeff Elliott, pp. 18-21
                                                        7. Wine and Poses by Ben Sherwood, pp. 22-26
                                                        8. The Promised Land Grab by Deborah Horan, pp. 27-29
                                                        9. Mock the Vote by Christopher Georges, pp. 30-35
                                                        10. Who's Who, p. 36
                                                        11. Gasoline Allies by David McKenna, pp. 37-39
                                                        12. Monthly Journalism Award, p. 40
                                                        13. Tidbits and Outrages, p. 41
                                                        14. Class Dismissed by Jon Meacham, pp. 42-47
                                                        15. What Clinton and Dole Could Learn from the Teamsters by Brooks Jackson, pp. 48-51
                                                        16. Political Puzzle, p. 52
                                                        17. [+]
                                                          Vintage Whine by Jonathan Rauch, pp. 53-55 - 1 Review
                                                          1. Declining Fortunes by Katherine S. Newman
                                                        18. [+]
                                                          Broadcast Blues by Jacob Heilbrunn, pp. 56-59 - 1 Review
                                                          1. Out of Control by Zbigniew Brzezinski
                                                        19. [+]
                                                          Political Booknotes by Ann O'Hanlon, pp. 60-62 - 1 Review
                                                          1. At the Hand of Man by Raymond Bonner
                                                        20. Cover illustration by Sam Ward
                                                      5. [+]
                                                        June 1993 Issue = 20 Articles
                                                        1. Letters, pp. 2-4
                                                        2. Tilting at Windmills by Charles Peters, pp. 5-9
                                                        3. Yosemite Scam by Michael Doyle, pp. 10-13
                                                        4. Terminal Idiots by Frank Greve, pp. 14-17
                                                        5. Monthly Journalism Award, p. 18
                                                        6. Where's the Beef Been? by Ann O'Hanlon, pp. 19-22
                                                        7. Tidbits and Outrages, p. 23
                                                        8. Class Action by Jonathan Schorr, pp. 24-27
                                                        9. Hill Climbers by Jon Meacham, pp. 28-31
                                                        10. Who's Who, p. 32
                                                        11. Capitol Punishment by Jamie Stiehm, pp. 33-36
                                                        12. Memo of the Month, p. 37
                                                        13. Perot and Con by Christopher Georges, pp. 38-43
                                                        14. Political Puzzle, p. 44
                                                        15. [+]
                                                          Crock of Ages by Michael Hirschorn, pp. 45-49 - 1 Review
                                                          1. 13th Gen by William Strauss and Neil Howe
                                                        16. [+]
                                                          Squeeze Play by Matthew Cooper, pp. 50-53 - 1 Review
                                                          1. Playing Hardball by David Whitford
                                                        17. [+]
                                                          Cokelore by John Shelton Reed, pp. 54-57 - 1 Review
                                                          1. For God, Country, and Coca-Cola by Mark Pendergrast
                                                        18. [+]
                                                          Political Booknotes (2 Reviews)
                                                          1. [+]
                                                            Review Queer in America, by Michelangelo Signorile by Victor Zonana, p. 58 - 1 Review
                                                            1. Queer in America by Michelangelo Signorile
                                                          2. [+]
                                                            Review Remembering Denny, by Calvin Trillin by James Fallows, pp. 59-62 - 1 Review
                                                            1. Remembering Denny by Calvin Trillin
                                                        19. Cover illustration by Jay Lincoln
                                                      6. [+]
                                                        July 1993 Issue = 21 Articles
                                                        1. Letters, pp. 2-5
                                                        2. Tilting at Windmills by Charles Peters, pp. 6-9
                                                        3. Home Not Alone by Louis Jacobson, pp. 10-12
                                                        4. Reading, Writing, and Ripoffs by Patricia Kean, pp. 13-16
                                                        5. "More Champagne, Ms. Mitchell?" by Dan Cogan, pp. 17-18
                                                        6. Who's Who, p. 19
                                                        7. Myth Information by Jon Meacham, pp. 20-26
                                                        8. Tidbits and Outrages, p. 27
                                                        9. Bad News Bearers by Christopher Georges, pp. 28-34
                                                        10. Memo of the Month, p. 35
                                                        11. The Shell Game by David Segal, pp. 36-43
                                                        12. Political Puzzle, p. 44
                                                        13. [+]
                                                          Soundbitten by Dan Balz, pp. 45-47 - 1 Review
                                                          1. Strange Bedfellows by Tom Rosenstiel
                                                        14. Monthly Journalism Award, p. 48
                                                        15. [+]
                                                          Philadelphia Story by John J. DiIulio, Jr., pp. 49-51 - 1 Review
                                                          1. Frank Rizzo by S.A. Paolantonio
                                                        16. [+]
                                                          The Romantic Hart by Jonathan Rowe, pp. 52-56 - 1 Review
                                                          1. The Good Fight by Gary Hart
                                                        17. [+]
                                                          Political Booknotes (4 Reviews)
                                                          1. [+]
                                                            Review Peace Process, by William B. Quandt by Barry Rubin, p. 57 - 1 Review
                                                            1. Peace Process by William B. Quandt
                                                          2. [+]
                                                            Review In Defense of Garbage, by Judd H. Alexander by Hannah Holmes, pp. 57-58 - 1 Review
                                                            1. In Defense of Garbage by Judd H. Alexander
                                                          3. [+]
                                                            Review Assignment Pentagon, by Perry M. Smith by Jennifer Elsea, p. 59 - 1 Review
                                                            1. Assignment Pentagon by Perry M. Smith
                                                          4. [+]
                                                            Review Heroes of My Time, by Harrison E. Salisbury by Daniel Schorr, pp. 60-62 - 1 Review
                                                            1. Heroes of My Time by Harrison E. Salisbury
                                                        18. Cover illustration by Brian Ajhar
                                                      7. [+]
                                                        September 1993 Issue = 19 Articles
                                                        1. Letters, pp. 2-5
                                                        2. Tilting at Windmills by Charles Peters, pp. 6-11
                                                        3. Stocks, Bonds, and Barney by Eric Konigsberg, pp. 12-15
                                                        4. What Al Gore Might Learn the Hard Way by Jon Meacham, pp. 16-20
                                                        5. Who's Who, p. 21
                                                        6. The Filtered Truth by David Segal, pp. 22-26
                                                        7. Dead On Arrival by Tom Hamburger and Ted Marmor, pp. 27-32
                                                        8. Scalpel, Please by Christopher Georges, pp. 33-36
                                                        9. Memo of the Month, p. 37
                                                        10. Medicareless by Daniel Franklin, pp. 38-40
                                                        11. Monthly Journalism Award, p. 41
                                                        12. Tidbits and Outrages, p. 42
                                                        13. [+]
                                                          Ambushed by James Fallows, pp. 43-47 - 1 Review
                                                          1. Hell of a Ride by John Podhoretz
                                                        14. Political Puzzle, p. 48
                                                        15. [+]
                                                          Drug Bust by John Rothchild, pp. 49-51 - 1 Review
                                                          1. Swordfish by David McClintick
                                                        16. [+]
                                                          Post Impressions by Mark Feldstein, pp. 52-53 - 1 Review
                                                          1. Volunteer Slavery by Jill Nelson
                                                        17. [+]
                                                          Theodore White Lite by Walter Shapiro, pp. 54-57 - 1 Review
                                                          1. Mad As Hell by Jack W. Germond
                                                        18. [+]
                                                          Political Booknotes by Daniel H. Pink, pp. 58-62 - 1 Review
                                                          1. A City Year by Suzanne Goldsmith
                                                        19. Cover illustration by Tim Gabor
                                                      8. [+]
                                                        October 1993 Issue = 18 Articles
                                                        1. Letters, pp. 2-3
                                                        2. Tilting at Windmills by Charles Peters, pp. 4-8
                                                        3. P. C. Corps by Leslie Kaufman, pp. 9-11
                                                        4. Renter Beware by Mike Hudson, pp. 12-15
                                                        5. Who's Who, p. 16
                                                        6. The Money Fix by Edmund G. Brown, Jr., pp. 17-20
                                                        7. Tidbits and Outrages, p. 21
                                                        8. Why the Party of the People Has a Grassroots Problem by Jon Meacham, pp. 22-28
                                                        9. Political Puzzle, p. 29
                                                        10. Beyond Paper Cuts by Charles Peters, pp. 30-34
                                                        11. Memo of the Month, p. 35
                                                        12. Beaten and Bushed by John Podhoretz, pp. 36-44
                                                        13. Monthly Journalism Award, p. 45
                                                        14. [+]
                                                          The Wins of War by Nicholas Lemann, pp. 46-49 - 1 Review
                                                          1. A Democracy at War by William L. O'Neill
                                                        15. [+]
                                                          With Enemies Like These by Gregg Easterbrook, pp. 50-53 - 1 Review
                                                          1. The Pentagon Wars by James G. Burton
                                                        16. [+]
                                                          Mistaken Identity by Tom Bethell, pp. 54-57 - 1 Review
                                                          1. Case Closed by Gerald Posner
                                                        17. [+]
                                                          Political Booknotes by Charles William Maynes, pp. 58-62 - 1 Review
                                                          1. The Arabists by Robert D. Kaplan
                                                        18. Cover illustration by John Kascht
                                                      9. [+]
                                                        November 1993 Issue = 19 Articles
                                                        1. Letters, pp. 2-3
                                                        2. Tilting at Windmills by Charles Peters, pp. 4-8
                                                        3. Pressed for Time by David Shaw, pp. 9-11
                                                        4. Monthly Journalism Award, p. 12
                                                        5. Hoarding the Health by Alan Greenblatt, pp. 13-15
                                                        6. Who's Who, pp. 16-17
                                                        7. What's Wrong with the Gore Report by David Segal, pp. 18-23
                                                        8. Down and Out by Jon Meacham, pp. 24-30
                                                        9. Tidbits and Outrages, p. 31
                                                        10. Good Help Isn't Hard to Find by Frank Greve, pp. 32-34
                                                        11. Memo of the Month, p. 35
                                                        12. Journal Fever by Bill Gifford, pp. 36-43
                                                        13. [+]
                                                          Left Out by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., pp. 44-47 - 1 Review
                                                          1. Harold Laski: A Life on the Left by Isaac Kramnick and Barry Sheerman
                                                        14. [+]
                                                          The Lonely Star Candidate by John Shelton Reed, pp. 48-53 - 1 Review
                                                          1. In History's Shadow by John Connally and Mickey Herskowitz
                                                        15. Political Puzzle, p. 54
                                                        16. [+]
                                                          Political Booknotes (3 Reviews)
                                                          1. [+]
                                                            Review President Kennedy: Profile of Power, by Richar... by Charles Peters, p. 55 - 1 Review
                                                            1. President Kennedy: Profile of Power by Richard Reeves
                                                          2. [+]
                                                            Review Chained Together, by David Ottaway by Ryan Walsh, pp. 55-56 - 1 Review
                                                            1. Chained Together by David Ottaway
                                                          3. [+]
                                                            Review A History of Warfare, by John Keegan by John Lancaster, pp. 57-62 - 1 Review
                                                            1. A History of Warfare by John Keegan
                                                        17. Cover illustration by Mike Harris
                                                      10. [+]
                                                        December 1993 Issue = 20 Articles
                                                        1. Letters, pp. 2-3
                                                        2. Tilting at Windmills by Charles Peters, pp. 4-7
                                                        3. The Gospel Truth by Jon Meacham, pp. 8-14
                                                        4. Memo of the Month, p. 15
                                                        5. The Lasting Soviet Nuclear Menace by Jonathan Schorr, pp. 16-19
                                                        6. Who's Who, pp. 20-21
                                                        7. Road Kill by Preston Lerner, pp. 22-25
                                                        8. Monthly Journalism Award, pp. 26-27
                                                        9. Crash Cow by David Segal, pp. 28-34
                                                        10. Tidbits and Outrages, p. 35
                                                        11. Why Alan Greenspan Should Show You His Hand by William Greider, pp. 36-41
                                                        12. Look Who's Talking, Too by Alan Greenblatt, pp. 42-45
                                                        13. [+]
                                                          Raising Keynes by John Kenneth Galbraith, pp. 46-49 - 1 Review
                                                          1. John Maynard Keynes, Vol. II by Robert Skidelsky
                                                        14. [+]
                                                          Left in Place by Matthew Cooper, pp. 50-52 - 1 Review
                                                          1. The Beginning of the Journey by Diana Trilling
                                                        15. [+]
                                                          Political Booknotes (4 Reviews)
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                                                            Review The Case Against the General, by Steve Albert by Michael Isikoff, pp. 53-54 - 1 Review
                                                            1. The Case Against the General by Steve Albert
                                                          2. [+]
                                                            Review Private Parts, by Howard Stern by Scott Shuger, p. 55 - 1 Review
                                                            1. Private Parts by Howard Stern
                                                          3. [+]
                                                            Review Exit Into History, by Eva Hoffman by Halle Shilling, p. 56 - 1 Review
                                                            1. Exit Into History by Eva Hoffman
                                                          4. [+]
                                                            Review White House Daze, by Charles Kolb by Jonathan Alter, pp. 57-59 - 1 Review
                                                            1. White House Daze by Charles Kolb
                                                        16. Political Puzzle, pp. 60-62
                                                        17. Cover illustration by Victor Juhasz
                                                    2. [+]
                                                      Issues of 1994 = 10 Issues, 198 Articles
                                                      1. [+]
                                                        Issues of 1995 = 10 Issues, 202 Articles
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                                                          Issues of 1996 = 10 Issues, 232 Articles
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                                                            Issues of 1997 = 10 Issues, 232 Articles
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                                                              Issues of 1998 = 10 Issues, 200 Articles
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                                                                Issues of 1999 = 10 Issues, 211 Articles
                                                              2. [+]
                                                                Issues of the 2000s = 10 Years, 88 Issues, 1,675 Articles
                                                                1. [+]
                                                                  Issues of 2000 = 10 Issues, 212 Articles
                                                                  1. [+]
                                                                    Issues of 2001 = 10 Issues, 220 Articles
                                                                    1. [+]
                                                                      Issues of 2002 = 10 Issues, 219 Articles
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                                                                        Issues of 2003 = 10 Issues, 204 Articles
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                                                                          Issues of 2004 = 10 Issues, 179 Articles
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                                                                            Issues of 2005 = 9 Issues, 125 Articles
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                                                                              Issues of 2006 = 9 Issues, 145 Articles
                                                                              1. [+]
                                                                                Issues of 2007 = 10 Issues, 166 Articles
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                                                                                  Issues of 2008 = 4 Issues, 94 Articles
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                                                                                    Issues of 2009 = 6 Issues, 111 Articles
                                                                                  2. [+]
                                                                                    Issues of the 2010s = 1 Year, 5 Issues, 86 Articles
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                                                                                      Issues of 2010 = 5 Issues, 86 Articles