Convention 2000

Slate’s Complete Coverage

This page has links to all of Slate’s coverage of the Democratic National Convention (and related events). We’ll be updating it at least once a day this week, so check back here regularly for our latest articles. You can use our Politics page to keep up with the convention stories from other publications. And all of our articles on the Republican convention are listed here.

Ballot Box

Instant Analysis of Gore’s Speech, by Jacob Weisberg (Thursday, Aug. 17, 9:50 p.m.)

Jewish Power!, by Jacob Weisberg (Wednesday, Aug. 16, 9:51 p.m.)

The Difference Between the Two Conventions, by Jacob Weisberg (Tuesday, Aug. 15, 9:14 p.m.)

Why We’ll Miss Bill Clinton, by Jacob Weisberg (Monday, Aug. 14, 9:38 p.m.)

Gore’s Pivot, by Jacob Weisberg (Monday, Aug. 7, 4:33 p.m.)


Dispatches From the Democratic Covention, by David Plotz

Frame Game

Clinton Lays Down the Law, by William Saletan (Tuesday, Aug. 15, 4 p.m.)

Joe vs. Hollywood, by William Saletan (Monday, Aug. 14, 4 p.m.)

Gore Dumps Clinton, by William Saletan (Wednesday, Aug. 9, 4 p.m.)


The Aesthetics of Corporate Greed, by Rob Walker (Tuesday, Aug. 15, 1:15 p.m.)


The Prep School for Politicians, by David Plotz (Friday, Aug. 11, 9:30 a.m.)


The Orthodox Jew and the Vice Presidency, by Judith Shulevitz (Wednesday, March 29, 4:08 p.m.) (This article was written in March, when Joseph Lieberman was still considered a long shot as Al Gore’s running mate.)


What Is a Jewish American? by Timothy Noah (Wednesday, Aug. 9, 3:37 p.m.)

The Sisters Get Stingy About Lieberman, by Timothy Noah (Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2:35 p.m.)

Two Cheers for Joe Lieberman, by Timothy Noah (Monday, Aug. 7, 2:40 p.m.)


Gore vs. the Mysterious Forces! by Mickey Kaus (Thursday, Aug. 17, 11:15 p.m.)

Schmoozalist’s Notebook: L.A., Day 3, by Mickey Kaus (Thursday, Aug. 17, 11:59 a.m.)

Schmoozalist’s Notebook: L.A., Day 1, by Mickey Kaus (Tuesday, Aug. 15, 1:47 p.m.)

Metaphor Sucks! by Mickey Kaus (Saturday, Aug. 12, 2:38 a.m.)

Get Your Instant Lieberman CW Here!, by Mickey Kaus (Monday, Aug. 7, 11:01 a.m.)

The Breakfast Table

This week: Ex-speechwriters John Podhoretz and Michael Waldman chat about Gore’s acceptance speech, their “ghostly craft,” etc.

Last week: West Wing writer Lawrence O’Donnell and editor Richard Stengel discuss the Lieberman Effect, “all that God stuff,” and other political news.


Los Angeles security guard Josh Foer reveals how he’ll keep all those Democrats in line. Click here for the latest.

Pundit Central

Find out what the Sunday-morning pundits said about Joe Lieberman, Pat Buchanan, and George W.’s “Four R’s.”


The Clinton Cleanser, by Mark Alan Stamaty (Thursday, Aug. 10, 12:30 p.m.)

Cartoon Index

Political cartoonists from around the world weigh in on the convention.