- Newsmaker: Campaign Finance Reform Heads for A Showdown - After intense debate, the McCain-Feingold campaign finance bill is intact and heading for a final Senate vote. Terence Samuel, of US News & World Report, cautions that a patchwork of proposed changes may render the legislation vulnerable if its constitutionality is challenged before the Supreme Court.
- Reporter's Notebook: The Organization Kid - Writer David Brooks went to Princeton to take the pulse of the new ruling class. He came away impressed and horrified. His cover story in the April issue of Atlantic Monthly offers a fascinating and disturbing portrait of tomorrow's leaders, a generation of workaholics lacking in eccentricity.
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