Democracy and the Two-Party System

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As the Green Party nominee for Governor in last year-s recall election, Peter Camejo made himself almost a household word. Independent Arianna Huffington was also in there punching with Democrat Cruz Bustamente and Republicans Peter Uberroth, Tom McClintock and--one time only, Arnold Schwarzenegger. But when Democratic US Senator Barbara Boxer squares off next month against Republican challenger Bill Jones, they-ll have the stage, TV cameras and subsequent news coverage all to themselves. Warren Olney speaks with Libertarian candidate Judge Jim Gray, who's angry about being excluded, and Xandra Kayden, a debate consultant to the League of Women Voters, which is sponsoring one of the Senate campaign debates.
  • Making News: White House Plans to Open More Forests to Logging
    When Bill Clinton ordered tens of millions of roadless national forests off-limits to logging, environmentalists thought they-d won a final victory, but they hadn-t counted on George W. Bush. Today, in Boise, Idaho, Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman proposed lifting Clinton-s rule, and giving state governors a major role in deciding where loggers can build new roads. Rocky Barker is following the story for the Idaho Statesman.
  • Reporter-s Notebook: Drug Scandal Casts Shadow over Olympic Track, Field Trials
    Tim Montgomery may hold the world-s record for the 100-meter dash, but he won-t be running in that event during this year-s Olympic Games. At yesterday-s trials in Sacramento, he came in seventh. His companion, and the mother of his child, Marion Jones, also failed to make the team in the 100-meter event, coming in fifth. Elliott Almond covered the trials for the San Jose Mercury-News.

Secretary Veneman's directive on roadless areas

AP article on roadless plan

Senator Boxer's re-election campaign

Republican Bill Jones campaign

Libertarian Jim Gray's campaign

Marsha Feinland, Peace and Freedom Party candidate

2004 Olympics' US Track and Field Trials

Almond's article on today's track and field trials

Balco Laboratories



Warren Olney


Frances Anderton