The Campaign: Some of the Issues Are Missing

The candidates had been named, the campaign was formally under way, and now came that traditional time for politicians and pundits to draw up lists of the issues that would presumably dominate the U.S.'s political dialogue until November.

Inevitably, some of September's is sues would wilt away before Election Day. Just as inevitably, others would sprout in full forensic flower. But last week, as what promises to be an extraordinary campaign began in earnest, perhaps the most extraordinary political fact was that some of the hardiest quadrennial issues did not figure to be...

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