To Our Readers: Jan. 29, 1996

NOBODY KNOWS BETTER THAN the journalists who cover them why elections are called races. For the staff of TIME's Nation section, who among other things produce nearly all the magazine's political coverage and commentary, staying abreast of the cascade of election-year developments is a weekly test of intellectual speed and stamina. This is particularly true every fourth year, when a U.S. presidential campaign poses the ultimate challenge.

Consider this week's issue. When it became apparent that Steve Forbes was breaking out of the G.O.P. primary pack, in good measure on the strength of his flat-tax proposals and his personal fortune, our...

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