Notebook: Sep. 7, 1998



VLADIMIR LENIN Sure, a few years ago he looked lame and old, even for a dead guy. But now, with the crash of the ruble, it's retrocommunism, baby! Vlad's back!

SCOTT RITTER Your boss won't let you inspect the weapons you want. The Iraqi dictator won't play fair. It's time to throw in the gas mask. Then talk to every major news outlet


HURRICANE BONNIE Tuesday, it was evacuate-or-die tough-guy talk. Then Bonnie rolled out to the ocean and left us feeling let down. Maybe that's because it was heading toward D.C.

DOG SEX Some...

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