Michael Wines

Michael Wines is a national correspondent for The New York Times and writes about voting and other election-related issues. Since coming to The Times in 1988, he has covered the Justice Department, the American intelligence community, the White House, the 1992 presidential campaign, Congress, the environment and, for nearly 15 years, news and life in Russia and surrounding states, southern Africa and China. He also has periodically written about other topics, including the similarity between Washington, D.C., and theme parks, the joy of pessimism and an outbreak of cynicism in the spring of 1995.