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Archive for November 1990

We need leaders with backbone

Fickle polls. A panicky Congress. Here we go again. Polls released this week show approval of President Bush’s conduct in the Mideast crisis dropping more than 30 points – from 82% to 51% approval rating since the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. As every pollster knows, public opinion is most likely to change dramatically on issues…

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When recession didn’t happen

“Shocking.” “The government is cooking the books.” These are among comments heard from business leaders and economic observers when last week’s report on the gross national product “failed” to signal a recession. When the U.S. Department of Commerce pegged GNP growth at 1.8% for the third quarter, you might have thought analysts and commentators would…

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