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Archive for December 1993

Crime coddlers in high places

Following a week of senseless shootings and spreading problems of gang violence in America’s largest cities, the Clinton administration’s response is to “do something about drug treatment” (the president), license guns (Attorney General Janet Reno), and understand that crime is a public health problem like polio and AIDS (Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala).…

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Bright economic news isn’t new

Economic news continues to improve. It began during the last three months of the Bush administration, when US economic growth led the industrialized world. Some observers are even beginning to talk about an “American resurgence.” Economic indicators are clear . Unemployment, now at 6.4%, is down sharply — the largest one-month drop in 10 years.…

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