Archive for November 1994

Forces strong for status quo

Like millions of other Americans, we used the Thanksgiving holiday to visit family in the Midwest. This year we took Amtrak. The train ride was terrific; the scenery was spectacular. But there was an unanticipated benefit: long conversations with strangers, people from many walks of life, during the 17-hour train ride to Wisconsin and 17…

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Election verdict: Less is better

The tsunami we predicted in this column on Oct. 12 — Republican control of Congress for the first time in 40 years — happened on Nov. 8. However, the majority that carried the election is not, in my judgment, a New Republican Majority — as many Republicans are saving. Rather, it’s a New American Majority…

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Real estate rides into the info age

ANAHEIM, Calif. — “It’s a whole new world.” So rings the theme of the 87th annual meeting and trade exposition of the National Association of Realtors. It’s an apt theme because revolutionary changes hitting every other information-intensive industry are about to hit real estate. Nearly 17,000 people carne here last weekend to participate in business…

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These are days of discontent

As the 1994 election approaches, competitive races Hare beginning to tighten. That usually happens just before Election Day. Reason: Undecided voters make up their minds and potential turncoats who may have flirted with the “other” candidate come back to the party fold. But as partisan preferences shift back and forth, there is an underlying reality…

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