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Archive for October 1995

States hoping to restore order

The concept of federalism is one of the major and original contributions of Americans — both to political theory and to the practice of government. But federalism is not working in America. State and local governments are increasingly viewed as administrative agents of an overreaching federal government. As Nebraska Gov. Ben Nelson said this week,…

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Race relations are now on trial

Should defense attorney Johnnie Cochran have played the “race card” in winning the acquittal of O.J. Simpson? Did O.J. literally get away with murder? These kinds of questions suggest that national media mavens seem, once again, to have missed the story, and the implications are far-reaching and ominous. One is the rise of black racism.…

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