Commentaries

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No revolution won without pain

Is Speaker Gingrich being unreasonable in the budget debate? Should the Republicans be more compromising? The answer, in my view, is a resounding “No!” It is important for the Republicans to stand firm because the current debate is about new choices, not variations on the theme of more government, more taxes and more spending. The…

The coming global boom

The idea is spreading that we are on the edge of another major global expansion. This is the view of a minority, but it’s a growing minority. It includes highly respected economists, business leaders and other observers who refuse to get mired in short-term debates about when the next recession will come. Victor Kiam, the…

Western issues loom over East

As the Clinton administration begins to focus on the domestic agenda, Western issues loom large — in part because the West is experiencing major changes. These changes include rapid urbanization (most of the states of the West are among the nation’s most urbanized, measured by the percentage of people living in communities over 15,000) and…