Commentaries

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Top Down Reform Recipe for Trouble

The work of the President’s Task Force on National Health Care Reform is quickly moving to the front burner and controversy is growing — both on the substance of the plan and on the process by which it is being assembled. Process objections are many. But the main issue is accountability — beginning with President…

American outback on the rebound

Population growth in America’s small towns and rural places — what the demographers call “non-metropolitan” areas — has been “widespread and substantial . . . at the fastest rate in more than 20 years,” according to Loyola University demographer Ken Johnson. Brad Edmonson, writing in the September 1997 issue ofAmerican Demographics¬†says that “Old and young…

L.A. vote shows Clinton constituency collapsing

Taxes up. Violence up. Out-of-control school bureaucracies. Excuses by people in high places for uncivilized behavior. Intrusive government. Plummeting property values. What does it all add up to? The takeover of America’s largest city, Los Angeles, by Richard Riordan, a white, conservative Republican male — the antithesis of political correctness in the world’s most multicultural…