Commentaries

April 9th, 1996
National media practices and the conduct of journalists are in the limelight again. Example: A new study by the non-profit Center for Media and Public Affairs shows that the... read more
March 26th, 1996
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California's "comeback economy" has been getting a lot of ink. But terms like "comeback" and "recovery" are grossly misleading. Examples: California's construction industry... read more
February 1st, 1996
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Republican presidential aspirant Lamar Alexander was in Denver this week, another in a string of visits to important post-New Hampshire Republican primary states.  With the... read more
January 26th, 1996
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... read more
January 9th, 1996
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The American people will choose a president this year. They may re-elect William Jefferson Clinton or select a new president. Whatever happens between now and Election Day on... read more
January 6th, 1996
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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... read more
December 28th, 1995
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Reporting and commentary on the budget standoff between the Republican-controlled Congress and President Clinton have been interesting to watch -- in the sense that it is... read more
December 21st, 1995
Three years ago, while standing in line to pay for Christmas decorations at a local nursery, a book calledChristmas in My Heart: A Treasury of Old-Fashioned Christmas Stories... read more
December 1st, 1995
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SYDNEY, Australia -- Viewed from the U.S. or Europe the rapidly growing economies of the Asian Rim are attractive but often bewildering markets.  Asia-Pacific markets are... read more
November 15th, 1995
Thanksgiving time is here again. Thanksgiving is important because, along with Christmas, it's a holiday when families come together. That's important because family... read more
October 24th, 1995
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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... read more
October 10th, 1995
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... read more
September 25th, 1995
The Windows 95 hoopla included a lot of media attention on Microsoft founders Bill Gates (net worth $13.5 billion) and Paul Allen ($6 billion) and how the software products... read more
September 15th, 1995
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For the past month the nation has been commemorating the 75th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, passed in 1920, granting women the right to vote. Since that time, the status... read more
September 12th, 1995
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"The rich get richer. The poor get poorer. Personal incomes are stagnant. The American Dream is dead."  This is now the mantra of Democratic leadership in Congress and the... read more
August 8th, 1995
Hiroshima and Nagasaki are in the news, and for good reason: They mark the first use of nuclear weapons -- to bring an end to World War II -- and the dawn of the nuclear age... read more
July 18th, 1995
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As the U.S. House of Representatives begins hearings on "what happened in Waco", hypocrisy is thick in the Washington air -- not unlike the smoke over the Branch Davidian... read more
May 16th, 1995
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Seven presidential hopefuls lined up in Denver on Saturday night to win the hearts and minds of Colorado's GOP activists. Here we are, eight months before the first primary... read more
May 16th, 1995
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Seven presidential hopefuls lined up in Denver on Saturday night to win the hearts and minds of Colorado's GOP activists. Here we are, eight months before the first primary... read more
May 5th, 1995
Bill Clinton was at his presidential best in the hours immediately following the tragic bombing in Oklahoma City, as he expressed the sympathy of the nation and pledged to... read more

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It’s better to wear out than rust out.”  That is the message of Reboot!  While American culture glamorizes the “Golden Years” of endless leisure and amusement, Phil Burgess rejects retirement, as he makes the case for returning to work in the post-career years, a time he calls later life.

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