Commentaries

April 25th, 1995
CASPER, Wyo. -- Sixty years ago, Mississippi governor Hugh White established a program called Balance Agriculture with Industry. Purpose: To couple Mississippi's low taxes,... read more
April 25th, 1995
Various descriptions are used to characterize the major changes sweeping the United States and the world: revolution, a new civilization, the third Wave, the new Information... read more
April 16th, 1995
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Yesterday was tax day for millions of Americans -- as they filed their federal income tax returns. According to IRS estimates, individuals spend about 1.7 billion hours on... read more
April 11th, 1995
MEXICO CITY -- This is my first visit to Mexico since last December's economic crisis, marked by the collapse of the peso. At first glance, everything seems the same: Traffic... read more
March 15th, 1995
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Not only is technology changing the way we live, work, play, learn and move around, we are also rapidly changing the way we use technology.  For example, people are now using... read more
March 7th, 1995
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For a long time -- since World War II -- the West and South have been America's most rapidly growing regions. During the 1980s, more than 75% of the nation's population... read more
March 7th, 1995
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U.S. Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell's defection is more than just another seat on the Republican side of the aisle. It is another indicator of the increasing isolation and... read more
February 21st, 1995
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Last week, welfare reform proponent Rep. Clay Shaw (R-Fla.) said, "You repeat the big lie enough times and people will believe it." He was referring, of course, to the... read more
February 21st, 1995
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ASPEN -- It was a bright, sunny day with 60 inches of new powder on the surrounding ski slopes. Yet, despite ideal skiing conditions, both residents and tourists -- some... read more
February 14th, 1995
The botched effort of the Clinton administration to intervene in the baseball strike is another example of the intrusive and overbearing culture of Washington -- and another... read more
February 7th, 1995
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You would think the last election would have sent a clear message to members of Congress, on both sides of the aisle: The New American Majority wants a smaller, cheaper, less... read more
January 17th, 1995
More than 300 Colorado Republican activists met here last weekend for their annual "leadership conference." The agenda: To examine the implications of the new Republican... read more
January 10th, 1995
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The U.S. government has run up more than $4 trillion in debt. About $1 trillion was accumulated during the nation's first 200 years, the rest since 1980.  Despite the Clinton... read more
December 13th, 1994
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Media mavens and Washington-based mandarins have taken to describing Speaker of the House-elect Newt Gingrich as "reckless" and "out-of-control." They would have us believe... read more
November 29th, 1994
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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... read more
November 14th, 1994
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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... read more
November 11th, 1994
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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... read more
November 4th, 1994
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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... read more
October 12th, 1994
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The more things change, the more they stay the same. Consider this: "Our fathers knew, when they made the government, that the laws and institutions which were well adapted... read more
October 12th, 1994
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Clinton "undertow." That's the label used by most Washington, D.C.-based political analysts to explain expected Democratic losses in the Congressional elections next month. ... read more

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