Commentaries

June 23rd, 1993
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The western region of the United States is uniquely positioned to lead a 21st century global revolution in biotechnology. Biotech innovation will drive economic growth. It... read more
June 22nd, 1993
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The bankruptcy of ideas among America's urban leaders is on full view this week as the U.S. Conference of Mayors meets in New York City. The message big city mayors have... read more
June 22nd, 1993
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The bankruptcy of ideas among America's urban leaders is on full view this week as the U.S. Conference of Mayors meets in New York City. The message big city mayors have... read more
June 15th, 1993
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Taxes up. Violence up. Out-of-control school bureaucracies. Excuses by people in high places for uncivilized behavior. Intrusive government. Plummeting property values.  What... read more
June 1st, 1993
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Watching the news unfold over the past week, I was reminded of a friend's comment on the evening of February 17, following Bill Clinton's first State of the Union Address. My... read more
May 23rd, 1993
Bozeman, Mont.--- Sit, fight or run. These are your options if you live in a state racked by the changes in America's New Economy.  For example, demographic change is causing... read more
May 11th, 1993
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The travel and tourism industry is big business. It is also the nation's primary source of foreign exchange earnings -- more than $64 billion last year -- considerably more... read more
May 8th, 1993
Like May 25, 1961, when President John F. Kennedy laid out his vision of sending an American to the moon and bringing him back again, May 17, 1993, will be a major milestone... read more
April 18th, 1993
Amid increasing concern about growth, pollution and gridlock in many cities and towns in the Sunbelt and Mountain West, some people see advanced telecomputing technologies as... read more
April 13th, 1993
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Every morning at 6:00 am I wake up to the mellifluous tones of National Public Radio's Bob Edwards reading the morning headlines. Last week, Edwards opened my day with "... read more
April 6th, 1993
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Even though the President's Task Force on National Health Care Reform has been in business since January 25, it looks like the wheels are coming off -- and it has not yet... read more
March 30th, 1993
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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... read more
March 23rd, 1993
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Clinton's healthcare reform plan -- some form of "managed competition" -- now looks like it will be released the first week in May. That's when the real politics begin. The... read more
March 16th, 1993
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Under the current employment-based health insurance system, 65% of Americans under 65 obtain health insurance through their jobs. Another 18% are enrolled in other plans --... read more
March 9th, 1993
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Healthcare is now on the front burner. How this issue is managed could well determine the fate of the President's economic plan and perhaps his presidency. Putting Hillary... read more
March 2nd, 1993
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As Congress and the public look under the hood of the Clinton economic plan, they're finding a clunker. Despite initial public optimism about the plan, the University of... read more
February 23rd, 1993
Imagine a headline proclaiming, "Clinton proposes 98% tax on computers made in the Silicon Valley." The subhead reads: "Computers made in Indiana to be taxed 29%."  People... read more
February 16th, 1993
Watching journalists on the weekend news interview shows, I was startled by the confidence -- no, the joy -- they seem to have in activist government and their warm feelings... read more
February 16th, 1993
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Watching journalists on the weekend news interview shows, I was startled by the confidence -- no, the joy -- they seem to have in activist government and their warm feelings... read more
February 9th, 1993
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As the Clinton Administration assembles its economic package for the President's state of the union address on February 17, it's clear the package will include new taxes.... read more

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