Commentaries

February 2nd, 1993
After running on a platform to get the economy moving again, the Clinton administration came out of the gates with a social agenda (abortion and gay rights) and an agenda for... read more
December 15th, 1992
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Despite a decade of demonstration programs, mandates and reforms, Public school test scores keep declining, costs keep going up, and the education establishment absorbs all... read more
November 10th, 1992
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The election is over. But cynics and skeptics are already taking aim.  Clinton's agenda, they say, will be captured by the tax and spend leadership of the Democrat Congress... read more
November 3rd, 1992
Expensive (more than $235 million spent by the major candidates alone). Disgusting ("knock" campaign advertising continues to dominate airwaves). Shameful (for the world's... read more
November 3rd, 1992
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Expensive (more than $235 million spent by the major candidates alone). Disgusting ("knock" campaign advertising continues to dominate airwaves). Shameful (for the world's... read more
October 27th, 1992
High drama, comedy and dark humor seem to be driving public discussion of the public school amendments ‹ both the "tax now/reform later" proposal (Amendment 6) and the... read more
October 20th, 1992
In this lamentable presidential campaign, there is scant attention to international issues. Yet for the U.S. - the world's largest trading nation and the world's only... read more
October 20th, 1992
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In this lamentable presidential campaign, there is scant attention to international issues. Yet for the U.S. - the world's largest trading nation and the world's only... read more
October 12th, 1992
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No issue on the Nov. 3 ballot is more important for Colorado's future than Amendment 7 to create vouchers for school choice. Reason: Public schools are in trouble. They are... read more
October 6th, 1992
October 12 is Columbus Day, and this year we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the landing of Columbus in the islands of the Western Hemisphere.  The state of Colorado, in... read more
October 6th, 1992
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October 12 is Columbus Day, and this year we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the landing of Columbus in the islands of the Western Hemisphere.  The state of Colorado, in... read more
September 29th, 1992
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Colorado, long a bellwether state for public policy innovation, is again at center stage. This time it's education: Colorado is the nation's second state to permit its... read more
September 15th, 1992
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"Lone Eagles" is our name for a growing group of freelance professionals who are abandoning life in large cities and their positions in the 9-to-5 world (usually in large... read more
August 4th, 1992
The appeal and spread of American culture ‹American TV programs (including news and entertainment, movies, music, paperbacks, videocassettes, CDs, fast food and fashions ‹ is... read more
July 9th, 1992
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San Francisco -- California's economy is not only recovering, it is reinventing itself. That's a major punchline of a new study by the Center for the New West. According to... read more
July 7th, 1992
A few weeks back I participated in a conversation where a big name business leader held forth about how the Japanese had "taken over" the U.S. auto industry. Heads nodded in... read more
June 30th, 1992
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Bill Clinton says we need a national "economic strategy" to revitalize the U.S. economy. Ross Perot speaks with admiration of the "coordinated" way the Japanese seem to run... read more
June 23rd, 1992
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At the recent Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, President Bush and the U.S. government were said to be "isolated," "out of sync," with the world community, "out of step... read more
June 16th, 1992
Changes in how people live and work are a major characteristic of the New Economy.  According to Dunn and Bradstreet, there are about 20 million business enterprises in the U... read more
June 5th, 1992
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Last week speaking at the NAACP convention in Nashville, presidential hopefuls Bill Clinton and Ross Perot addressed economic policy and problems with the national economy.... read more

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