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Articles from Vol. 12, No. 2, January 15

All aboard for the Marrakech Express: Morocco Was the First to Recognize America's Independence, and U.S. Tourists Won't Be Disappointed by a Visit to an Old Friend
Morocco was the first to recognize America's independence, and U.S. tourists won't be disappointed by a visit to an old friend. The journey from New York to Casablanca is only six-and-a-half Thours, but be prepared to enter a different world. Those...
Are Banks and Retailers Giving Credit Where Credit Isn't Due
Consumers get the hard sell from credit-card companies, which continuously invent ways to parlay the plastic. But those who push their debt to the limit find there's no pot of gold in their gold cards. I'll get this," Cathy said to her dinner date....
A Taxing '95 Won't Slow '96 Returns
The Republican revolution is in full swing in D.C. Next on the GOP agenda: A national flat tax and deregulation of state and regional banks. For most Americans the onset of the new year is a time for renewal and reflection--a chance to look over the...
Black like Me Vicious like Me: A White Lie
New York Times reporter Fox Butterfield has written a book entitled All God's Children: The Bosket Family and the American tradition of Violence. The book is a case study of Willie Bosket, a vicious murderer who by age 9 had set a man on fire. A self-described...
Boomers Set Twilight Trends
During the next decades, 75 million baby boomers will swell the ranks of the over-50 population -- and redefine the meaning of Modern Maturity. Don't look for knitting grandmas or nodding grandpas on the cover of Modern Maturity, the magazine of the...
Bosnia Policy Shakes Congress
Sensing a turn from internationalism toward introspection, Congress found ways to avoid responsibility for Clinton's Bosnia adventure. It was one of President Clinton's political heroes, a former representative and senator named John F. Kennedy, who...
Chill on the Hill
At the halfway point of the 104th Congress, Republicans and Democrats are making it clear that they don't like each other. With one year down and one to go, partisans offer sharply divergent views of their accomplishments, agendas and the likely effect...
Divine Spark Lights Future
Jews are no strangers to tragedy. Tragedy fell upon them on more when Yitzhak R prime minister of Israel, was slain by a Jewish assassin, further drenching the Wailing Wall with the tears of mourners. Shimon Peres, the new prime minister, expressed his...
Dole: Looking beyond the Senate
Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole of Kansas is, of course, the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination. He is carrying a tremendous load as leader of the Senate and this is compounded by the intensity of the political campaign. Dole addressed...
Gingrich Bogeyman Fails to Faze California Voters
Republican Tom Campbell's landslide victory in a special election last month to fill a vacant House seat from California suggests that House Speaker Newt Gingrich is not nearly as juicy a target as President Clinton was in 1994, Republicans say. Democrats...
Issues from 1995 Bog Senate Agenda
Republicans hope to complete legislation before presidential paralysis sets in; Democrats think they've mastered minority guerrilla tactics. The transformation of Capitol Hill from a fount of government largesse to the nerve center of American conservatism...
Journalists Perpetuate the Lore of Liberal Republican Senators
Reporters are adding to the endangered-species list a most adaptable creature, the moderate Republican senator. In the Age of Newt, the wave of liberal Senate retirements has turned journalists into a regular Sierra Club of preservationists, bemoaning...
O.J. Prosecutor's Feminist Folly
Prosecutor Marcia Clark is poised on the threshold of renewed celebrity. Sure, she's been in the tabloids on and off for 18 months, but now she reportedly fends off $4 million book deals and has had to deny formally that she is dating fellow prosecutor...
Power Play Likely in Newt's Domain
Committee chairmen bypassed by Gingrich task forces may bid for renewed clout as the speaker fends off attacks on his ethics and personality. During the disciplined and carefully managed first session of the 104th Congress, House Speaker Newt Gingrich...
Q: Is Congress Turning the Internet into an Inforamtion Toll Road?
Yes: The Senate would whack away at `fair use' of electronic documents needed for news and education. What if the ground rules for the information society were written and no one noticed? What if they were bad? Given the current frenzy about the Internet,...
Researchers Find New Uses for Flexible Superconductors
Step by step, researchers are mastering the remarkable ceramic materials that conduct electricity with no resistance -- ushering in a new era in the energy and electronics industries. The discovery of high critical-temperature superconductors in the...
Social Policy Next after the Budget
No one on Capitol Hill has given much thought to the culture wars lately, but welfare reform, health care and jobs Will be issues again in 1996. According to conservative social critic Ben Wattenberg, conservatives "have to put up or shut up" when it...
The Play's the Thing, on Stage or Screen
Actors are jumping at the chance to bring Shakespeare to the big screen, in both shortened and uncut, three-and-a-half-hour versions of the plays. I pretty much jumped in," says Laurence Fishburne, recalling the circumstances that led to his costarring...
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