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Articles from Vol. 11, No. 16, April 24

America Will Pay for Syrian Peace
It has become a fixture in American diplomacy: When the going gets tough, try to buy the tough off. No matter the cause - whether it is an attempt to modify the Kremlin's behavior, a "denuclearization" accord with North Korea or "breakthroughs" in negotiations...
Broadway's Playing or Possum, or Is the Theater Really Dead?
Maybe Neil Simon, maybe David Mamet. But Terrence McNally? His Love! Valour! Compassion! is the drama on every theater insider's lips, though it is playing to 75 percent of capacity on Broadway. Tony Kushner? His Tony-winning epic, Angels in America,...
China's Rapid Military Rise Threatens U.S
There is a ruthless giant emerging in the East that we appease at our Town peril. The rapid rise of communist China as a nuclear and conventional superpower nurtured by Western capital and technology, allied with radical Islam and willing to use aggression...
Feds and Smokers Fume over the Right to Inhale
The billion-dollar tobacco industry has taken some tough hits recently from Congress and the medical community, among others. But would smoking prohibitions really be good for the country's health? In February, Cindy Gilmer flew from Starkville, Miss.,...
First Lady's Role: Be Seen, but Not Heard, on Policy Issues
Hillary Rodham Clinton is the "transitional" first lady. That's the if conventional wisdom. But transitional to what? The wives lining up with their husbands for the race to the White House are learning from Hillary's on-the-job experience. They want...
Gas Is Greener, but Smog Safer; Americans Are Complaining about Reformulated Gasoline, Claiming the Cleaner-Burning Fuel Makes Them Ill, Costs More and Reduces Engine Performance
Americans are complaining about reformulated gasoline, claiming the cleaner-burning fuel makes them ill, costs more and reduces engine performance. Thousands of Americans are complaining about new reformulated gasoline, or RFG, an oxygen-rich automotive...
Juries and Justice: Is the System Obsolete? the Sixth Amendment Guarantees the Right to a Trial by an Impartial Jury. but This Brave New World of Court TV, Professional Jury Consultants, Complex Technical Evidence and Racial Tension, the Jury System May Not Be Up to the Job
The Sixth Amendment guarantees the right to a trial by an impartial jury. But in this above new world of Court TV, professional jury consultants, complex technical evidence and racial tension, the jury system may not be up to the job. The murder trial...
Moscow, like Kiev, Should Compromise
It is a sad commentary on the state of democracy in Russia that President Boris Yeltsin's attempt to force Chechens at gunpoint to remain under Russian occupation is applauded most loudly by none other than virulent anti-Western parliamentarian Vladimir...
No: Men Continue to Discriminate
Will Americans continue to be active in fighting discrimination and bias? That is the heart of the debate over affirmative action. Our workforce remains overwhelmingly segregated: Most low-paying jobs are filled by women and people of color; most high-paying...
Question: Is It Time to End Affirmative Action for Women? Yes: Women Don't Need Extra Help
You've come a long way, baby! In just a few decades, we have seen women stride into the workplace in record numbers, taking their place alongside men as construction workers and computer analysts, physicians I 1- and politicians. And, with an initiative...
Students at Penn Tussle Again over the Issue of Free Speech
Allowing that "not everyone in this room agrees with the First Amendment - in fact, some of us think that free speech is a bad thing," the Student Activities Committee at the University of Pennsylvania voted in January to deny funding "forever" to a...
Tasmania, with Tea and Scones: The Australian Island 'Down under Down Under' Is One of the World's Best-Kept Vacation Secrets
The Australian island `down under down under' is one of the world's best-kept vacation secrets. While Tasmania is well-known as the habitat of the famous cartoon devil, this hilly Australian island just south of Melbourne has much more to offer. Its...
Will GOP Budgetary Science Reduce Research to Ruins? as Congressional Republicans Seek Ways to Cut Spending, Funding for Science Faces an Uncertain Future. No One Opposes Research and Development, but Lawmakers Differ of the Government's Role
As congressional Republicans seek ways to cut spending, funding for science faces an uncertain future. No one opposes research and development, but lawmakers differ on the government's role. No one is calling for the abolition of scientific funding...
With Sticker Prices of $250,000, Electric Cars Are Luxury Items; Federal and State Clean-Air Acts Could Make Zero-Emission Vehicles, or Electric Cars, Fairly Common by the Turn of the Century - If Automakers Can Overcome Technical Glitches and Lower Their Costs
Federal and state clean-air acts could make zero-emission vehicles, or electric cars, fairly common by the turn of the century - if automakers can overcome technical glitches and lower their costs. The electric car, hardly a common sight on the nation's...
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