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Articles from Vol. 268, No. 15, April 26

$1 Billion for Conservative Ideas
Last year the Heritage Foundation celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary. For a progressive think tank, a birthday such as this might have been the occasion for a fancy banquet and perhaps a modest fundraising drive. For Heritage, it was an excuse...
Bankers without Borders
This inaugurates a series of commentaries designed to provide alternative ways of thinking about the global economy. -The Editors International economic reform that seeks to constrain the excesses of financial markets is typically driven by fear....
Common Cause
"Giuliani called it politically motivated. I saw it as a moral imperative." Former Mayor David Dinkins was speaking of his arrest in the recent series of protests at New York City's One Police Plaza over the shooting death of Amadou Diallo. "We have...
Crossroads in Kosovo
The dispatch of US Apache helicopters and long-range rockets to the Kosovo border and the accelerating Washington drumbeat for "victory" threatened as we went to press-despite a Serb declaration of a unilateral cease-fire-to inflate the NATO air war...
False History Lessons
Confronted with the inexplicable, policy-makers and pundits alike grope for the apt historical analogy. It's a natural human reaction. And as historians learn from their excavations in the archives, some "historical lessons" approach the mythological....
Identity Politics-NH Style
Across America today, real power over decisions that affect our lives seems more distant than ever. Although the stock market soars in the stratosphere and more and more of us own more and more consumer items, as we end the century there's a widespread...
Letter from New Hampshire
Iremember two things from the time when my wife, Liz, and I first moved from Hoboken, New Jersey, to Claremont, New Hampshire, at the beginning of 1981: the minus-25-degree temperature and my first encounter with the Union Leader. There's no need...
Letters
Wipp Lash Albuquerque Thank you, Karen Charman, for "Block 'Mobile Chernobyl'" [Feb. 8]: Another part of this story must be told-the movement of nuclear waste from military installations to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant site in New Mexico. The...
Parents and Police
David Dinkins, Susan Sarandon and other celebrities got the headlines, submitting to arrest at New York's One Police Plaza to protest the death of unarmed Amadou Diallo at the hands of the NYPD's Street Crimes Unit. But it is families of police victims,...
Racial Digital Divide
Record numbers of students are going online, according to UCLA's annual survey of college freshmen released this past January. But this new battery of Internet statistics-the latest in a field updated as rapidly as software-confirms that a digital...
Rebellion at Pacifica
One in five people in America lives within reach of the FM frequencies of the Pacifica radio network, which consists of stations in Berkeley, Los Angeles, New York, Washington and Houston. Indeed, the Los Angeles station, KPFK, has the strongest signal...
Running on Empty: The Truth about George W. Bush's 'Compassionate Conservatism'
"You tell me what he's done," the vice president of the Waxahachie branch of the NAACP said to me when Governor George W. Bush dropped in last month at a Capitol lawn luncheon organized by the Texas House Black Caucus. "What's he done for black folks...
The Case against Inaction
Sadly, some on the left are angrier about NATO's bombing than they are about the Serbian forces' atrocities, even though Milosevic's men have killed more in one Kosovan village than have all the airstrikes. Those who want an immediate NATO cease-fire...
The End of Humanism
THE MATRIX Like a guest at a potlatch, laughing to see his host's worldly goods go up in flames, I roared at The Matrix-roared and at the same time was humbled, knowing Warner Bros. had such magnificence to burn. What I witnessed was not a movie...