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War abroad, war at home

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WHILE AMERICAN FORCES BOMB YUGOSLAVIA with the announced intention of stopping one form of slaughter, gunfire comes to yet another public school in which more than a dozen have been slaughtered and others, critically wounded, remain in peril.After Paducah, Ky., ...
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Surrendering our civilization

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THE LATE BISHOP FULTON J. SHEEN once preached a sermon in which he said, "However much we gain by what we call the advance in civilization, something has to be surrendered .... The empty soul which feels its emptiness seeks ...
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Jeb Bush chooses to save kids, not institutions

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ON HEARING THAT THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE had passed and Gov. Jeb Bush intended to sign the nation's first statewide school choice law, the president of Florida chapters of the National Association for theAdvancement of Colored People, Leon Russell, said: "We won't ...
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Israel's high-stakes election

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ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU predicts that if the opposition Labor Party wins the May 17 elections, "it will endanger Israel and cause war.''Responding by e-mail to a list of questions, Netanyahu told me: "That the Palestinians have no intention ...
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OAF-ish behavior explains U.S. mistakes

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THE MILITARY AIR FORCES assembled to bomb Yugoslavia are known as Operation Allied Force, acronym OAF, or oaf. An oaf is defined as: "Originally, an elf's child; a changeling left by fairies or goblins; hence, a deformed or foolish child; ...
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Questions for Gov. Bush and the others

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PERHAPS THE STRATEGY of elected Republicans to avoid criticizing the Clinton administration's foreign and domestic policies and instead allowing the president to destroy himself is working for now. But very soon Republicans will be demagogued again by this morally and ...
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It takes a leader

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NEWT GINGRICH RETURNED TO WASHINGTON, D.C., last week for his "first serious policy speech,'' as he called it, since quitting as Speaker. It was delivered to the Republican Women Leaders Forum. A speech like this hasn't been heard since ... ...
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Barak is not Israel's savior

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THE ELECTION OF EHUD BARAK as Israel's new prime minister changes nothing: the terms of the Jewish state's surrender and the methods that will be used used to annihilate it remain the same. From the Clinton White House, to State ...
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'A turning point for our country'

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AFTER CASTING THE TIE-BREAKING Senate vote on a bill that would add new restrictions on gun sales, Vice President Al Gore proclaimed the measure "a turning point for our country.'' The bill isn't a turning point, but the school shootings ...
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The Cox Committee Report

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HOW BAD IS THE DAMAGE caused to America's defenses by "the largest espionage success against the United States since the Soviet Union in the 1940s,'' in the words of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich? It was Gingrich who launched the ...
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