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Commentary, August, 14 1999
Shalom's ZSpace page
In the present dreary political climate, another court decision against affirmative action might not warrant special comment. But a ruling last month by a Federal District judge in Savannah, Georgia, is worth considering if only because it illustr...
Commentary, August, 13 1999
Bronski's ZSpace page
It has become a commonplace that gay people are everywhere. We are everywhere - is even on bumper stickers. We are Martina and Greg, Rupert and Ian, Ellen and Will on Will and Grace.
Commentary, August, 12 1999
Wise's ZSpace page
There is no question so irrelevant as the one to which all or nearly all can respond in like fashion. Thus, asking people their views on child molestation, or whether or not they'd like the schools to be "better" has always seemed absurd: like ask...
Commentary, August, 10 1999
Albert's ZSpace page
About 25 years ago I was at a dinner party with a bunch of leftist economics faculty and grad students, and I posed a hypothetical question to engender some dinner debate. If you had only two choices, I asked, would you open all prison doors and l...
Commentary, August, 09 1999
Gonsalves's ZSpace page
As part of a U.S. State Department special envoy, Tony Lake, former national security adviser to President Clinton, recently met with Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, Eritrean President Isayas Afewerki and Organization of African Unity (OAU)...
Commentary, August, 08 1999
Raptis's ZSpace page
After WWI at the Versailles peace conference, in 1919, an irregular line of nations, north to south from Finland to Albania, with Britain controlling Greece and Turkey, was designated a "cordon sanitaire" to divide Europe into two parts; the capit...
Commentary, August, 07 1999
Shah's ZSpace page
I am not proud, but not ashamed either, to admit I am humbled by hormones. I used to pride myself on being logical: as a philosophy major, I got an A+ in deductive logic in school. But under the powerful effect of estrogens and other biochemicals ...
Commentary, August, 05 1999
Brecher's ZSpace page
A funny thing happened on the way to the New Millenium: the Old Millenium crashed. According to economist Paul Krugman, "Never in the course of economic events -- not even in the early years of the Depression -- has so large a part of the world ec...
Commentary, August, 04 1999
Prashad's ZSpace page
May, 1998. India and then, Pakistan, tested nuclear devices of questionable ferocity to launch themselves as nuclear power States. Both countries made diplomatic bids to join the discriminatory nuclear bargain currently being flogged to the world ...
Commentary, August, 02 1999
Mokhiber's ZSpace page
When Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman wanted to address the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. to rave about the biotech industry and its wonders, he called Gene Grabowski.