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VISIT NEWS AND COMMENTARY - 2001
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REALITY CHECK ON DEMOCRACY
November 11, 2002
WAR ON THE INITIATIVE (War against democracy)
Wall Street Journal
November 1, 2002
THREAT FROM IRAQ
November 7, 2002
THE BELTWAY SNIPERS
The following published letters regarding the Beltway snipers were written by the founder, Daniel B. Jeffs:
November 11, 2002 issue
From DANE WATERS
The Initiative and Referendum Institute
October 24, 2002
THE CLINTON PAPER CHASE
By Charles Krauthammer
October 25, 2002
Liberal Democracy vs. Transnational Progressivism
The Future of the Ideological Civil War Within the West
by John Fonte
October 26, 2001
An Iraqi Defector Tells of Work on at Least 20 Hidden Weapons Sites
New York Times
December 20, 2001
U.S. Says Hussein Intensifies Quest for A-Bomb Parts
By Michael R. Gordon and Judith Miller
September 8, 2002
Are Politics at Play in Michigan?
FROM THE INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM INSTITUTE
September 5, 2002
Democracy In America
It Was An Interesting Experiment
By Fred Reed - August 12, 2002
How stable, one may wonder, is the United States?
Now It's Time for Government Reform
by Chris Edwards - August 2002
Now that the federal government has cracked down on corporate financial mischief, it should turn attention to its own accounts.
POLYGRAPH CONGRESS? ABSOLUTELY!
August 4, 2002
It is understandable why there are many who believe members of Congress should not be required to take lie detector tests regarding national security leaks to the press simply because lying, cheating,
In Capitol, Last Names Link Some Leaders and Lobbyists
August 4, 2002
WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 - With a pierced tongue, a goatee and previous employment as the owner of a record store and label called Seven Dead Arson, the young man is not a typical buttoned-down Washington lobbyist. But Joshua Hastert, 27, does have something increasingly common in lobbying circles - family ties to a Congressional leader.
IRS REVEALS SMOKING GUN
July 29, 2002
The mystery surrounding Internal Revenue Service tax audits against critics of President Bill Clinton during his administration has been cracked. A smoking gun has just been released by the IRS.
DOMINANT CULTURE OF THE LEFT
IS TANTAMOUNT TO TYRANNY
July 26, 2002
Where is all the selfishness, greed and lack of morals coming from? It's simple. Aggressive social and economic elements of the Me Generation, which includes those who grew up to be the corporate and political extremists of today.
JUSTICE FOR JOHN WALKER LINDH?
Washington Post - July 20, 2002; Page A-20
(Published as the lead letter of six)
LINDH'S PARENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE
John Walker Lindh is certainly paying a heavy price for committing foolish, misguided crimes against his country.
GOVERNMENT COOKS BOOKS WORSE THAN CORPORATIONS
July 16, 2002
I am outraged at the selfish interests of corporate greed and Wall Street incompetence that caused innocent people to lose nearly all of their investments, not to mention the crushing losses to their pension funds.
THE LAST THINGS WE NEED ARE
POLITICAL FEAR MERCHANTS
AND INFLAMMATORY MEDIA
July 14, 2002
In this age of "in-your-face" confrontational politics, bitterly-debated issues, infinite corporate corruption and media-driven chaos, it is painfully clear that American society is turning into little more than a conglomerate of fractured cultures and shallow factions.
A Whistle That Can Pierce the Glass Ceiling
Are Women More Likely To Warn of Problems?
By Paul Farhi
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, July 6, 2002; Page C01
Whistle-blowers, the lot of them. All three women took extraordinary personal risks to warn about misfeasance, incompetence and dysfunction within their organizations. Latter-day Cassandras, you might say.
WOMEN ARE SUPERIOR TO MEN
Just ask a feminist
Paul Farhi's article on the values and virtues of female whistle-blowers is little more than piling on to what has become the tedious male-bashing mantra of the feminist movement in the bitter tradition of Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinhem.
TYRANNICAL TOBACCO TAXERS
No better than Enron and WorldCom crooks
Enron and WorldCom executives are petty crooks compared to hypocritical state governments (like New York and California) who are lapping up billions of dollars in tobacco settlement money
FINGERPOINTERS SHOULD LOOK IN THE MIRROR
Published in the Los Angeles Times - July 6, 2002
Most who are playing political blame games over the flood of corporate fraud and Wall Street corruption have no moral ground to stand on, simply because it was all but lost by the social erosion of the "me generation."
VICTORY FOR SCHOOL CHOICE
Institute for Justice press release: June 27, 2002
Washington, D.C.-Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its most important educational decision since Brown v. Board of Education, upholding the constitutionality of Cleveland's school choice program.
SUPREME COURT'S SUPPORT OF VOUCHERS
GOOD FIRST STEP
Heartfelt thanks is in order to those at the Institute for Justice who worked so diligently to bring the Cleveland school voucher case to the Supreme Court and then to win it.
CARELESS COLORADO FIRE STARTER:
Another indictment of our deeply troubled times
Published in USA Today - June 21, 2002
U.S. Forest Service worker Terry Barton's blatantly destructive actions should serve as yet another wake-up call to America's cultural decline into a superficial society of "victimology," selfish interests and extremes.
FAILED PUBLIC EDUCATION: HOW AND WHY IT HAPPENED
June 5, 2002
Recently, the editorial page editor of my local California newspaper rightly advocated an opinion that, ..."school vouchers are not only a good idea, but could be the saving of America's educational system."
By George F. Will
Sunday, June 2, 2002; Page B07
Americans are not losing their minds, but they are afraid of using their minds.
GOVERNMENT'S DERELICTION OF DUTY
June 1, 2002
It is sad to see that it took the horrific September 11, 2001 attack on America to focus real attention, a sense of urgency and long overdue demands for overhauling the "homeland" security of the United States.
JANET RENO CREATED FBI PARANOIA
May 28, 2002
The national swell of doubt and hostility toward the current FBI administration for mishandling pre-9/11 potential terrorist investigations and, for that matter, toward the Department of Justice, is misdirected.
TERRORISM AMERICAN STYLE
May 25, 2002
The horrific attack on America happened less than 9 months ago, and as we honor those who lost their lives in war to keep us free on this Memorial Day weekend
BILL CLINTON: A FRAUD ON NBC? May 5, 2002
Published in the Daily Press - May 23, 2002
Though Bill Clinton defenders are simply victims of political hucksters, indoctrination by the education establishment and over-exposure to biased news media, they certainly have the right to express their views.
NO TIME FOR POLITICAL SNIPING AND NEWS MEDIA NAGS
May 19, 2002
The barrage of media-driven political attacks against President Bush for failing to disclose pre-9/11 hijack warnings should serve as a national security indictment of the relentless two-party political adversary system,
HILLARY CLINTON IN NO POSITION TO CRITICIZE
May 12, 2002
It was simply unconscionable for the Junior Senator form New York to audaciously stand up in the Senate and lie about not being one of the "second-guessers" when her answer-seeking pursuits are focused more on seeking the presidency than representing her constituents.
CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM OR
THE BETRAYAL OF DEMOCRACY?
The Direct Democracy Solution:
Congress passed the so-called 'landmark' overhaul of campaign finance laws. Senators Russ Feingold and John McCain are savoring the success of their namesake legislation. President Bush quietly signed it into law. And Republican Senator Mitch McConnell is mustering his high-powered legal team to vigorously assert First Amendment violations of the legislation, while Democratic Party Chairman Terry McAuliffe is busy devising ways to get around it.
STATE OF THE UNION -
April 25, 2002
America is steeped in uncertainty with a society that is replete with media-driven social, political and legal aggression, racial, ethnic and gender divisiveness, corporate dishonesty and irresponsibility, economic chaos and stock market madness,
MTBE AND ETHANOL: BAD DEALS -
April 23, 2001
With the Middle East crisis threatening to drive-up the cost of oil and gas even further, consumers should not overlook the underlying costs of the MTBE and ethanol gasoline additive fiasco.
WHO REALLY OWNS THE FEDERAL RESERVE?
April 20, 2002
The following is a conversation with Mr. Ron Supinski of the Public Information Department of the San Francisco, Federal Reserve Bank. This is an account of that conversation reconstructed to the best of my ability from notes taken during the conversation on October 8, 1992.
The Scourge of Our Times:
April 20, 2002
Does anyone know the origins of Political Correctness? Who
originally developed it and what was its purpose?
I looked it up. It was developed at the Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt, Germany,
THE LATEST FROM THE INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM INSTITUTE:
April 19, 2002
1) Washington, DC - [A federal judge in Washington yesterday overturned a law prohibiting D.C. residents from circulating or voting on a ballot initiative to legalize marijuana for medical purposes, clearing the way for the measure to be put on the ballot
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