Chronicles Magazine Politics

Under Western Lies

One hot evening at the end of August I was walking up South Michigan Avenue with an Irish-American linguist on the way to eat in a German-American restaurant.

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  • VIEWS

    Back From the Brink

    During President Clinton's November 9, 1994, news conference, the White House press core dropped its usual pose of "objective, tough reporting" and adopted more of a "what's next, boss?" bleat.

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  • VIEWS

    Uncivil Liberties

    The United States Commission on Civil Rights has degenerated into an appendage of the Clinton reelection campaign through its attempt to stop, through intimidation, the petition drive in Florida to clamp down on illegal immigration; at stake are...

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  • REVIEWS

    Post Mortem

    In Senate hearings in 1991, General Al Gray, the Marine Gorps Commandant, was asked to describe the role of the Goldwater-Nichols Act of 1987 mandating "jointness," or the operational integration of the Armed Forces, in the Persian Gulf War. He...

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  • REVIEWS

    Doll Studies

    In 1954, the Supreme Court held in Brown v. Board of Education that the state-sponsored segregation of children in public schools was a violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment, and thus unconstitutional.

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  • Cultural Revolutions

    Power for Sale

    Ross Perot has thrown his hat into the ring, or at least halfway into the ring, since the billionaire has only promised to use his wealth and fundraising abilities to start a party which may or may not put him at the head of the ticket.

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