Behind the Headlines 1997 Commentaries

Behind the Headlines Commentaries INDEX

January 5, 1997

Union Wages War On Small Business
Prescribing Ritalin For Misbehavior
“Anti-Terrorists” Pose Threat Too!         

January 12, 1997

Capitalists Should Crow, Not Cower
Foundations Are Buying Legislation
Ford Foundation Funds Its Flunkies

January 19, 1997

In America, Breaking Up Is Easy To Do
Working Women Eschew Victimhood
Senselessness Of Defenselessness      

January 26, 1997

Pay No Attention To This Warning!
EPA’s Halloween Memo Is A Scream!
Fallacy & Folly Of Fool-Proofing

February 2, 1997

Privatization Is Good For Taxpayers
Middle Class Is Hooked on Handouts
HUD Wages War on Neighborhoods     

February 9, 1997

Congress Should Judge the Judges
Anthony Lake Is Wrong Man for Job
Media Refused to Accept Hiss’s Guilt

February 16, 1997

This Century’s Greatest President
Reagan Rescued Us From Defeatism
Al Gore Theme: “If I Had A Hammer”     

February 23, 1997

Offering a Choice in Tax Assessment
Pols Favor False “Privatization”
Pull The Plug On Electric Monopoly!

 March 2, 1997

Russians Plan To Circumvent Treaty
Weapons Treaty Is Seriously Flawed
1996 Books Are Still Worth Reading      

March 9, 1997

Time To Condemn Subsidized Housing
Judge Bork Says, “Stop Slouching!”
Acting Like Apes Instead Of Angels

March 16, 1997

Missle Defense Is Urgently Needed
A Job Training Program That Works
Those All-Natural Know-It-Alls   

March 23, 1997

Overdosers Are Dying For Attention
Capital Punishment: An Act Of Mercy
This Gift Is Yours, Absolutely Free!

April 6, 1997

President Clinton’s Place in History
What Is The Purpose Of The Military?
Stand Up For The Ten Commandments!

April 13, 1997

Temporary Cuts & Permanent Hikes
The Key To Campaign Finance Reform
Loot, Loot, Loot For The Home Team

April 20, 1997

We Don’t Owe The U.N.; They Owe Us!
The Gulf War Syndrome Cover-Up
Military Strength Is Best Deterrent         

April 27, 1997

Will the Senate Wink at Vote Fraud?
Bogus Balloting in “The Big Easy”
Voting’s A Sure Thing For Gamblers!

May 4, 1997

Usurpation Is Not “Good Behavior”
Training Good Little Worker Bees
The Common Sense Of Ward Connerly 

May 11, 1997

Why Are We Being So Nice To China?
Policies That Promote Persecution
Getting a Law Degree the Hard Way

May 18, 1997

Put the Kibosh on Condescending Kids
A Professor of Constitutional Law
Big Government is Corrupting America  

May 25, 1997

You Don’t Know What You’re Missing!
How Much Will We Pay For Low Prices?
Proposed Changes Patently Ridiculous

June 1, 1997

Smoke & Mirrors of Tobacco Litigation
No Right to Make an Ass of Yourself
Dying to Legalize Drugs & Euthanasia   

June 8, 1997

Clinton’s Cornucopia of Corruption
Clinton Can’t Tell Right From Huang
Union’s Arrogance Will Be Its Undoing

June 15, 1997

A British Journalist Looks at Clinton
Don’t Stop Thinking About Mañana!
Why School-to-Work Will Never Work    

June 22, 1997

Squandering Social Security’s Surplus
Military Leadership: Mincing in Action
Too Much Data, Too Little Wisdom

June 29, 1997

(Teaching) Reading Is Fundamental
Teaching the Teacher Unions a Lesson
The Degradation of Independence

July 6, 1997

Preparing for the Unpredictable
Free Love, Safe Sex: False Advertising!
NEA: The Lewd, the Bad, and the Ugly  

July 13, 1997

Sure-Fire Way to Save Social Security
What Ails Medicare: Central Planning
Run for Your Lives, It’s Gridzilla!

July 20, 1997

Vince Foster’s Death Still a Mystery
Pinpointing Persistent Predators
Rangers Neglecting “Bear Necessities” 

July 27, 1997

‘Power Elite’ Precipitate Public Panics
Sixty Minutes Offers Toxic Television
Dial P for Panic on Cellular Phones

August 3, 1997

Conservative Pursuit of Unhappiness
It’s Time to Deregulate the Individual
Three Big Lies That Hollywood Tells      

August 10, 1997

End Welfare for the More Fortunate!
Congress Must Give Us Honest Money
Most Favored or Most Threatening?

August 17, 1997

Who’s Running The Republican Party?
Is it Just Me, or Is it Not Getting Hot?
The “Acid Reign” of Air-Quality Czars    

August 24, 1997

Workers Labor Under Misconceptions
Will You Please, Please, Please Behave?

August 31, 1997

PeTA Puts Pet Owners in the Doghouse
NAFTA Faces Strong Court Challenge
You Get What You Pay For, or Do You?                                 

September 7, 1997

The Real Purpose of “Campaign Reform”
We Can Learn a Lesson from Kentucky
I’m Okay, You’re Okay, We’re Both Stupid         

September 14, 1997

How the Teamsters Destroyed 25,000 Jobs
Lehman Declares War on Unreadiness
It Takes Village to Raise Village Idiots

September 21, 1997

Treaty More Dangerous than Warming
EPA & UN Power Grabs Bode Ill For U.S.
Heritage Audit Smacks of Intimidation   

September 28, 1997

Congress in Contempt of Constitution
If the Brits Can Do It, So Can the Yanks!
Making Sense of the Official U.S. Census

October 5, 1997

Get The “Village” Off The Family’s Back
Fomenting Class Envy with Tax Myths
A Permanent Ruling Class in Congress                               

October 12, 1997

Put an End to Public School Monopoly
Advice for the Voter: Caveat Emptor!
Lending a Hand or Twisting an Arm?

October 19, 1997

May We Use Our Own Property, Please?
Another Scandal for the Smorgasbord
Put an End to the Lawyers’ Monopoly    

October 26, 1997

Uncle Sam is Saving Us from Ourselves
Welfare For (Or Warfare On) the Poor
Top Lawyers are “Deeply Concerned”

November 2, 1997

Opposition to Treaty Is Growing Daily
Jury System Requires Qualified Jurors
Is it Time For NATO to Close up Shop? 

November 9, 1997

Employment Law Limits Opportunities
Mandatory Charity Is an Oxymoron
Every Man a Millionaire! Hey, Why Not?

November 16, 1997

Treaty Is Act of Aggression Against U.S.
How The Government Gets in The Way
Did Your School Make The Honor Roll? 

November 23, 1997

Global Warming Is Greatest Hoax Ever
Socialism, Not Warming, Is the Problem
Beware Al Gore’s Vision For America

November 30, 1997

Hard-Core Pornographers like Clinton
Taxpayers Lose Big on Sports Subsidies
Top Cops Make Sure Crime Doesn’t Pay                                

Christmas Poem: A Visit From the Christ Child

December 7, 1997

Lott Should Put Warming Treaty on Ice
Clinton Seeks Unilateral Disarmament
Go Not Abroad in Search of Monsters!  

December 14, 1997

Scary Truth About Global Governance
Two New Books That Cannot Be Ignored
Will Clinton Spare Us An Impeachment?

December 21, 1997

America Requires Strong Middle Class
The Pursuit of Happiness, but What Kind?
Show Gratitude For The Gift of America

December 28, 1997

Socialism Is Hazardous to Your Health
A Dose of Socialism for Sexagenarians
Grant Puerto Rico Independence in 1998

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