Feb 01,1997

Thinking, Willing and Judging

In 1984, the perception was that too much disparity existed in the federal sentences being imposed. The solution, so it seemed, was to set up yet another independent federal agency,...

Jan 01,1997

Welfare Fraud

Given the fervor emanating from Washington over the recent welfare reform bill, one can be forgiven for believing that we really have “ended welfare as we know it.” From the...

Dec 01,1996

X-communicated: Isn’t it Ironic?

No, we’re not talking about the much overplayed Alanis Morrisette song. We’re talking about the 1996 elections with regard to young people. President Clinton has broken the trust of young...

Nov 01,1996

Who Benefits from Financial Aid?

Higher education has always been the road to economic success in America, but today it should be called the autobahn. Since the 1980’s the difference in earnings between a high...

Oct 01,1996

John Sweeney’s Children: Labor Lost

Heralding either the last gasp of sixties-style activism or the first new blood to fuel the coming progressive era, the AFL-CIO declared the summer of ’96 “Union Summer.” Twelve hundred...