Whose World Lost?

Steven Spielberg’s The Lost World is supposed to be fiction, but unfortunately one plot line of the blockbuster is all too real. When Spielberg associates his character Nick with the

St. Roosevelt’s Shrine

The fanfare surrounding the dedication of the FDR Memorial disturbed me. While Roosevelt was being canonized in the press, I couldn’t help but think that, for members of our generation,

A Brave Choice

A Brave Choice

The Chinese character for “change” is a combination of two words: danger and opportunity. Any technology that brings great change to society – such as language, the automobile, nuclear power,

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,

Welfare Fraud

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

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

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

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