March 21, 1995 |
Raul E. Dominguez immigrated from Cuba seven years ago, but only now has he applied for citizenship and enrolled in a class here to study the Constitution, the American Revolution and the abbreviations of the 50 states. Dominguez is doing so, at the tender age of 73, because Congress has threatened to cut off many federal benefits for legal immigrants.
March 8, 1995 |
A day after activists protesting Republican social service cuts kept House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) from delivering a speech, he lashed out at liberals, who, he said, charge that "if you don't give every child a Ferrari you're cheating them." Defending House GOP initiatives against a mounting campaign of criticism, Gingrich blamed Democratic policies and their defenders for creating and sustaining "a mess" that "needs to be replaced."
November 15, 1992 |
In the Great Depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal put people back to work with multibillion-dollar public works programs that built schools, roads and dams--but also paid people to lean on their shovels and, the saying goes, gave a bad name to leaf-raking. Similarly, in the post-war boom of the 1950s, President Dwight D.
October 17, 1991 |
What to do about poverty in America is back on the nation's agenda again, but neither Congress nor the Administration seems to have any real solution. More than 25 years after then-President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a national War on Poverty, the situation appears to be worsening.
June 13, 1991 |
Congressional investigators said Wednesday that underlying problems that allowed so many abuses to occur at the scandal-plagued Department of Housing and Urban Development have not been corrected. Problems in such areas as management, accounting and computer systems continue to beset the agency, the General Accounting Office told a House subcommittee.
June 11, 1991 |
Countries throwing off the tyranny of totalitarian communism better not look to the United States as their model if they want to treat their citizens decently, and fairly, while they revolutionize their distressed economic systems. America, as wealthy as we are, is the only industrialized nation except for South Africa that does not provide a wide range of social benefits from universal health care to maternity leave.