ARCHIVE – 1997

Top Ten Dumbest Things Environmental Extremists Did or Said in 1997 (As reported in Scoop #182)

Scoop®Your Inside View to the Strategies and Activities of the Conservative Movement in Washington Issue 182 * December 19, 1997 The National Center for Public Policy Research Amy Ridenour, President 300 Eye Street N.E. Suite 3 * Washington, D.C. 20001 (202) 507-6398 * Fax (301) 498-1301 E-Mail: [email protected] Web: http://www.nationalcenter.org Contents* ...
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Legal Brief: Plaintiffs Get Zero, Lawyers $49 Million… With More to Come?; 0-24 on the Field, 1-0 in Court; It’s Dinosaur Versus Chicken in Trademark Lawsuit; Shush!

Plaintiffs Get Zero, Lawyers $49 Million... With More to Come?Will a settlement between the tobacco industry and flight attendants in a case alleging illness from secondhand smoke lead to other suits? This is the question legal analysts are asking as the result of a court settlement in which the tobacco ...
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If Santa Claus Was an Environmentalist…

...Not even bad girls and boys would get lumps of coal in their stockings. ...Presents would be cut by seven percent below 1990 levels by 2010. ...Santa's sleigh would be battery-powered to cut down on those nasty reindeer emissions that endanger our children. ...Christmas would be suspended in large portions ...
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Kyoto Daily Bulletin #8

Kyoto Earth Summit Information Center: The News Source for the Latest Developments on theGlobal Warming Summit in Kyoto, Japan Issue #8 * The Daily Bulletin * December 10, 1997 Clinton Administration Set to Defy Senate on Climate Treaty Kyoto, Japan (12:01 AM, December 11 Kyoto time) - At this writing, ...
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Kyoto Daily Bulletin #7

Kyoto Earth Summit Information Center: The News Source for the Latest Developments on theGlobal Warming Summit in Kyoto, Japan Issue #7 * The Daily Bulletin * December 9, 1997Developing Nations to Lose Leverage At Conclusion of Conference, Making Treaty Less LikelyKyoto, Japan - Observers here believe it is increasingly likely ...
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Kyoto Daily Bulletin #6

Kyoto Earth Summit Information Center: The News Source for the Latest Developments on theGlobal Warming Summit in Kyoto, Japan Issue #6 * The Daily Bulletin * December 8, 1997Gore Speech Sparks Fear Administration Will Seek to Circumvent CongressKyoto, Japan - Vice President Albert Gore's speech here today prompted speculation among ...
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Kyoto Daily Bulletin #5

Kyoto Earth Summit Information Center: The News Source for the Latest Developments on theGlobal Warming Summit in Kyoto, Japan Issue #5 * The Daily Bulletin * December 5, 1997Talks Could Jeopardize Gore's Standing in Environmental MovementKyoto, Japan - Environmentalists are seething over the Clinton Administration's negotiating position in Kyoto and ...
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Kyoto Daily Bulletin #4

Kyoto Earth Summit Information Center: The News Source for the Latest Developments on theGlobal Warming Summit in Kyoto, Japan Issue #4 * The Daily Bulletin * December 4, 1997 Alert: Libya, Cuba, and Iraq Pushed to Forefront of Conference DebateKyoto, Japan - The rogue states of Libya, Iraq, Iran and ...
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Kyoto Daily Bulletin #3

Kyoto Earth Summit Information Center: The News Source for the Latest Developments on theGlobal Warming Summit in Kyoto, Japan Issue #3 * The Daily Bulletin * December 3, 1997 Developing Nations Shake-Down U.S., Other Industrialized NationsKyoto, Japan - It's only now beginning to dawn on participants at the Kyoto global ...
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Kyoto Daily Bulletin #2

Kyoto Earth Summit Information Center: The News Source for the Latest Developments on theGlobal Warming Summit in Kyoto, Japan Issue #2 * The Daily Bulletin * December 2, 1997 Senator Sees Chinese Plot at Kyoto Meeting Kyoto, Japan - "This is an economic meeting disguised as an environmental meeting," said Senator ...
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The Myth of Scientific Consensus on Global Warming, by David Ridenour

National Policy Analysis #177 /
Forget what you've read in the press or heard on television: There is no scientific consensus on global warming. In recent months, there has been much talk in the national news media about a scientific consensus on global warming. A page one story appearing in The Washington Post on November ...
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While Congress Debates, Citizens Legislate Campaign Finance Reform, by David Almasi

National Policy Analysis #176 /
Grassroots activists are proving more successful than Congress in bringing about campaign finance reform. While the Senate is deadlocked amid squabbling over the spending caps and donor restrictions of the McCain-Feingold bill, crusaders outside the Beltway have already enacted measures giving people an improved ability to make their own choices ...
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Government Use of Contingency Fee Lawyers Works Against Public Interest, by Amy Moritz Ridenour

National Policy Analysis #175 /
Question: If on election day you were asked to chose between a political candidate who promised to work for a reasonable salary, and another candidate who wanted to be paid 25% of the government's receipts, an amount which could reach billions of dollars, which candidate would you vote for? Many ...
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Kyoto Daily Bulletin #1

Kyoto Earth Summit Information Center: The News Source for the Latest Developments on theGlobal Warming Summit in Kyoto, Japan Issue #1 * The Daily Bulletin * December 1, 1997  Gore's Attendance at Summit Signals Accord May be Near, Despite Highly-Publicized Disputes Kyoto, Japan - President Clinton's announcement yesterday that Vice ...
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Kyoto Earth Summit Fact Kit

The News Source on the Global Warming Summit in Kyoto, Japan  Global Warming Earth Summit Fact Sheet The Greenhouse Effect and Global WarmingThe greenhouse effect is a natural process that keeps the planet warm enough to sustain life. When sunlight enters the earth's atmosphere, some of it turns into heat ...
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A Recess Appointment of Bill Lann Lee May Send Republicans to the Head of the Class, by David Almasi and Roderick Conrad

National Policy Analysis #178 /
A showdown is brewing between President Clinton and Senate Republicans over civil rights. Even if Clinton wins, it may hurt Democrats at the polls. After Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee made clear their intention to block the nomination of Bill Lann Lee, Clinton's choice for Assistant Attorney General for ...
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Standing up for Motherhood – December 1997

During the summer of 1997, Indiana Pacers star Reggie Miller unexpectedly generated nationwide controversy because of his support for motherhood. Miller, while providing color commentary for the fledgling Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), voiced his concerns about a decision by a player to return to the court just six weeks ...
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Succeeding American-Style, by James Coleman

New Visions Commentary /
When I was a child, my mother told me black people had to be twice as good as people of European ancestry if they wanted to succeed. I never took her advice as a deterrent, just a statement of fact. I chalked it up to understanding the rules of the ...
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A Real “It’s a Wonderful Life,” by Chad Cowan

National Policy Analysis #179 /
This Christmas season, millions of Americans will watch Frank Capra's 1946 holiday classic, "It's a Wonderful Life." The movie tells the story of George Bailey, a kind and selfless executive of a struggling small town savings and loan, who, through no fault of his own, faced scandal, bankruptcy and jail ...
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Piscataway Payoff Delays Civil Rights Reform

Project 21 Press Release For Release: November 21, 1997 Contact: Roderick Conrad at 202/543-4110 or pr[email protected] AFRICAN-AMERICAN GROUP SAYS PISCATAWAY PAYOFF DELAYS CIVIL RIGHTS REFORM, SAPS NEEDED MONEY FROM MINORITIESFearing the results of a Supreme Court defeat, civil rights organizations are keeping a major case from going before the Court ...
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