ARCHIVE – 1999

Feminists Fight Congressional Support for Good Dads, by Jesse Lee Peterson

New Visions Commentary /
When I look back and see what has happened to the black family and community as a whole because of the absence of good fathers, I shudder to think of the destruction to come. I believe that, if this issue is not dealt with honestly, we will someday have disorder ...
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Bill Bradley Fouls the Civil Rights Act, by R.D. Davis

New Visions Commentary /
Former basketball star and current Democratic presidential candidate Bill Bradley hasn't fouled an opponent on the basketball court in years, but lately he's fouling the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Bradley claims the congressional vote on the Act led to which political party he would join. Oh, really? On October ...
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Privacy and Prejudice, by Michael King

New Visions Commentary /
A New Visions Commentary paper published December 1999 by The National Center for Public Policy Research, 501 Capitol Court, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002, 202/543-4110, Fax 202/543-5975, E-Mail [email protected], Web http://www.nationalcenter.org. Reprints permitted provided source is credited. When you think that you've heard everything, something else shows up on the table ...
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Keeping Kids Safe on the Internet, by Tara Wall

New Visions Commentary /
A New Visions Commentary paper published December 1999 by The National Center for Public Policy Research, 501 Capitol Court, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002, 202/543-4110, Fax 202/543-5975, E-Mail [email protected], Web http://www.nationalcenter.org. Reprints permitted provided source is credited. How safe are our children when they are surfing the Internet? There is no ...
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Anti-Biotechnology Policies Backed by Some Seattle Protesters Could Cause Preventable Starvation in the Developing World

Protesters disrupting the WTO meeting in Seattle are in part protesting programs that could be of great benefit to poor people in developing countries, says the National Center for Public Policy Research. One of the issues cited by protesters as a cause for violence is that of biotechnology, or genetically-modified ...
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No Pleasing Environmentalists, by John Carlisle

National Policy Analysis #271 /
Environmentalists frequently urge industry to adopt "Clean Technologies" that reduce pollution and promote conservation. Why is it, then, that those same environmentalists advocate a ban on agricultural biotechnology that significantly reduces the use of potentially harmful pesticides, can reduce soil erosion by as much as 98% and help prevent the ...
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Tastes Great, Less Filling: New Bioengineered Foods Bring Benefits to Consumers, by Amy Ridenour

National Policy Analysis #272 /
Let's face it. The holiday season would be just about perfect, except for one little thing: those extra pounds many of us gain because we overindulge. What if someone could engineer food so it would be less fattening and more nutritious? Happily, that's exactly what is happening - except some ...
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Single Mom’s Christmas Ruined by Government Scrooge, by John Carlisle

National Policy Analysis #273 /
Not all Christmas tales have happy endings. Most of us know the Charles Dickens tale, "A Christmas Carol." It's the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a wealthy man who became so bitter after losing the love of his life that he stopped caring about anyone else. The story has a happy ...
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Activists Attack Bio-Engineered Food Despite Benefits to the Poor and the Sick; Environmental Groups Join in Attack on Technology that Aids the Environment

Press Release /
For Immediate Release: November 23, 1999 Contact: Amy Ridenour (202) 507-6398 or [email protected]rg Activists Attack Bio-Engineered Food Despite Benefits to the Poor and the Sick Environmental Groups Join in Attack on Technology that Aids the Environment Instead of Giving Thanks for its Effects At a time when Americans should be ...
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Does Clinton Care About Civil Rights? Justice Department Refuses to Prosecute, Covers Up Alleged Black Murders

Members of the African-American leadership network Project 21 question the Clinton Administration's sincerity in fighting crime that targets specific racial groups in light of revelations that the Clinton Justice Department allowed members of an organized crime operation - including one member who allegedly targeted blacks for murder - to operate ...
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Does Clinton Care About Civil Rights? Justice Department Refuses to Prosecute, Covers Up Alleged Black Murders – November 1999

Press Release /
Members of the African-American leadership network Project 21 question the Clinton Administration's sincerity in fighting crime that targets specific racial groups in light of revelations that the Clinton Justice Department allowed members of an organized crime operation - including one member who allegedly targeted blacks for murder - to operate ...
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Black Judges and Blackface: Liberals Playing Race Card Riles Black Leadership Coalition

A politician in blackface and the liberal record of a black judge dominate politics in Missouri and raise the ugly and divisive specter of racial politics nationwide. Project 21 members deplore the use of the "race card" and the threat it now poses to a fair and impartial judiciary. In ...
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Black Judges and Blackface: Liberals Playing Race Card Riles Black Leadership Coalition – November 1999

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A politician in blackface and the liberal record of a black judge dominate politics in Missouri and raise the ugly and divisive specter of racial politics nationwide. Project 21 members deplore the use of the "race card" and the threat it now poses to a fair and impartial judiciary.In October, ...
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Can You Go Home Again? by E. LeMay Lathan

New Visions Commentary /
I've always heard "you can never go home again." Up until now, I assumed it meant changes would make your old home unrecognizable. That's what I thought until I recently made my own pilgrimage back home to Jackson, Mississippi. My five brothers and I made a surprise visit to my ...
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Blacks Need a Hate-Your-Own-Race Crime Bill, by R.D. Davis

New Visions Commentary /
A New Visions Commentary paper published November 1999 by The National Center for Public Policy Research, 501 Capitol Ct., N.E., Washington, DC 20002, 202/543-4110, Fax 202-543-5975, E-Mail [email protected], Web http://www.nationalcenter.org. Reprints permitted provided source is credited. Have you ever wondered why, when blacks commit crimes like murder or rape against ...
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True Mediation, Not Intimidation, Needed in Decatur, by Michael King

New Visions Commentary /
A New Visions Commentary paper published November 1999 by The National Center for Public Policy Research, 501 Capitol Ct., N.E., Washington, DC 20002, 202/543-4110, Fax 202-543-5975, E-Mail [email protected], Web http://www.nationalcenter.org. Reprints permitted provided source is credited. The Reverend Jesse Jackson has stepped forward yet again to mediate a situation. This ...
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Clinton Administration Should Reject Any United Nations Demand Limiting U.S. Defenses, by Amy Ridenour

National Policy Analysis #269 /
On October 21, Russia and the People's Republic of China turned to the United Nations with a simple demand. They are asking the U.N. to force the United States to cease attempts to defend itself.1 What President Clinton will do about this, if anything, is unclear. The President has for ...
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NAACP Baseball Boycott Bites Blacks; Boycott of Detroit Tigers Owner Could Hurt More Than Help

Press Release /
The latest boycott called by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - this time against Little Caesar's pizza and the other businesses of Detroit Tigers baseball team owner Mike Illitch - highlights the group's growing reliance on publicity stunts over substance. Members of the African-American leadership ...
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Environmentalists Try to Whip Up Hysteria to Advance Global Warming Treaty; No Evidence To Support Apocalyptic Claims that Major Cities will be Flooded

A recent study released by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) alleging that rising sea levels caused by man-made global warming may flood New York and other U.S. cities over the next century is unsupported by scientific research, according to The National Center For Public Policy Research. By making such baseless ...
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President’s Road Ban Threatens Forest Health, Hinders Public Access: Roads in National Forests Are Vital for Firefighting and Recreational Access

President Bill Clinton's plan, announced on October 13, to ban additional road construction in 40 million acres of national forest wilderness to ostensibly protect pristine wilderness will have the opposite effect by inhibiting efforts to fight forest fires and preserve forest health, according to The National Center for Public Policy ...
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