ARCHIVE – 2000

Federal Raid Haunts Couple’s Christmas Holiday, by John K. Carlisle

National Policy Analysis #319 /
Just a few years ago, Earl and Janice Peck hoped that they would celebrate this Christmas with a flourishing business and a growing family. But thanks to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife and Service (USFWS) and the State of North Carolina, those dreams now lie in ruins. Earl and Janice ...
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Thrown Off the Cliffs: Families Face Eviction Due to New Clinton National Monument, by Gretchen Randall and Tom Randall

National Policy Analysis #320 /
With the stroke of a pen, President Bill Clinton is expected to end a way of life in southwestern Idaho before he leaves office by creating the Owyhee Canyonlands National Monument. This designation of 2.7 million acres of mountains, canyons, steep cliffs and grassland plateaus seems sure to be the ...
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Advice to the President-Elect: Improve the Status of the White House Science Advisor, by Amy Ridenour

National Policy Analysis #321 /
George W. Bush - like Ronald Reagan before him - recognizes the importance of expert advice. The stage, then, is set for a badly-needed White House staff reform: Elevation of the White House science advisor to a more prominent, independent advisory position equal to the national security advisor in status ...
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Playing the Nasty Card, by Murdock “Doc” Gibbs

New Visions Commentary /
A New Visions Commentary paper published December 2000 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. A grade school teacher once told me bullies fight because they have a poor ...
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Turn Out the Lights on “Midnight Regulations”, by David W. Almasi

National Policy Analysis #322 /
Bill Clinton once declared the era of Big Government over. Despite that, his Administration is burning the midnight oil to enact a wealth of new regulations before he leaves office. These new rules will make Big Government bigger than ever. Clinton is pushing "midnight regulations." A study by Jay Cochran ...
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Economic Opportunity and Social Issues Trump Environment as Top Concern for Poor and Minorities, by John Carlisle

New Visions Commentary /
Reprints permitted provided source is credited. Environmental laws are unfair to minorities and the poor because, although they are least able to pay, they must bear the greatest costs for adhering to those laws through lost jobs and higher prices. The time is long overdue for government to start considering ...
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Government Attack on Dietary Supplements Lean on Facts, by Council Nedd

New Visions Commentary /
Reprints permitted provided source is credited. I've never been surprised by the foolish actions of our federal government. Like all things, it follows the laws of nature - and nature abhors a vacuum. If left unchecked, our government behaves similarly, seeking every opportunity to insert itself into any environment it ...
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So What Do We Do Now? by Kimberley Jane Wilson

New Visions Commentary /
Reprints permitted provided source is credited. Well, thank God that's all over. I'm talking about the presidential election. A one-day event turned into a month long farce that had the whole world laughing at America. Of course, being laughed at by Europe is no worse than being laughed at by ...
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November 30, 2000

The National Center for Public Policy Research 777 N. Capitol St., NE, Suite 803 * Washington, D.C. 20001 (202) 507-6398 * Fax (301) 498-1301 E-Mail: [email protected] Web: http://www.nationalcenter.org Contents * The Supreme Court is Wrong to Ban Camera Coverage * Congressman Nick Smith Speaks at Press Conference Praising Biotechnology and ...
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United Nations Meeting in The Hague Will See Demise of Kyoto Global Warming Treaty; Economic Costs and Growing Scientific Uncertainty About Validity of Global Warming Theory Make Treaty Politically Unacceptable

The meeting of the Sixth Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in The Hague, Netherlands from November 13-24 was supposed to be the forum where the world's nations would finalize the details on how each nation would implement the Kyoto Protocol, the treaty ...
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Scoop #213

The National Center for Public Policy Research 777 N. Capitol St., NE, Suite 803 * Washington, D.C. 20001 (202) 507-6398 * Fax (301) 498-1301 E-Mail: [email protected] Web: http://www.nationalcenter.org Contents* Kyoto Global Warming Treaty Will Meet Its End at the United Nations Meeting in The Hague* Digital Divide? What Digital Divide?Bulletin Board: ...
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This Will Hurt, by Kimberley Jane Wilson

New Visions Commentary /
A New Visions Commentary paper published November 2000 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. I just finished reading Losing the Race: Self-Sabotage in Black America. I found it ...
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Digital Divide? What Digital Divide? by Deroy Murdock

New Visions Commentary /
A New Visions Commentary paper published November 2000 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 calls it "classic apartheid." The NAACP's Kweisi Mfume decries "technological ...
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Costly Economics and Faulty Science Kill the Kyoto Global Warming Treaty, by John Carlisle

National Policy Analysis #314 /
The Kyoto treaty is dead. Negotiated by the Clinton Administration in December 1997, the Kyoto treaty would have required the United States and other major industrialized nations to make economically-drastic reductions in carbon dioxide emissions to combat the alleged threat of man-made global warming. From November 13-24, the U.S. and ...
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Is the EPA Killing People? by John Carlisle and Michael Centrone

National Policy Analysis #315 /
Tony Behun was a typical eleven-year-old boy. As do many boys his age, he enjoyed riding his motorbike in the fields around his hometown of Osceola Mills, Pennsylvania. But then Tony mysteriously died. By all accounts a healthy child, Tony suddenly contracted an illness characterized by skin lesions, fever and ...
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Remember When Gore Liked Fuzzy Math? by Council Nedd

New Visions Commentary /
A New Visions Commentary paper published November 2000 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. My, how times have changed. In this past mess of an election, the campaign ...
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With the Kyoto Treaty Dead, Environmentalists Take Incremental Approach, by John Carlisle

For the moment, Americans can breathe a sigh of relief that the Kyoto global warming treaty will not turn their standard of living upside down - but only for a moment. Negotiated by the Clinton Administration in December 1997, Kyoto would have required the United States and other industrialized nations ...
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The Supreme Court is Wrong to Ban Camera Coverage, by Amy Ridenour

National Policy Analysis #317 /
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision that it won't allow television coverage when it hears arguments on the presidential election is a mistake. The Court is so opposed to camera coverage that one Justice, David Souter, told a House of Representatives subcommittee in 1996 that camera coverage of the Supreme Court ...
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House Chairmanship Contest May Provide the Ways and Means for the Next President, by David Almasi

National Policy Analysis #318 /
While George W. Bush and Albert Gore continue to fight out the presidential contest, another critical, but little noticed, election is going on in Congress. The outcome of a key committee chairmanship battle among Republicans will have a profound impact on how well the next president will be able to ...
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With the Kyoto Treaty Dead, Environmentalists Take Incremental Approach, By John K. Carlisle

National Policy Analysis #316 /
For the moment, Americans can breathe a sigh of relief that the Kyoto global warming treaty will not turn their standard of living upside down - but only for a moment. Negotiated by the Clinton Administration in December 1997, Kyoto would have required the United States and other industrialized nations ...
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