Year: 2002

Project 21 Release: Congress Passes Environmental Legislation to Benefit Blighted Inner-City Communities – December 2001

Congressional approval of and White House support for legislation that will help clean up areas of urban blight is being hailed by members of the African-American leadership network Project 21 as an environmental achievement that will benefit inner-city minorities. On ...
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Political Money Monitor: campaign finance reforms opposed, edited by David Almasi

This past election was the first in Arizona to be conducted under the Clean Elections Act. A ballot initiative passed in 1998, the Act provides public funding for candidates. Attorney Clint Bolick contends the new guidelines "proved to be anything ...
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Conservative African-American Group Project 21 Addresses Lott-Thurmond Controversy

Press Release /
Members of the conservative African-American leadership network Project 21 are dismayed by recent remarks by incoming Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MS). At a December 5 100th birthday celebration for retiring Senator Strom Thurmond (R-SC), Lott said: "I want to ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Conservative African-American Group Project 21 Addresses Lott-Thurmond Controversy – December 2002

Press Release /
Members of the conservative African-American leadership network Project 21 are dismayed by recent remarks by incoming Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MS). At a December 5 100th birthday celebration for retiring Senator Strom Thurmond (R-SC), Lott said: "I want to ...
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Organized Labor’s Campaign Against Wal-Mart: No Altruism Here, by Amy Ridenour

National Policy Analysis #443 /
A group calling itself People's Campaign for Justice at Wal-Mart -- no doubt armed with battering rams, maces and other 14th-century accoutrements of war -- is preparing to lay siege to some of the huge retailer's 3,200 stores around the ...
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Government “Scrooge” Ruining Breast Cancer Victim’s Christmas, by Christopher Burger

National Policy Analysis #444 /
The Ebenezer Scrooge of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol was a wealthy, mean-spirited man who lacked Christmas cheer. He was so consumed with his business that he failed to understand the importance of spreading good cheer and compassion. As every ...
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The Fairness Doctrine: Dead, and Justly So, by Amy Ridenour

National Policy Analysis #445 /
The Fairness Doctrine isn't fair and doesn't work. Furthermore, it most likely is unconstitutional. Sure, the Fairness Doctrine, which until its 1987 repeal required radio and television broadcasters to cover controversial issues with balancing views, sounds good. So those who ...
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Be Aware of Scams Like the Nigerian Connection, by David Almasi

New Visions Commentary /
 E-mail is a wonderful thing. These days, it's more efficient and reliable than the Post Office, and it's virtually free. I find it useful for keeping in touch with people I might not otherwise have the time to talk to ...
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It’s OK to Talk Trash at the “Barbershop,” by Kimberley Jane Wilson

New Visions Commentary /
Even though the appeal of the "Barbershop" cannot be denied, controversy has a way of enhancing something's popularity. "Barbershop" first gained notoriety this past fall because Jesse Jackson demanded scenes he considered offensive be cut from the film and DVD ...
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Trent Lott Does Black Conservatives a Tremendous Disservice, by Ak’bar Shabazz

New Visions Commentary /
At a 100th birthday celebration for retiring Senator Strom Thurmond (R-SC), designated Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MS) praised the centenarian's 1948 presidential campaign. Praise of Thurmond is permissible, but not the basis of the man's campaign. Lott's misguided honor ...
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