October 8, 1993 |
In a subtle but far-ranging rebuke to his fellow Democrat in the White House, Sen. Bill Bradley of New Jersey yesterday called for an "economic security platform" to protect Americans against the unprecedented transformations wrought by a post-Cold War world. The Clinton administration has not gone far enough, Bradley suggested in a speech, to quell the anxieties of mainly middle-class citizens who, he said, "are adrift on a gigantic river of economic transformation that carries away everything that resists the swirling currents of its mighty flow.
June 19, 2001
Relentless military maneuvers on economically and ecologically devastated Vieques - without regard for the welfare of its inhabitants or the consent of Puerto Rico's government - have been an affront to most Puerto Ricans. . . . A consensus has formed around the recognition that commonwealth status [for Puerto Rico] is no longer appropriate . . . It is time to initiate a transition process to grant Puerto Rico its independence - an independence grounded in economic security, mutual respect and appreciation for the contributions that Puerto Rico and its people have given the United States during the long American century.
February 11, 1992 |
GENEVA VEEP: TROOPS NOT PAWNS Vice President Quayle yesterday denied the U.S. would pull troops out of Europe if world trade talks fail because of differences over farm subsidies. "There is absolutely no linkage between the level of troops in Europe and the GATT negotiations," he told reporters, referring to the talks under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. "There is a linkage, if you will, between economic security and military security, and it is important that the economic security issue be addressed, especially in the post-Cold War era," Quayle said.
August 3, 1990 |
A few weeks ago, the New York Times reported that the National Security Agency - one of our main spy shops - was considering more economic spying as a way of boosting U.S. global competitiveness. Precisely what could be learned isn't clear - other countries' trade strategies or industrial secrets might be targets. What is clear is that the spying, aside from antagonizing our allies, wouldn't much help our economy. Consider the Soviet Union. It has been stealing high-technology secrets from the West for years.
November 9, 1992 |
President-elect Bill Clinton will convene an economic summit of business leaders and experts "very soon" in Little Rock to discuss economic policy and his proposal for a White House economic security council, his top transition advisers said yesterday. The economic summit, while "still very much in the planning stage," according to transition director Warren M. Christopher, is meant to signal Clinton's resolve to move quickly on economic policy and to reach out to reassure the business community, which traditionally has been wary of a Democrat in the White House.
October 28, 2008 |
Craig Williams has a difficult job ahead of him. Who? Exactly. Williams, a relatively unknown Republican candidate in the Seventh Congressional District race, is the first to acknowledge that his biggest challenge might be name recognition. The former federal prosecutor and Marine is running against U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak. Though Williams says he feels his "name ID" is a challenge, meeting voters is his solution. "When I meet people, I convince them, overwhelmingly," Williams said.
September 24, 1992 |
In a week in which the high point of political discourse has been cutesy post-mortems of Murphy Brown's get-even-with-Dan season opener, a recent in- depth poll offers a sweeping view of what real women really think about their lives. Consider it a wake-up call from sitcom-based politics. The Women's Voices Poll and Policy Report was commissioned by the Ms. Foundation for Women and the Center for for Policy Alternatives. Through a series of focus groups and a national survey of 1400 women, the bi-partisan poll concluded what most women already know on a personal level: that their lives are marked by "change, stress and satisfaction," as they struggle to balance work and family.
October 15, 1995 |
For much of 1995, House Republicans have threatened to do away with the Commerce Department as a symbol of their commitment to slash the federal bureaucracy. But those threats have been greeted skeptically in a city where even tiny bureaucracies almost always have found ways to survive. Now, the Republicans actually seem on the verge of doing the unthinkable - wiping out the Commerce Department and 6,000 jobs. House Republican leaders on Friday declared their support for language in a huge budget-cutting bill that would kill Commerce.
March 6, 2013 |
Don't take your money woes out on teachers, State Sen. Vincent Hughes has told the Philadelphia School Reform Commission in no uncertain terms. In a sharply worded letter to SRC Chairman Pedro Ramos, Hughes (D., Phila.) expressed "deep concerns" over the Philadelphia School District's recent opening contract proposal to the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers. The district has said it needs up to $180 million annually in givebacks from its unions, and recently called for teachers to agree to deep wage cuts, steep benefits contributions, and an end to seniority.
November 5, 1992 |
For George Bush, the defeat took root at the moment of victory. On March 6, 1991, the President stood before a joint session of Congress and a grateful nation. He was, that night, a man at the height of his powers. He was the victor in the Persian Gulf, the liberator of Kuwait, the man who had "punched Saddam Hussein's lights out," as he would put it later. His job approval rating stood at 89 percent in one poll, 86 percent in another. His re-election seemed a fait accompli.