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- 121: Should Defense Spending Be Decreased
- ... this argument, and draw some conclusions of my own. Defense Department spending for the fiscal year 1998 totaled $256 million for military expenses and an additional $31 million in civilian expenses. In January 1999, President Clinton proposed a 4.4 percent increase in military pay that will cost a total of $25 billion over six years; a month later the Senate voted for a 4.8 percent overall pay raise and other inducements that would cost at least $11 billion more than Clinton’s plan over six years, from fiscal 2000 through fiscal 2005 (Congressional Quarterly Weekly, February 27,1999). Historically, those who favor Defense Department spending cuts cite the end of the Cold War with Russia and ... military superiority was beyond the reach of the failing, militarized Soviet economy" (Wekesser, 105), and was a decisive factor in bringing the Cold War era to an end. The military pay raise proposed by President Clinton was in response to a set of circumstances similar to those faced by President Reagan in 1981. NATO air strikes against Serbia, closely following missions in Iraq have put a strain on US armed ...
- 122: Same Sex Marriages
- ... has voided out the marriage. Even if the wife does not consent, the new state cannot do anything about it. That is what usually full faith and credit is used under. Legislation enacted by President Clinton from Senator Don Nickles of Oklahoma called the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) has allowed individual states to react differently to any intrusion of marriage that they feel is not proper. DOMA states "marriage means ... now have the right to redefine what they feel is or is not appropriate behavior and shall be allowed or illegal in their state. It is also apparent that the signing of DOMA by President Clinton was more of a presidential campaign gesture then an actual change in policy. While he has shifted considerably from his platform in 1992 this move was specifically designed to change his image among more conservative voters. It is also apparent that this move did not work because a majority of conservative Americans still voted for Bob Dole in the 1996 Presidential election. Clinton, now that he has been re elected, partially under the front of a more moderate administration, should seriously rethink its policy on social change and whether he wants to go out as the President ...
- 123: Russia Crisis: Economical, Political, and Moral
- ... not be educated. And there is not just economic hardship in this, there is humiliation, too. The dishonest, on the other hand, thrive here. Many Russians wonder why the West still supports Boris Yeltsin President Clinton came here and was embraced in a great bear-hug by President Yeltsin. Beside Boris Yeltsin's, President Clinton's woes and his misdemeanours seem trifling. It is mystifying to many Russians that the West still supports Boris Yeltsin, seeing him as a brave and progressive liberal reformer, taking on the twin evils of ... good people of Russia stand in line at bank queues and watch all they have spent their lives building up disappearing before their eyes. That is the Yeltsin legacy. Russia: A flea market economy Presidents Clinton and Yeltsin seemed to be talking about a different world when they repeated their shared determination to pursue the free market. Free market? What free market? There is no effective free market in Russia. ...
- 124: Censorship on the Internet
- Censorship on the Internet Five years after the first world wide web was launched at the end of 1991, The Internet has become very popular in the United States. Although President Clinton already signed the 1996 Telecommunication ActI on Thursday Feb 8, 1996, the censorship issue on the net still remains unresolved. In fact, censorship in cyberspace is unconscionable and impossible. Trying to censor the Internet its ... is totally different from all traditional media. Everything on the Internet is just a combination of zero and oneV. It is very difficult to chase what has been published on the information superhighway. After President Clinton signed the 1996 Telecommunication Act, lots of net users reacted in outrage. Although the Federal court in Philadelphia and New York have overturned that Act, The government has appealed the ruling and the case has ... have forfeited our right of freedom and have lost our power as a democratic nation. I.) On Thursday Feb 1, 1996, Congress approved legislation to dramatically restrict the First Amendment rights of Internet users. President Clinton signed into law Thursday Feb. 8, 1996 II.) Miller v. California, 413 U.S. 15, 46 (1973), Justice Douglas, dissenting opinion. III.) The bill makes it illegal for email users to have addresses that ...
- 125: Charles Canady
- ... would prohibit abortions in which a baby is partially delivered before being killed. More than 70% of the U.S. supports the ban and the House and Senate passed the legislation in Congress, but President Clinton vetoed the bill. The House overrode Clinton's veto, but the Senate did not get the 2/3 s majority needed to override the veto. Rep. Canady has reintroduced the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act in Congress where a solid veto-proof majority in the House passed it. The Senate passed a slightly different version of the bill. The bill was sent to President Clinton who vetoed it. Rep. Canady has continued his efforts to secure the last few votes needed to override the veto in the Senate.
- 126: Aaron Burr Jr.
- ... times in his thinking that he suffered isolation from the first. And it was this state of things, which made him forever misunderstood. In 1789, Burr was appointed Attorney General of New York by Governor Clinton. In 1791, he became a United States Senator from New York, defeating General Schuyler, Alexander Hamilton's father-in-law. Hamilton never forgave Burr for this defeat and, from that moment, the feud between the ... The President also denied Burr the use of official documents which he wished to consult, preparatory to writing a history of the Revolutionary War. Nevertheless, Burr's abilities were recognized in New York, and Governor Clinton offered him a seat on the Supreme bench of that State. This Burr declined. In the election for President in the fall of 1796, rather to his surprise, Burr received 30 electoral votes, Jefferson 68 ... the war of the pamphleteers continued, Burr caught between the barrage of both sides. And so it came on down to February, 1804, when a Republican caucus in Washington nominated Jefferson for President and George Clinton for Vice President. Burr was ignored, but already his friends had announced him for the governorship of New York. The political cauld ron went boiling high, not only in the State but also in ...
- 127: Should Marijuana be Legalized for Medical Purposes?
- ... destroys motivation and wazzu brain cells” (Djurdjulov). Although he makes a valid argument that drug use proliferates on today's college campuses, Djurdjulov weakens his own credibility when he suggests that Americans 'kick out' Bill Clinton from President of the United States for exercising his right to free speech, writing “Hell, on MTV in June 1992, Clinton quipped that if he tried marijuana again, he would inhale” (Djurdjulov). Although many Americans might disagree with Clinton's “liberal” policies towards drug use, few would condone his removal from office, solely for exercising his first amendment rights. Like the “Aggressive Christians,” Djurdjulov's non-scientific, extremist position somewhat destroys his credibility, ...
- 128: Group Polarization And Competi
- ... nearly always competitive), will codify the differences between groups - leading to further extremism by those seeking power within the group - and thus, to further group polarization. In the above example, the two main combatants, Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich, were virtually forced to take uncompromising, disparate views because of the very nature of authority within their respective political groups. Group polarization refers to the tendency of groups to gravitate to the ... in order to carry on with the business at hand. Once again, in the recent government shutdown we can see this same sort of difficulty. House Speaker Newt Gingrich, whose competitive political relationship with Bill Clinton has been rancorous at best, blamed his own (Gingrich's) handling of the budget negotiations that resulted in the shutdown, on his poor treatment during an airplane flight that he and the President were on ... millions of dollars shutting down the government and then starting it up again a few days later? What's more, this entire useless episode will be reenacted in mid-December. One can only hope that Clinton and Gingrich avoid traveling together until an agreement is reached. Although people incessantly complain about government and about the ineffectiveness of politicians, they rarely examine the causes of these problems. While there is a ...
- 129: Bombing in Oklahoma City
- ... 19, 1995, a bomb rips through the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City at 9:02 am, killing at least 169 people and injuring more than 600. Four days later, president Bill Clinton and first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, Gov. Keating and first lady Cathy Keating, U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno and the Rev. Billy Graham are among mourners at a memorial service, which is broadcast to millions worldwide. Another demonstration of the ... domestic terrorists, reinforces the lessons of the February 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, in which foreign terrorists, some of them recent immigrants, killed 6 Americans and injured more than a thousand. President Bill Clinton has ordered the U.S. government to study ways of enhancing the defenses of federal facilities against terrorism. But it would be prohibitively costly, in terms of the federal budget and in terms of ...
- 130: EPA Urges Tough Rules On Arsenic
- ... Protection agency has concluded that it must adopt a new standard for the amount of arsenic allowed in the nation’s drinking water that is at least as though as the one proposed by the Clinton administration, officials said yesterday. Christie Whitman recommend a limit of arsenic allowed in the nation’s drinking water after the National Academy of Sciences stated the health risks posed by arsenic are much greater than ... federal standard for naturally occurring arsenic levels in drinking water was at 50 parts per billion and the proposition was made at 10 parts per billion. Person 3- Whitman charged at the time that the Clinton rule had been hastily crafted without adequate scientific study or consideration of the cost for small communities that would have to change their filtration systems to meet federal law. The review focused on alternative standards ... bladder, lungs, skin, kidney, nasal passages, and liver according to the EPA in March of 1999. Person 5- The proposal by the EPA must still be approved by the White House. The ex-president Bill Clinton’s proposal had drawn criticism from officials and leaders through-out the South-West who said the regulation was to strict and would mandate expensive water system improvements that would bankrupt their communities.
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