Commentary / World Jun 20, 1999

Y2K: The liability millennium

The coming new millennium means different things to different people. Some fatalists believe it presages the end of the world. Some religious people believe it portends the return of Christ. Some lawyers believe it promises yet another financial cornucopia. Hundreds of disputes over the Y2K ...

Commentary / World Apr 4, 1999

The United States is drowning in hubris

Superpowers, like individuals in love, never have to say they are sorry. At least, that seems to be the lesson of U.S. President Bill Clinton's promiscuous use of force overseas. The ongoing war against Serbia, which neither attacked nor threatened the U.S. or an ally, ...

Commentary Mar 13, 1999

GOP backs off as taxpayers' champions

The Republican Party may be the majority political party, in control of Congress and the vast majority of state governorships. But U.S. President Bill Clinton controls U.S.' political agenda. Clinton wants to increase taxes (81 different, small hikes), create a panoply of new social programs ...

Commentary Feb 21, 1999

Medicare plan cuts care more than costs

WASHINGTON -- Pension programs in the United States as well as many other countries are heading over the fiscal cliff. Even President Bill Clinton has noticed the problems with Social Security. Unfortunately, Medicare, which provides health care to the elderly, is in similar straits. In ...