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15

YEARS AGO

April 2005

"Less than two weeks after a 40-foot wave flattened swaths of Southeast Asia, the United States slapped a new round of tariffs on India and Thailand. As the federal government promised $350 million and private citizens pledged even more, the message to survivors was clear: Have our Marines, our pity, and our cash, but for the love of God, do not send us your cheap shrimp."

KERRY HOWLEY

"Tidal Waves and Tariffs"

20

YEARS AGO

April 2000

"Though the House was to impeach Clinton anyway, the growing mantra from that point forward was 'move on.' And move on the president has, in a neverending search for his place in History. Somebody should tell him that a special place has been reserved just for him."

CHARLES PAUL FREUND

"Secrets of the Clinton Spectacle"

"It's hard to imagine how different the American economy would look today had telecommuting been suppressed by force of law. While unionists didn't succeed in that goal, they did have every reason to expect that Washington would back them in the lesser objective of making sure that home-based work was regulated at least as stringently as centralized workplaces; that the government, as opposed to (heaven forfend!) individual workers themselves, would decide what working conditions were tolerable; and that talk of 'privacy' and 'worker choice' would be dismissed as irrelevant special pleading concocted by employers. Such premises had, after all, gone unchallenged for years in the hermetic world of 'industrial relations.'"

WALTER OLSON

"Office Managers"

25

YEARS AGO

April 1995

"So far, no American politician has been willing to say that if stopping illegal immigration requires repealing the 13th Amendment, then by God that's what we need to do. But just about anything else goes. National ID cards, computerized federal databases, doctors arresting their patients on the operating table, requiring teachers to rat on their students and encouraging the students to rat on their parents, pitching newborn babies back across the border: The Cold War had nothing on this new battle against immigration."

GLENN GARVIN

"No Fruits, No Shirts, No Service"

30

YEARS AGO

April 1990

"The Cruzan family and the community of legal scholars are not the only ones anxiously awaiting the Supreme Court's decision in Cruzan v. Harmon, which is expected early this summer. For the leaders of the right-to-die movement--a loose federation of several organizations that advocate the legalization of passive...

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