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This is the background image for an unknown creator of an OCR page with image plus hidden text. San Francisco Chronicle Relying on one of the most profound moral texts of the age, the learned...

...After the Salem witch trials and all the death and misery they caused, the authorities who were responsible reviewed what had happened...
...On the other hand it is, perhaps, useful to remind ourselves that even in our oldest and noblest major sport as played by men we like and respect, there is in the national psyche something small and un-evolved that gravitates toward a white man for no better reason than that he is white...
...Andrew Greeley: It might be proper to hold a president to a higher standard of morality...
...OCTOBER 5, 1998] The Tidings (Los Angeles Archdiocese) Moral guidance from Fr...
...Years ago, in the middle of the Whitewater investigation, one heard the first murmurs: white skin notwithstanding, this is our first black President...
...By voting Democrats back into control of the House of Representatives and shutting up DeLay...
...The most disgraceful of the Beltway elite are the Democrats...
...The American people are fed up with Ken Starr and his prurient probe...
...OCTOBER 2, 1998] USA Today A worldly USA Today reporter ventures onto the campus of Boy Clinton's alma mater, old Georgetown U., and encounters Fr...
...Starr may come to do that and to admit, with rue, that he made a tragic mistake in turning a sexual indiscretion into a constitutional crisis...
...How can they make it stop...
...They want it to stop...
...What kind of a stand could the university take...
...SEPTEMBER 4, 1998] The American Spectator December 1998...
...Clinton has been deprived of equality under the law...
...After all, Clinton displays almost every trope of blackness: single-parent household, born poor, working-class, saxophone-playing, McDonald's-and-junk- food-loving boy from Arkansas...
...They could disassociate themselves from him, which is dishonorable and highly judgmental...
...Or do Democrats think the polls are crazy too...
...Blacker than any actual black person who could ever be elected in our children's lifetime...
...The Catholic notion of what is a lie and what constitutes telling the truth is highly sophisticated," says Walsh...
...San Francisco Chronicle Relying on one of the most profound moral texts of the age, the learned Ellen Hegman Wall makes another cogent case for that latest victim of bourgeois society, the sex offender: In the movie, "Dad," Olympia Dukakis plays mother to a 4o-something son played by Ted Danson...
...The mom is telling her son about his father's appetite for bizarre and frequent sex...
...In a very real sense, Mark McGwire had Sammy Sosa beaten before either of them ever picked up a bat...
...This, too, is as American as it gets...
...it is not proper to hold him to a harsher law...
...Something this momentous, if it succeeds, will bring consequential changes in the social compact...
...It's something no one has any right to know...
...OCTOBER 5, 1998] New Yorker Novelist Toni Morrison, midst an otherwise charmingly banal assessment of Our President, erupts with some shockingly biased views against black males, many of whom, one hopes, do not even know her: African-American men seemed to understand it right away...
...That's what I would like to say to Senators Lieberman, Moynihan, Kerrey, and to your silly September 5 editorial about President Clinton's sex life...
...Oh, grow up...
...For example), it's dishonorable to talk about sexual intimacy...
...My own view is that if Mr...
...asks Walsh...
...Clinton is impeached or forced to resign, American Puritanism, with its punitive lusts and its theocratic visions, will be reborn for the twenty-first century...
...The only one he should have apologized to is his wife...
...If someone has no right to know something, you are forbidden to disclose that kind of information about yourself or about another...
...SEPTEMBER 21, 19981 New Orleans Times-Picayune Leonard Pitts, Jr., columnist of color, reads the psyche of a nation whilst bemanuring one of the few actually wholesome news stories of 1998: One hesitates...to distract from what Sosa and McGwire have accomplished...
...James Walsh, master of jesuitry and the Art of Living: But, the Jesuits are just as likely to argue that Clinton was not only right, but nearly obligated, to give the carefully worded legal responses he has...
...OCTOBER 12, 1998] NBC News President William Jefferson Clinton's televised testimony before a grand jury that was barred under pain of severe punishment from laughing, heaving spit balls, or flying paper airplanes into the Boy President's earnest face: If the deponent is the person who has oral sex performed on him then the contact is not with anything on that list, but with the lips of another person...
...Can they not see what the data from the surveys means...
...The exasperated mother says to him, "Oh, grow up...
...The son, himself the father of a college student, looks at his mother slack-jawed in shock and disbelief...
...SEPTEMBER 10, 1998] New Yorker Historical ramblings of the poet E. L. Doctorow, who has had sex in the Oval Office hundreds of times and wears his hair long and does not bathe and wears bell-bottom pants and as a member of the American Civil Liberties Union has been refusing to flush toilets since 1967: Those Republicans now so happy to capitalize on this Democratic misfortune should understand that more than partisan politics is going on here, that this is the unseating of a democratically elected President with all the legitimacy of a coup d'etat...
...It is wishful thinking that Mr...
...Don't the Democrats have the courage and the intelligence to see that they can win the election in November by running against Ken Starr...
...just as those responsible for the hangings of the supposed witches of Salem confessed, too late, that they have been grievously wrong...
...It's not Christian to get on our high horse and point a finger...
...They are said to be good guys decent, caring and humble in welcome contrast to the swaggering malcontents we've seen too much of in sports lately...

Vol. 31 • December 1998 • No. 12


 
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