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Monday, April 21, 2003

Letter of the day from the Anchorage Daily News
Life is different with the GOP in charge, but is it better? Hardly

Remember when Bill Clinton was president? The federal budget ran an unprecedented surplus. The national debt was being paid down. The economy enjoyed unheard of growth. The stock market boomed. Wages reached record heights. Unemployment was practically nil. The government withheld only a bare minimum of information from the public. Citizens were not routinely spied on. Our Bill of Rights was at least moderately upheld. America was at peace. We were respected in the world. Our nation's power was seen as a force for good. Our allies trusted us. And the Republicans swore by God that if they ran the country, things would be different.

Turns out they weren't kidding.

-- David A. James


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