20 Years Ago
"The pressure is on, brought in part by a feisty class of 73 GOP House freshmen. In March, the freshman class proposed eliminating the Departments of Energy, Commerce, Education, and Housing. Meanwhile, freshman Rep. Mark Neumann (R-Wis.) has offered a plan that, by eliminating more than 100 agencies and programs, would balance the federal budget in four years. So there's hope."
-Rick Henderson, "Scope Trial"
"Like the rest of the welfare debate, the school lunch brouhaha is, at its serious heart, about how best to help peopleâ€¦whose lives are so disorganized that they have never learned how to put together a decent, inexpensive meal for their children. Knowledge possessed by illiterate peasants all over the world has somehow been lost in America."
-Virginia Postrel, "Food Fight"