Congress Builds a Coffin

(The following appeared in the Congressional Record on December 12, 1995.) We are now in the final days of the first session of the 104th Congress. In a short while we will have worked out some accommodations on the budget. We must do this, for we will now be engaged …

‘It Will Shame the Congress’

Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan made the following statement on the Senate floor on September 16, 1995. On this, the likely final day of the debate on the welfare reform measure before us, it is worth noting that in the lead story of The New York Times this morning, a story …

The Peace Dividend

There is much talk in Washington just now of the “peace dividend,” the amount of money the Federal government will not need for defense now that we can see the end of the cold war. As ever, it’s not quite that simple. If we don’t think this matter through, we …