Wednesday, November 19, 1997

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  • Lesbians and Congress

    Openly gay and lesbian political candidates are becoming more andmore commonplace all across America. But not in the nation’scapitol. Out of 435 members of Congress, only two are openly gay— Barney Frank of Massachusetts and Jim Kolbe a Republicanfrom Arizona. And both of them came out after they were elected.

  • Headwaters Forest

    Earlier this month, Democracy Now! aired the story of apolice assault on environmental protesters who had chainedthemselves down in Congressman Frank Riggs’ office in Eureka,California.

  • Dilbert

    The cartoon strip Dilbert has emerged from a small daily strip eightyears ago to a multi-media and multi-million dollar titan. It nowappears in some 1,700 papers and Dilbert books are regularly onthe best-seller lists.

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