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Tuesday, July 15, 1997

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  • RACISM AND CAMPAIGN FINANCE

    The Senate’s campaign finance hearings resume today. But with the focus of the hearings on Chinese and Asian American fund-raising activity, and not so subtle references to a supposed Asian influence, the Governmental Affairs Committee chaired by Senator Fred Thompson has come under fire for racial stereotyping.

  • CAMBODIA

    New Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen this past weekend invited international scrutiny of his regime’s human rights record and pledged to hold a free and fair general election at an unspecified date.

  • CONSERVATIVE FOUNDATIONS

    At least since 1994, when the Republican Revolution swept into Washington, the national political agenda has been dominated by the American right. Whether welfare repeal or anti-immigration policies, the right has been hugely successful in attacking and dismantling many of the gains of the New Deal and the Great Society programs of the 1930s and 1960s.