Chapter 10 — Democrats, DOA
For more information about Clinton's history on faith-based charitable organizations:
New York Times, "Filter Aid to Poor Through Churches, Bush Urges," Adam Clymer, July 23, 1999.
On federal crimes and the death penalty: Bill Clinton,
Between Hope and History (Random House), 1996, p. 80.
On gay marriages: Washington Post, "Clinton Ad
Touting Defense of Marriage is Pulled," Howard Kurtz, October 17, 1996; and Washington Post, "Ad on Christian
Radio Touts Clinton's Stands," Howard Kurtz, October 15, 1996.
On welfare: New York Times, "A War on Poverty
Subtly Linked to Race," Jason DeParle and Steven A. Holmes, December 26, 2000. On teen-age parents and welfare and adoption
tax credit: Minnesota Daily, "Clinton's Waffling Reaches New Levels," May 7, 1996.
On capital gains taxes: Republican National Committee
news release, "Statement by RNC Chairman Jim Nicholson on the Tax Relief and Balanced Budget Agreement," July 31, 1997.
On the death penalty: New York Times, "Charges of Bias Challenge U.S. Death Penalty," Raymond Bonner, June
24, 2000; and New York Times, "Clinton Is Urged to Declare a Moratorium on Federal Executions," Raymond Bonner, November
On new police and three strikes law: Clinton, Between Hope and History, pp. 75-81.
On rates of the uninsured: the New York Times, "A War on Poverty Subtly Linked to Race," Jason DeParle and
Steven A. Holmes, December 26, 2000.
On insurance to illegal immigrants: Time, "Clinton's Plan: DOA?," Michael Duffy, February 14, 1994; and the Orlando Sentinel, "Refusing a Helping Hand," Wendy Zimmerman and Michael Fix, September 20, 1998.
Clinton on late-term abortions, San Francisco Chronicle, "Clinton Message on Christian Radio Back to Haunt
Him," Marc Sandalow, October 19, 1996; and the New York Times, "Deal on UN Dues Breaks an Impasse and Draws Critics,"
Eric Schmitt, November 16, 1999.
On the Land Mine Ban Treaty: Boston Globe, "US Should Sign Treaty Banning Land Mines," Susannah Sirkin and Gina
Coplon-Newfield, August 11, 2000.
On the Kyoto agreement: New York Times., "Treaty Talks Fail to Find Consensus in Global Warming," Andrew Revkin, November 26, 2000.
On drilling on federal lands: The Nation, "Teapot Dome, Part II: The Rush for Alaskan Oil," Jeffery St. Clair and Alexander Cockburn,
April 7, 1997; and The Nation, "Al Gore's Teapot Dome; Occidental Petroleum Acquires Large Portion of Elk Hills," Alexander Cockburn,
July 17, 2000.
On fuel efficiency standards: New York Times, "The Energy Plan: The Standards," Keith Bradsher, May 18, 2001.
On activity on the Kyoto Agreement right before the election: the Guardian, "Sinking Feelings: Climate
change is one of the greatest threats to life as we know it," Paul Brown, October 11, 2000.
Republican support for revising the arsenic standards
was reported in the New York Times, "House Demanding Strict Guidelines on Arsenic Levels," Douglas Jehl, July 28, 2001.
Information about the federal funding of faith-based
organizations is from the Christian Science Monitor, "War On Poverty Enlists Churches," Gail Russell Chaddock,
June 19, 2000.
Sources for policies on overseas funding for abortions
are the New York Times,
"Bush Acts to Halt
Overseas Spending Tied to Abortion," Frank Bruni and Marc Lacey, January 23, 2001; and the New York Times, "Deal on
UN Dues breaks an Impasse and Draws Critics," Eric Schmitt, November 16, 1999.
Statistics about the availability of abortion doctors
come from Planned Parenthood/Family Planning Perspectives, "Factors Hindering Access to Abortion Services,"
Stanley K. Henshaw, 27(2), 54-59 & 87.