May 12, 2000
The power of a million moms
In Israel, they call themselves the "Mothers' Movement to Leave Lebanon." In Russia, they're the "Soldiers' Mothers Committee." Sunday in Washington, D.C., the maternal peace-mongers will be known simply as a "Million Moms." They will be marching to demand tougher gun control laws.
Europe's bigger role in Kosovo
Ever since the first U.S. troops were sent into the chaos of a crumbling Yugoslavia, charged with stopping ethnic cleansing and keeping the "peace," Congress and other Americans have complained that it's not our problem. It's the Europeans' problem, so let them provide the solution.
Paying for long-term care
George W. Bush's plan for helping Americans cope with the cost of long-term health care has major flaws, but he deserves credit for tackling the issue.
Water shortage deserves to be taken seriously
I went for a walk around noon last Saturday and was dismayed to see two of my neighbors watering their nice, green lawns. A few hours later, several were washing their cars. It seems they either don't know or, more likely, don't care that our area is experiencing a serious drought.