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January 15, 2000

Vol. 182 / No. 2

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January 15, 2000

Joseph A. Califano, Jr.January 15, 2000

What happens across the kitchen table has a far greater influence on whether American adolescents smoke pot or snort cocaine than what happens across the Mexican border. America’s best hope for a drug-free society is in the kitchen, the living room, the classroom and the church pew, not in the

John F. KavanaughJanuary 15, 2000

In my last column, on "millennial moralists" (which yielded a few friendly complaints and started a few arguments, I’m told), I promised a prognostication of 10 ethical challenges for the next thousand years. It didn’t take long to realize how foolhardy such a proposal might be

George M. AndersonJanuary 15, 2000

"End detention as we know it": This was the goal presented at the beginning of the third annual Detention Watch Network conference on Nov. 25-28 in Baltimore, Md. Using the phrase in satiric imitation of Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign promise to restructure welfare, James Haggerty, an

James Martin, S.J.January 15, 2000

Over two million people have lost their lives and over four million have been displaced in the war waged by the government of Sudan against its own people in the south. It is arguably the greatest humanitarian catastrophe in the world, dwarfingat least in terms of casualtiesthe recent crises in Koso

Of Many Things
George M. AndersonJanuary 15, 2000

It was barely after 6 a.m. on a Thursday, but already lines had formed at the Greyhound gates on the lower level of the Port Authority bus terminal in New York City. On the longest linefor the 7 a.m. bus to Washingtona baby was crying in its mother’s arms. I was in a nearby line for the bus to

Our readersJanuary 15, 2000

Good Begets BetterIs it my imagination, or is less space being allocated for letters? The stimulating articles prompt stimulating responses, and I’d like to see more.Christine Matthews, O.P.Toledo, OhioCoffee at the CliffThe article by Paul Robichaud, C.S.P., Tourist or Pilgrim, Rescuing the J

The EditorsJanuary 15, 2000

Last spring the 4,400 students at Santa Fe High School, which is part of a school district near Galveston, Tex., voted to elect one of their number to deliver an inspirational message before the home games of the school’s football team. Marian Ward, the senior chosen, was warned by school admi