Money and Politics

  • If proposed exemptions to the 20-year-old Freedom of Information Act are granted by Congress, journalists and other researchers investigating government and corporate abuses of power will be severely hampered in their efforts.

  • Pesticides have been shown to drift widely from agricultural fields during cop-dusting operations and adversely affect the health of suburban residents. Yet only eight states have specific regulations aimed at controlling the problem, and because of federal budget cuts, the EPA has not monitored air quality of suburban communities since 1982.

  • A follow-up story relates that the NED will no longer be permitted to give more than 25% of its aid to a single organization.

  • The country's largest toxic waste dump is located in one of the poorest counties in the South, near a town where most of the residents are black. The dump is operated by a company that has paid various members of Alabama Governor George Wallace's family and staff in the course of gaining approval for its activities.

  • The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) was created by the Reagan administration in 1983 to provide financial support to various groups in nations struggling to establish democratic systems of government.

  • An essay on the unanswerable questions raised by the 1978 assassination of San Francisco May George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk, and their killers suicide less than a year after his release from prison. Coburn's conclusions differ from those of both White's defense attorney and the city's current mayor.

  • Exposure of the Reagan Administration's expansion of its secrecy directive, which the press had reported rescinded. It was revealed that Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, former ambassador to the UN, had declined to sign a government prepublication review contract.

  • Exposure of the Reagan Administration's expansion of its secrecy directive, which the press had reported rescinded. It was revealed that Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, former ambassador to the UN, had declined to sign a government prepublication review contract.

  • 14 years after the SST was banned from making transcontinental flights across the US, the US Navy plans to use extensive airspace over central NV to test its supersonic F-18 jets. But many of the state's residents who live directly beneath the planned route have organized to prohibit the flights.

  • Exposure of the Reagan Administration's expansion of its secrecy directive, which the press had reported rescinded. It was revealed that Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, former ambassador to the UN, had declined to sign a government prepublication review contract.

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