Backgrounder posted June 14, 1991
Women in Combat: Why Rush to Judgment?
Should America send women into combat? This question is again
before Congress as part of the intense debate over a defense budget
bill. At stake is a policy change that could affect millions of
women and men, have major cultural implications and alter America's
On June 18, the Armed Services Committee's Subcommittee…
Backgrounder posted March 29, 1991
Federal Support for Early Childhood Programs: Caution is Needed
Americans overwhelmingly believe that parents know best how to
raise young children. This is confirmed in poll after poll. ("For
Better or Worse, Results from a Newsweek Gallup poll, 1989,"
Newsweek, Special Issue on Children, Summer 1990, p. 18.) Experts,
too, agree that the family home is the optimum setting for early