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Issue: "End of the innocence," Jan. 30, 1999

The verdict of history will be that his perjury and witness tampering were true but were excused by Democrats out of partisan loyalty.... He will serve out his term as a political O. J. Simpson.

Wall Street Journal editorial page editor Paul Gigot, following the conclusion of the House managers' case against the president.

I didn't really expect any other result because [British Columbia] is so accepting of different lifestyles.

Transsexual Tawney Sheridan on the Canadian justice system. Ms. Sheridan was awarded C$2,000 after a gay bar "discriminated" against her by refusing her access to the women's restroom.

We had one member of Congress stand up and applaud. Remember, this is a big, big problem.

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President Bill Clinton, after a reference to the Y2K problem in his State of the Union address failed to elicit even the usual polite applause.

In some cases, we could use a few more words between 'Hello' and 'Would you sleep with me?'

Scott Sassa, president of NBC Entertainment, promising fewer racy shows on his network. He said he wasn't out to create a new Family Channel, but admitted that NBC's entire prime-time lineup included only one show with a nuclear family.


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