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Issue: "Mounting a defense," May 25, 2002

They're making the same dire predictions for this bill that they made in '95 and '96.

House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-Texas), on liberal concerns about strengthening of work requirements in this year's welfare-reform legislation. The hype in 1996 was that changes would harm the poor, but even opponents of that year's legislation now acknowledge its success.

If an ad answers a question that a child doesn't have, there's a chance you'll incite his or her curiosity.

U.S. drug czar John P. Walters on research that suggests government anti-drug ads have not discouraged teen drug use and may have even encouraged drug use among some younger teens.

Over here, no one makes fun of us.

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Daniel Hernandez, 20, who with his older and younger brothers wielded homemade light sabers of metal and wood as they waited outside Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood on May 15 for the midnight premiere of the new Star Wars movie, Attack of the Clones.

I'll miss him, but I'm glad he's gone.

Florida State coach Bobby Bowden on former Florida coach Steve Spurrier, who this year begins coaching the NFL's Washington Redskins.

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