Tom Morganthau

Piling Up The Gold

The press conference in Colorado Springs last month probably won't go down as a milestone in the history of the modern Olympics, but it was a revealing moment nevertheless.

Losing Ground

Consider some statistics on life and death in America: The infant-mortality rate for African-Americans, 17.7 deaths per 1,000 births, is more than double the average for whites.

A Tough Winter

Newlywed--well, they were married a year and a half ago--and newly homeless, Linda and Ernie Russeau spend most of their day marking time at a neighborhood drop-in center on Cass Avenue in Detroit.

Will Bush's Plan Work?

Part bluff, part bargaining and part brinkmanship, the 28-year history of nuclear arms-control agreements between the superpowers has been a frustrating and mostly ineffectual exercise in bean counting in the shadow of apocalypse.

A Moment For Dreams

The Red Army is demoralized and the KGB is under assault. The idea of world communist revolution is a faded dream. So what's left of the central purposes of the last four decades of American national-security policy-containing Soviet expansionism and deterring the Soviet military threat?

Are Cities Obsolete?

Bridgeport, Conn., isn't just Anyplace. With 141,686 residents, it is the 123rd largest city in the United States and the biggest in Connecticut. It also has an eroding tax base, a growing welfare population and more than $200 million in long-term debt.

Target: Wichita

The tactics were clearly borrowed from the civil-rights movement of the 1960s, and they worked flawlessly. In Wichita, Kans., a protracted campaign of civil disobedience by the hard-line anti-abortion group Operation Rescue divided the city, made national headlines and led to the intervention last week of the federal government-on both sides of the issue. "This has been our most successful event ever," said an Operation Rescue leader, the Rev.Pat Mahoney of Boca Raton,Fla. "We're in a fishbowl...

The Cia And Bcci

An exclusive look at how the agency penetrated the outlaw bank to spy on drug lords and terrorists As bank busts go, the mushrooming scandal over the Bank of Credit and Commerce International may be the great-granddaddy of them all.

Race On Campus: Failing The Test?

America's colleges and universities, once havens of tolerance, have become laboratories for social antagonism The real truth about race relations on college campuses today is that they have never been better--and that they are, as Ohio State University student Sheron Smith puts it, "Terrible.

A Boost For Brady

With the NRA weakened and crime on the rise, new support for gun control The grin, the jokes, the hint of huskiness in the voice: it was vintage Ronald Reagan, back in Washington again.

Allied Blitzkrieg

With an avalanche of ordnance and phalanxes of hard-charging tanks, allied land forces finally swarmed into Kuwait and southern Iraq at 4 o'clock Sunday morning.

Ferraro in the Limelight

Never mind that there were still a few Democrats who mourned Walter Mondale's failure to appoint Sen. Lloyd Bentsen as his vice presidential nominee -- and never mind that an unnamed aide to the Reagan-Bush campaign saw Mondale's real choice for veep as "a nasty woman" who would "claw Ronald Reagan's eyes out just to be vice president." Never mind that Nancy Reagan's hairdresser in Washington thought the nominee's haircut wasn't as fluffy and feminine as it ought to be, and never mind that Rep.

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