The Gop Should Zero In On Protecting Our Rights

In his second inauguration speech, President Clinton backed away rhetorically from the activist big-government themes of his first term. Before Republicans relax over the prospects of a budget deal, however, they should take note of the budget land mines Clinton sowed in the period between his reelection and his inauguration and reconsider their approach to governing, emphasizing oversight of the executive branch instead of a legislative agenda.

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