Thomas Hearings Scorecard

WINNERS

PHONE COMPANIES

Friends debating long distance, citizens swamping the lines to Capitol Hill, and lobbyists sending everything by fax meant big profits for the Bell clan.

C-SPAN

The best indictment of those skimpy network sound bites. Don't you wish you could get to know presidential candidates as well as you were able to size up the Judiciary Committee?

TERM LIMITATIONS

A lot more voters will probably embrace the idea now, if only because some of those senior Senators seemed so out of touch with reality.

BLACK PROFESSIONALS

The Senate turned to impressive black lawyers and public officials on both sides...

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