The Political Interest Clinton's House Rules

Would you permit the police to search your home, at will and without a warrant, if doing so would reduce crime? Defying his liberal constituency, Bill Clinton says if you're one of the 3 million mostly poor and mostly black Americans living in the nation's 17,491 public housing projects, you would -- and you should. Acting on that conviction, the President is urging local housing agencies to rewrite their leases so residents can allow cops to do just that.

Ever since Richard Nixon's 1968 campaign for the White House, Presidents have pledged to "restore law and order." Nixon couldn't -- and...

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