The Public Eye: Is Brown Bagged?

Is Brown Bagged?

Why are good people reluctant to serve in government? All the civics student needs to know can be found in the saga of the nomination of Sam Brown. In September 1993, Bill Clinton asked the former head of ACTION, the agency that oversees the Peace Corps, to be U.S. ambassador to the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE), a 52-nation organization in Vienna that mediates conflicts in the former Soviet republics and promotes human rights. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held hearings on Nov. 18 and approved the nomination, 11 to 9, on March 22. Brown, nonetheless, is a...

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