THE WEEK: JULY 16-22

JULY 16-22

NATION

"MEND IT, BUT DON'T END IT"

After months of seeming to waffle on the issue, President Clinton came down squarely on the side of affirmative action. Declaring that "affirmative action has been good for America," the President vowed to maintain the federal policy because when done right, "it is flexible, it is fair, and it works." Top Republicans were unimpressed and said they would continue to push for a complete scrapping of the policy.

"END IT, YOU CAN'T MEND IT" One of those Republicans did more than just talk. California Governor and presidential aspirant Pete Wilson used his...

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