THE CHILDREN'S CRUSADE

FORGET THE BUDGET CONSENSUS. NOW CLINTON WANTS TO KEEP REPUBLICANS OFF GUARD BY BEING NICE TO KIDS

One good thing about winning re-election: this year Bill Clinton didn't have to consult pollsters to choose his vacation spot. But when he returns next month from three weeks of golf and sun on Martha's Vineyard, the country may wonder if another election looms, because the White House will be dispensing a new dose of the same formula Clinton and his pollsters perfected in last year's campaign. Call it the Cult of the Child. From day care to children's health to keeping schools open all afternoon, the White House will be churning out new kid-focused proposals as fast as Gerber can...

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