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The New Republic

The Soul of a New Machine Politician

Al D'Amato, the Senate's leading shakedown artist. Last March Senator Alfonse D'Amato was having din- dinner at his favorite restaurant in New York City's Little Italy when he was told he had a phone call from President Reagan. The president was personally calling senators to line up support for an...

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You're HIV Positive. And We're Cancelling Your Coverage.

Imagine this: Not long after getting word that you are HIV positive, you receive a letter from your insurance carrier. They're revoking your coverage because, upon examining your medical records, they've decided you knew about your condition and hid it from them. You have no idea what they are talking...

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Al Regnery's Secret Life

The pathetic career of Reagan's juvenile justice chief.Until early June, Alfred Regnery was the administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention in the Reagan Justice Department. In this position Regnery has faithfully followed the president's policy of seeking to abolish the office. The office was established in...