This Week in the News…

Posted: August 16, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Following are highlights of national news coverage George Mason received during the past week:

Monday, August 12, Houston Chronicle

Push for Slavery Compensation Enters Houston’s Political Mainstream

Walter Williams, an economics professor at George Mason University and nationally syndicated columnist, disagrees. ‘No president or Congress is going to agree on paying reparations to blacks,’ Williams said. ‘I find it amazing that black people can buy into the whole notion that someone is going to give us reparations.’ To him it is just pushing a handout mentality. Besides, he said, ethnic groups that were not in America during the slavery era should not be held accountable.”

Tuesday, August 13, Associated Press Newswires

ABA Condemns Immigrant Detentions

Ernest Gellhorn, a law professor at George Mason University, told the delegates that the administration should not be judged for trying to protect national security. ‘We have a situation where 3,000 innocent people were murdered,’ Gellhorn said. ‘The enemy here wears no uniform…. They are hidden, communicating in secret and may strike, frankly, at any time at any place.'”

Wednesday, August 14, Newsbytes News Network

Fortified By Defense Dollars

“Now, as the local economy regroups after the end of the boom, the brightest regional star is also one of the oldest. More than half of the economic activity in the region can be traced, directly or indirectly, to federal spending, according to the George Mason University Center for Regional Analysis. The massive ripple effect of government spending, filtered through these technology-oriented contractors, is the main reason that the Washington area economy hasn’t staggered as badly as other areas that placed big bets on technology have.”

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