Americans are blessed with great plenty; we are a generous people and we have a moral obligation to assist those who are suffering from poverty, disease, war and famine.
Unquestionably, the world is better off without Saddam.
Our failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq thus far has been deeply troubling, and our intelligence-gathering process needs thorough and unbiased investigation.
But even race-neutral policies and recruitment efforts designed to achieve greater diversity are, in the end, not race neutral.
Neither the University of Michigan nor its law school uses a quota system.
Unless action is taken soon - unless we can display the same vision of that earlier period - we will lose the treasure of California's open space and environmental beauty.