Airline security: mocked but vastly improved

Quietly, as war looms in Iraq and we continue the war in Afghanistan, there is a revolution that has taken place in America that is contributing to safety from terrorism. It is a movement that originally was much derided, but in fact has taken root and made a difference. More

Letters To The Editor

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Businessman Bredesen takes charge of budget

In the movie 'Dave', Kevin Kline plays a presidential look-alike who must substitute for the real deal when the president suffers a stroke. Among other dilemmas he faces is saving a social program prized by the president More

Bush

It is no inconsequential matter that President Bush submitted a budget to Congress proposing a $307 billion deficit for 2004. For much of the past 10 years there has been bipartisan agreement on Capitol Hill that the federal government balance its books. More

Colin Powell fails to make satisfactory case for war

Even the most ardent anti-war activist must admit that Secretary of State Colin Powell made a powerful presentation before the U.N. Security Council. More

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Metro Schools should farm out public relations

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Snow job

Watching freshly minted Treasury Secretary John Snow, a longtime promoter of balanced budgets, hit the Hill this week to flack for the president's new red-ink-drenched budget, I felt like I had stumbled across a Richard Simmons infomercial pitching Big Macs. More

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Anti-war reasoning based on emotions, not evidence

If I were the sort of high-ranking Iraqi official who gets briefed on what's going on abroad
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