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Mark Twain once said, "There is no distinctly American criminal class except Congress." Were he alive today, he just might have mentioned professional athletes. More

Shuttle report to dissect NASA management

NASA and the nation have some big questions to answer before the United States restarts its space shuttle program. More

Letters To The Editor

To comment on a City Paper story or local issue, send us a typed letter 100 words or less (with zip code and a daytime phone number for verification) to: letters@nashvillecitypaper.com, or Editor, The City Paper, P.O. Box 158434, Nashville, TN 37215. Letters may be edited to fit. There is no guarantee letters received will be printed. More

White House confesses fabricating case for war

Here we go again: What did the president really know? That More

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We generally support Sen. Bill Frist, but we think legislation he pushed to put a cap on pain and suffering in malpractice cases has some flaws. More

Letters To The Editor

To comment on a City Paper story or local issue, send us a typed letter 100 words or less (with zip code and a daytime phone number for verification) to: letters@nashvillecitypaper.com, or Editor, The City Paper, P.O. Box 158434, Nashville, TN 37215. Letters may be edited to fit. There is no guarantee letters received will be printed. More

U.S. morals disintegrate with weakening of Vatican

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Only good Constitution is deceased Constitution

Over the Fourth of July weekend, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was nearly squished. A giant beam nearly fell on her as she sat on the stage during a celebration of the U.S. Constitution. More

Shades of Gov. Gray: now the system's striking back

Californians are used to earthquakes. But this one's different. In fact, it has so rattled the political landscape in the Golden State that it has the state's political establishment running for the doorjambs and stocking up on canned goods. It's dawning on them: This could be The Big One. More

Internet voting would increase electoral input

The Pentagon is experimenting with Internet voting for the 2004 elections for approximately 100,000 voters who live overseas and now receive absentee ballots. More

Letters To The Editor

To comment on a City Paper story or local issue, send us a typed letter 100 words or less (with zip code and a daytime phone number for verification) to: letters@nashvillecitypaper.com, or Editor, The City Paper, P.O. Box 158434, Nashville, TN 37215. Letters may be edited to fit. There is no guarantee letters received will be printed. More

Scientific study

This just in: Children of divorce do better when both parents live in the same general vicinity. Stunning, I know. More

Democrats finally take off kid gloves against Bush

It has taken the main challenger of former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean a while to follow Dean

Folks should ease up on Shumaker hullabaloo

Media and lawmakers around the state may be too quick to condemn University of Tennessee President John Shumaker over alleged misuse of a state airplane, and we think the culprit may be the ghost of Wade Gilley. More

Letters To The Editor

To comment on a City Paper story or local issue, send us a typed letter 100 words or less (with zip code and a daytime phone number for verification) to: letters@nashvillecitypaper.com, or Editor, The City Paper, P.O. Box 158434, Nashville, TN 37215. Letters may be edited to fit. There is no guarantee letters received will be printed. More

California recall campaign just initiation of nightmare

California's at it again. The land of goofy politics is about to hit another low point. With a state budget deficit of major proportions staring them in the face, the voters are about to hold a $30 million special election to recall their governor. More

Major news media need called down for ignorance

People in the major news media have come in for considerable criticism. They've been charged with anti-Americanism, leftism, bias and just plain lying, as in the cases of former New York Times reporter Jayson Blair, The Associated Press' Washington reporter Christopher Newton, and the New Republic's associate editor Stephen Glass. More

Fast food could finally be losing its oily luster

Food, the last frontier. Efforts are mounting on several fronts in the fight to de-tubby our teens, deflate our obese children, and forsake the fat. More

Letters To The Editor

To comment on a City Paper story or local issue, send us a typed letter 100 words or less (with zip code and a daytime phone number for verification) to: letters@nashvillecitypaper.com, or Editor, The City Paper, P.O. Box 158434, Nashville, TN 37215. Letters may be edited to fit. There is no guarantee letters received will be printed. More

Rumsfeld fields questions from

In 1970, the late Vice President Spiro Agnew famously remarked, "In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism." More