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Affirmative action victory keeps status quo slogging

President Bush was the big winner last week in the Supreme Court's decision on affirmative action. More

Income affirmative action puts aid on equal footing

America still has big trouble figuring out how to deal with racial issues. For a country that prides itself on "diversity," we continue to be clueless on how to deal with race in a constitutional way. More

Stop porn, keep free speech in public libraries

The Supreme Court has wisely decided that public libraries that use filtering devices on their computers may receive federal money for doing so. More

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In 25 years, we hope that Jim Crow won't be necessary. Next month, we feel that antitrust laws can be fully enforced. Every third Friday during the summer months, it will be OK to yell fire in a crowded movie theater. More

The most compelling creature on movie screens this summer is neither a green comic book character nor a trio of sexy, karate-chopping private eyes. More

California helps us feel better about our politics

Politics in Tennessee is fun, but we can

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

The truth is a non-story in our 24/7 media culture

"It is very common for the first information following a crisis to be wrong, and when I say wrong, I mean wrong."

Kilpatrick follows political path of Maynard Jackson

The news couldn

Nashville airport flies above, beyond Knoxville

We had to chuckle at the outrage professed by the Knoxville Airport Authority over what it terms an unfair advertising campaign by Nashville International Airport. 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

Americans begin to reap rewards of accountability

What do Wall Street stock analysts, Roman Catholic bishops, New York Times editors, and your family pediatrician all have in common? More

No reason to allow thugs in today

Marc Epstein teaches history at Jamaica High School in Queens, N.Y. He wrote the feature story, titled

History not on side of peace in Middle East

There seems to be some small hope now that the U.S.-backed

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

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

City councils consider setting lap dance limits

To hear the women who testified this week before the Los Angeles City Council, it's a simple matter of bread and butter. They're just trying to support their families, or work their way through school, or build a better life. More

Why California governor deserves to be recalled

California Gov. Gray Davis is a dead man walking. The most unpopular governor in California's history could very well become the first in the state to be recalled. More

Court cases don

So the debate about affirmative action will go on. In deciding two University of Michigan affirmative action cases recently, the U.S. Supreme Court left us where it found us. The justices upheld the consideration of race as a factor in admissions at the University of Michigan law school, but struck down a weighted point system that tilted in favor of minorities in Michigan More

Brinkley

The death of journalist David Brinkley brought the usual cries of how terrible the state of TV news is these days. Newsweek magazine, always a predictable source of establishment angst, praised Brinkley as one of a kind and far superior to the "blowhard" TV news types these days. I felt quite a breeze as that insult whizzed by. More