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Clemency should be considered in Rahman case

Clemency in a capital murder case is something most of us think about as an 11th-hour, last-resort option, usually granted by the governor. More

Letter To The Editor

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Tearing down Bill Bennett doesn

We live in a spin-filled world, and it's getting worse. The sad case of Dr. William Bennett is a vivid example of that. His critics have hung him in the town square with a sign saying "hypocrite." But let's take a look at the big picture. More

Letters To The Editor

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Seating arrangement puts Tucker on the hot seat

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Backers of race partiality require a double standard

America's leading black journalists seem to be in denial about what affirmative action means. More

Our White House is fluent in the language of fanatics

Maybe Karl Rove has moved his office into The Matrix. Maybe Laurence Fishburne is auditioning for Ari Fleischer's job. Maybe it's all just a bad dream: "The White House Reloaded." More

Sisters of Mercy caught for looking out for others

Two Sisters of Mercy, Rita Mary Olszewski and Karen Donahue, were arrested in Detroit last month for protesting the war in Iraq. The nuns were sentenced to eight hours of community service, which shows that the judge either had a great sense of humor or wasn't paying attention. Sentencing Sisters of Mercy to perform community service is like sentencing Jerry Seinfeld to tell jokes. It's what they do best. 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

Federal ruling on Ritalin needs to calm down

We share the concern of the U.S. House of Representatives over children being improperly medicated for behavioral problems. But we

Our world is overflowing with dopey expressions

How many times have we applauded those who "made a difference in the lives of others" and been admonished to do the same? On the face of it, that has to be one of the more mindless generalities of our modern era. After all, didn't Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot and Castro also make a difference in the lives of others? More

Jeb Bush uses disabled woman as agenda

Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida triggered a national controversy last Tuesday when he overruled attorneys for his own state's Department of Children and Families Services and ordered them to seek the appointment of a guardian for the fetus of a severely disabled woman who had been raped while in a state facility. 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

Rainy days and months always get us down

Is anyone else tired of nature? We realize this space is generally reserved for weighty matters such as the lottery, death penalty and world peace. More

Blair shame shows stigma of racial hiring practices

It seems like everyone has asked me about Jayson Blair

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

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Democrats need to take cue from George W.

Quick, can you name all nine Democratic presidential contenders for the 2004 election? More

Madonna needs to go back to her working-class roots

"Be true to your school."

Bennett, Kennedy stories show privacy issue twist

While Bill Bennett's gambling is fading from the public radar, another story is getting bigger on the screen. John F. Kennedy had an affair with a 19-year-old intern while president of the United States. More