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Letters To The Editor

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Public policy forgets we have common sense

We had to laugh at the recent news that the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine had issued a report criticizing fast-food salads as having too much fat in them. More

Bush's symbolism sends fine message of strength

I think it was Adlai Stevenson who said that America can choke on a gnat but swallow tigers whole. We've just defeated the rabid tiger of Saddam Hussein, but we're gagging over one of the most insignificant controversies in a long while. I'm referring, of course, to the "scandal" of President Bush landing on an aircraft carrier. More

U.S. initiates a painful passage toward peace

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Letters To The Editor

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Will Bush the Younger see history repeat itself?

Last week a student appeared in Steve's office at George Washington University, and with tears welling in her eyes, she talked about the bleak picture facing her after graduation. More

Americans now reward people for bad behavior

Perhaps the most profound change in American society over the past 40 years is how bad behavior is processed. When I grew up in the 1960s, bad boys and girls were usually held accountable for their misbehavior, punishment was almost a lock, and very few scandals resulted in profit participation. More

Casinos play high-stakes game with privacy

Playing fast and loose with state lottery money

Who, in January, thought it would take six months to pass a lottery bill? But here we are in May still waiting to play our first $2 lottery game at the local convenience store. More

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As Americans, we would not knowingly let foreign terrorists take over the street corners in our neighborhoods and ignore that their business is enforcing their destructive will. We would demand that law enforcement uproot them from our doorsteps. More

Principle of free society: People own themselves

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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

Helpful hints on how to ride out tornado season

This week the deadliest series of tornadoes to roll across the United States in 2003 wreaked havoc across three states, including Tennessee. More

Gephardt puts health care over tax cuts for wealthy

Nine Democrats are running for president in 2004, and there had been no way to tell them apart. Until Congressman Dick Gephardt hit one out of the park. More

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Sandra Banning and her 8-year-old daughter are faithful members of Calvary Chapel, a church in Elk Grove, Calif. "In our home we are practicing Christians," the mother related last summer. 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

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. employees

No matter how battered the reputations of corporate America

The last thing Iraq needs right now is democracy

I think the last thing Iraq needs is democracy. Yes, I've been pounding my shoe on the table in favor of democratizing Iraq for a couple years now. And when I say the last thing Iraq needs is democracy, I don't mean it shouldn't have it. I mean elections should be the last on a long list of priorities for Iraq. More

More people turning to arts after terror attacks

Tourism has been down since the terrorist events of Sept. 11, 2001, but a surprising survey shows that one segment of leisure activity is up