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Iraqi war puts Augusta flap well in perspective

It was impossible to ignore the jarring juxtaposition of last weekend's top-of-the-fold datelines

NAACP: one of the few to take on the gun lobby

Precious few organizations are currently willing to battle the gun lobby, but the NAACP is bucking that trend. They recently filed suit against 80 gun manufacturers and wholesalers, alleging that due to their indiscriminate distribution practices, African Americans and other minorities are experiencing a disproportionately higher number of deaths and injuries from gun violence, especially among teens. More

Baseball Hall of Fame

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Congress should choose high road on tax package

With the war in Iraq drawing down, President Bush has started a new campaign. He's trying to use his military success to propel a huge and irresponsible tax cut into law. Now it's up to Congress to rediscover its independence and force the president to make significant compromises. More

Parents, not state, should regulate kids

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It should come as no surprise that the fall of Saddam Hussein is causing an avalanche of repercussions all around the world. While no one can predict the future, the immediate past is fairly easy to catalog, and Saddam has taken a lot of people down with him. The following folks are, at this very moment, feeling Saddam's pain. More

Still a long, bumpy road to equality in our schools

It's a long, bumpy road separating a school like Chicago's Langston Hughes Elementary School from an elite college like the University of Michigan. More

Is it right to give what one person earns to another?

There's considerable confusion on public policy issues that would be more intelligently discussed if we would say what is actually meant rather than use euphemistic disguises. More

Castro continues to give Cuba a bad name

If anyone wondered if Fidel Castro has mellowed in his old age, the execution of three would-be ferryboat hijackers by firing squad last week should answer the question. More

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The wit, wisdom of Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

The newest, perhaps the first, celebrity to emerge from the war is none other than Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf, the former Iraqi information minister who brought a unique approach to acting as Saddam Hussein

Permit the United Nations to make the peace in Iraq

With the dramatic toppling of the statue of Saddam Hussein in the middle of Baghdad, the war might as well be over. Was there ever any doubt who was going to win? More

Time for the war critics to explain condemnation

Forgive me for engaging in a little "triumphalism." I'm darn proud of our men and women in uniform. More

The antiwar crowd has a lot of explaining to do

I want to rub it in the antiwar crowd's face so badly. I want to hear the protesters explain why it's a bad thing we released more than 100 children from an Iraqi gulag for underage political prisoners. I want them to talk about how they were fighting for the Iraqi people as the Iraqi people hug and kiss the American forces in Baghdad and greet the human shields with signs reading "Go Home You Wankers." More

Will legacy of Tulia kill bucks-for-busts policing?

America is a level playing field. So, naturally, college admissions policies should never take race into account at all. At least that's what the Bush administration argued in front of the Supreme Court lately. More

After six months of intense promoting of Martha Burk as the voice of women by both USA Today and ESPN, no more than a whopping 75 protesters showed up to give Ms. Burk their support for her cause at the Masters Tournament this past weekend. Additionally, not only did Jesse Jackson not show up in support as promised, Burk herself only committed one hour of her time actually protesting for her personal vindication against Augusta National. More

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