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Embedding in Hollywood is a shallow, empty duty

Americans flipping channels last Sunday night between war coverage and the Oscars were treated to a rare instance of defining clarity. While Hollywood displayed its paler feathers on ABC, a series of POWs from the first Gulf War appeared on the all-news channels to tell of their experiences while captives of the Iraqi military in 1991. More

Moore should know there is a time for everything

Filmmaker Michael Moore either forgot or doesn

Fyke: a great leader of Metro Parks system

Nashville has been extremely fortunate that Jim Fyke has been at the helm of its parks system. Under Fyke

Letters To The Editor

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Next time the ACLU needs to name names

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) may have the right idea, but it went about it in the wrong way. The civil rights organization has long been concerned about the broad latitude given the federal government under the USA Patriot Act, which gives the government more generous surveillance authority over those it suspects may be conducting terrorist activities. More

What part of war should the media show the public?

As the Iraqi campaign surges forward, what should the viewing public see on TV? Our answer: as much as possible, within the limits of good taste, operational security, and respect for the families of any casualties. More

And that's the way it isn't, when it comes to the news

No surprise, ideologues on both the left and the right are screaming that the media coverage of the Iraq War is slanted away from their beliefs. But this fury is not very important because there are so many media outlets that the sheer amount of information Americans can potentially get obliterates any narrow agenda an individual journalist might have. More

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As we write this, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and HCA are sitting down at a table at Vanderbilt University with a mediator to discuss the renewal of the insurer

High-tech war technology gives U.S. edge, certainty

Early March, Mrs. Williams and I abandoned the snow and the cold to vacation in Panama City, Fla. We savored the hospitality of our many friends, not to mention several fresh fish dinners served at Captain Anderson's restaurant and at the homes of our friends. More

Act to impede the death penalty of Abdur

I write to request the intervention of people of good faith in the case of Abu-Ali Abdur

Letters To The Editor

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Travel magazine poll boosts, baffles Nashville

Last week, Travel & Leisure

Commend our troops, but keep questioning the war

So here's the dilemma: For six months you argue against the proposed war in Iraq. It's unnecessary, it's unwise, it's even dangerous. And then the president of the United States ignores your advice, as well as that of America's oldest allies, and decides to go war anyway. What do you do? More

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The so-called peace protests that occurred around the country again last weekend clearly have a lot of organization and financing behind them. The same printed signs turn up at every protest. Parade permits are obtained, and orchestrated communications efforts make sure the media is well informed of their events. All very well-coordinated

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

Time and patience: two items for wartime success

The impatience of the news media

Letters To The Editor

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Give embedded reporters a dose of tolerance

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Corporate America deals up the post-Saddam spoils

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner in Iraq. Yes, I know that as I