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Technology should figure in abortion debate

Last week, the Senate voted overwhelmingly to ban partial-birth abortion. The measure now goes to the House, where it is expected to pass this spring. 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

Bush administration uses muscle against little guys

The Bush administration continues to flex its muscles and use its might overseas against the little guys. More

Munich, Vietnam: Which analogy is right for today?

As President Bush drives the nation steadily toward war, what is the right analogy, Munich or Vietnam? What course is more dangerous, appeasement or arrogance? 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

College exam scores thorny issue for lottery

Is it possible that the lottery debate in the General Assembly has gotten just a wee bit out of hand? More

Disparity between Hitler, Saddam? Mustache size

It is absolutely eerie how closely the current Iraq situation parallels the rise of the Third Reich 70 years ago. I consider Saddam Hussein to be "Hitler lite" because he has the same virulent anti-Semitism, the same callous disregard for human life, and the identical lust for power that Hitler possessed. 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

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Racial peers important in criminal justice system

Without a doubt, being a juror can be tough on a person. Such is the case for Francine Stewart, one of the jurors who convicted Lamont Motes, 21, for his role in the vigilante beating deaths of two Chicago men last summer. More

Hollywood

"Just because we're actors isn't any reason to give us a voice on these issues more than anyone else," said Hollywood A-lister Bruce Willis in the March issue of 'Men's Journal'. More

Lettters 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.

Congress' discrimination through a fixed-wage law

There's a little known law called the Davis-Bacon Act of 1931. It remains on the books today. Before saying what the law is and its effects, let me run by you some of the language used, in the early 1930s, to push the law through Congress. More

We caught Mohammed, so why not torture him?

OK, we've got Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, "the CEO" of al Qaeda, in our custody. We know he's the brains behind the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the bombing of our embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, the attack on the USS Cole, and the Sept. 11 massacres. He may even have slit the throat of 'Wall Street Journal' reporter Daniel Pearl. More

Bredesen scores home run even with bad news

Gov. Phil Bredesen has gotten it exactly right in the budget process he has just finished. From the beginning he has been clear about his expectations, he has been inclusive, and he has been honest. 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

Study: fast food, boob tube bad combination

Remember when you thought eating chicken nuggets was healthy? Ah, for the good ole days. Saturday another study was released that states what for most of us is obvious: Eating fast food is bad for you. This study couples fast food with couch potato time in front of the TV. More

Lobbyists: making friends and influencing relatives

Turns out $15 billion bailouts just don't go as far as they used to. Witness the airlines' attempt to fly in under the radar to Capitol Hill last week

Hollywood should stick with acting, not activism

Martin Sheen, the left-wing star of NBC's 'West Wing', complained that network execs were angry with him for taking a vocal stance against a possible war with Iraq. And, sure enough, within a couple of days all of Hollywood was up in arms. More

CBS: Don

We are mystified at CBS