Republicans now turn to privatizing public service

For years now, political reformers have been railing against the unseemly practice of former government officials pouring through Washington's golden revolving door only to return a short time later as well-paid lobbyists, auctioning off their influence. More

Letters To The Editor

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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

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

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

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

Letters To The Editor

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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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