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Rumsfeld fields questions from

In 1970, the late Vice President Spiro Agnew famously remarked, "In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism." More

Stratford High School leads way in tech training

Stratford High School is to be applauded for starting an Information Technology Academy. The academy is funded by a National Science Foundation grant and supported by a partnership of local businesses, colleges, universities and community-based organizations. More

Letters To The Editor

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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

Paying lots of taxes makes Bill Clinton one happy man

Bill Clinton and I have a few things in common. He is making a lot of money these days mouthing off, and so am I. He came from rather humble beginnings, and I was raised in a working-class environment as well. We are both in the top income bracket, but here is where we diverge. Clinton loves paying taxes. I don't. More

Supreme Court rejects homophobia of right wing

As the French say, even a blind pig can sometimes find a truffle. And even the conservative William Rehnquist court can sometimes see the light. More

Dictionary keeps up with verbiage of the times

If you want to take the temperature of the trends in America and throughout the world, you need look no further than Merriam-Webster

Make California voters face Gray consequences

California must be punished! No, this isn't fire and brimstone about how the sinful ways of Californians warrant a plague of locusts, frogs and hairless cats (that's a subject for a future column). Rather, it's my sincere belief that American democracy and republicanism will be severely damaged if Californians are allowed to recall Democratic Gov. Gray Davis. More

President's smokescreen pretty easy to see through

With Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction nowhere to be found, the president's Iraq talking points now center on the humanitarian upside of having ousted the Butcher of Baghdad. His speeches are liberally peppered with mentions of "mass graves" and encomiums to "freeing the people of Iraq from the clutches of Saddam Hussein." He's all but put on an Amnesty International T-shirt. More

U.S. needs to revisit its connection with Liberia

Sending U.S. troops to Liberia may seem as though we

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

Hepburn: classic feminist, independent and feminine

If movie stars can be role models, then Katharine Hepburn was mine. I loved that old girl from the first time I laid eyes on her. She was tough, independent, strong-willed and humorous, yet feminine and, yes, sexy. More

Presumption of innocence gets blurred in new show

Everyone who believes in and cares about the concept of

New study shows

We really are the

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

For Thomas, race favor gives no real favor at all

"Clarence Thomas is my color, but he's not my kind." So sneered Al Sharpton, the black preacher and presidential hopeful during a recent Democratic candidates forum sponsored by Jesse Jackson's Rainbow/PUSH coalition. Sharpton's remark reportedly elicited one of the loudest applause lines. More

Choiceless ballot coming to voting booth near you

If you think you will have a real choice when you vote for your member of Congress next year, think again. Your political leaders are conspiring to kill democracy in the House of Representatives. More

Freedom: difficult, precious gift to contemplate

"I believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival,

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