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World Trade memorial strains to value

And they're off! As the race officially began Monday for artists to submit designs for the World Trade Center Memorial, a fiery fax campaign was under way to protest guidelines that prohibit designs from distinguishing between heroes and victims. More

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Sometimes good things come from unexpected places. That was certainly the case last week when President Bush and the Republican-dominated Congress agreed to triple international AIDS funding. More

Campaign laws still a mess but free speech lives

A panel of federal judges in Washington took a step in the right direction last week by striking down as unconstitutional large sections of a campaign finance law that was supposed to take big money out of elections

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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Random notes from the legislature: After the last three years of budget debates, we thought this would be a quiet year at the General Assembly. Not so. Wednesday, GOP Sen. Ron Ramsey said the Republican leadership will challenge Gov. Phil Bredesen More

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What would it take to make corporate executives ashamed of themselves? Clearly government, employee and stockholder anger isn't doing the trick. In company after company, the profits go down, the workers get laid off, and the executives rake in huge bonuses and benefits. How can they look at themselves in their gilded mirrors? More

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So let me get this straight. We know that for 25 years Saddam Hussein tortured and murdered his people. Then in three weeks, coalition forces removed him and his thug pals from power. Then a few days later, thousands of Iraqis took to the streets and beat themselves silly in a bloody display that made slasher flicks look tame. Do I have this right? More

Bad day for Wall Street, sad day for investors

There are certain professionals the public must be able to trust. Doctors and lawyers come to mind. Until Monday, stock analysts and bankers would have made our list, too. 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 steel tariffs simply robbed Peter to pay Paul

Imagine that you and I are in a rowboat. I commit the stupid act of shooting a hole in my end of the boat. Would it be intelligent for you to respond by shooting a hole in your end of the boat? More

Urban war zones require us to send in the troops

Now that the Iraqi people have been delivered from Saddam Hussein, can the troops come home and help the oppressed people on the South Side of Chicago? More

Paul Dennis Reid lives and eats his cake, too

Apparently, he liked the chocolate cake. Just hours before Paul Dennis Reid was to be executed by lethal injection early Tuesday morning, the seven-time murderer finally decided to sign the papers that would allow his appeals to go forward. More

Santorum has come down with Trent Lott disease

While the rest of the world worries about getting SARS, Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum has come down with a different malady: a bad case of hoof-in-mouth disease. 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

Using terror threat to ban chemicals is a bit extreme

I live a mere mile or so from one of San Diego's water treatment plants that uses chlorine. Chlorine can be a rather noxious chemical. If for some catastrophic reason my neighboring water plant experienced an "uncontrolled release," my home certainly would be in range of potentially toxic fumes. More

Santorum's comments: wrong but constitutional

"If the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual sex within your home," Sen. Rick Santorum told an AP reporter, "then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to adultery. You have the right to anything." 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

Now reality TV can occupy actual reality 24/7

Now that the war is over (even though it hasn

Rebuilding in Iraq calls for Republican bedfellows

Sneaking a peek through the curtains the Bush administration has used to cloak the awarding of contracts to rebuild Iraq is like catching a glimpse of a very special incest episode of ElimiDate: a bunch of muscular, cash-drunk corporate lotharios vying for the affection of their governmental kissing cousins. More