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Eerie to watch Baghdad blasted while fixing dinner

In the hours and days since 7 p.m. Wednesday, the U.S. deadline for Saddam Hussein to leave his country or face American-made Armageddon, I've been like a guy on Super Bowl Sunday with the remote control, flipping channels madly looking for the latest play. More

New devices help us empathize with our troops

Americans have been glued to their television sets the last few days watching the unfolding war in Iraq. And one of the fascinating aspects of the unfolding battle is that viewers are watching it in real time as reporters outfitted with high-tech equipment beam back video as the troops move forward. More

Networks playing second fiddle to cable news outlets

There should no longer be any doubt that the broadcast networks are playing second fiddle to cable outlets in terms of serious journalism. Dan Rather and Tom Brokaw may make a lot more money, but it wasn

Liberty, democracy must be continually purchased

One of the greatest heroes of World War I was a quiet Tennessean named Alvin C. York. York was a pacifist who answered his country

Bush needs to make hard choices on paying for war

President Bush has decided to go to war. But he has not made the hard choices necessary to pay for that war. 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.

United States vs. Iraq: what the stats say

The World Factbook is compiled each year by the Central Intelligence Agency. It is a fascinating compendium of information on virtually every country in the world, from what they export to how many television sets they have. 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.

Both sides of issue make United States great

The protests against the war with Iraq in Nashville haven

Without capitalism, we

We've all seen gasoline prices rising. Is that good news or bad news? Congress could enact price controls and "odd and even" days for gasoline purchases like they did in the 1970s. More

Bush can call war

In one last attempt to drum up support for war in Iraq, the White House is wrapping itself in the divine. More

Antiwar forces distribute outrageous disinformation

Hiram Johnson, the great California senator, famously remarked: "When war comes, the first casualty is truth." And so it is with the coming war against Iraq. But it is not the Bush administration that is speaking untruth to justify military force against Saddam Hussein's rogue regime; it's the antiwar minority. But no lies are more outrageous than the following: 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

Lawyers should defer to parents in Smart case

When does the public

Iraq conflict not as simple as

In the 1950s, I grew up watching John Wayne in World War II action movies on local television.

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

It

Over the last year, a number of antiwar arguments have taken center stage. It's a war for oil, a war to distract from the economy, a war to boost the president's ratings or to avenge Saddam Hussein's attempt to assassinate the elder Bush. And now, it's the Jews. More

Seeds of U.S. hatred planted for years to come

You think the world hates us now? Just wait. More

Are you with us or are you against us?

As President Bush's vaunted "coalition of the willing" continues to shrivel, the coalition of those Americans willing to challenge his obsession with invading Iraq continues to grow. More