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Letters To The Editor

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McWhorter

University of California at Berkeley linguistics professor John McWhorter prefers academic discourse to sociopolitical discussion, and dislikes being labeled a conservative. But McWhorter

Interminable ER night as seen by terminal optimist

I have met the patron saint of the half-full glass. In a world defined by narcissism, victims and crybabies, S.J. is beacon of selflessness, patience and optimism. More

How will we pay for the runaway budget train?

With war on the horizon and massive government spending proposed by both Democrats and Republicans, there is no question that President Bush's new budget is a runaway train. Record deficits are in the air. More

Letters To The Editor

We want to hear from you. To comment on a City Paper story or a local issue, send us a letter (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 should be typed and no more than 100 words. Letters may be edited to fit and there is no guarantee letters received will be printed.

Panic won

'Damn the duct tape and plastic sheets! I'll be outside Q'ing all weekend! If the terrorists strike, I want to be doing something I love, instead of holing myself up in a room with cans of tuna fish! Smoke some pork for freedom this weekend! Spread the word! More

U.S. asks,

"America's journey into space will go on," vowed President Bush after the loss of the space shuttle Columbia. But like President Clinton before him, Bush has failed to articulate a compelling goal for the space program, or to galvanize the interest of a younger generation. More

Abuse of foster children: community-wide problem

When you consider the recent discovery of a 3-year-old Chicago boy who was chained to his bed by his foster mother, Mary Bryant, it is easy to blame the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) for failing to protect an abused child. More

Waiting for smoking gun is a too risky business

Secretary of State Colin Powell laid out a compelling case against Saddam Hussein last week. Yet, some people still question whether the weapons Saddam has assembled and continues to seek will be used against us. The fundamental question is whether we should await imminent disaster or act in the face of possible disaster. It is a risk calculation. More

Airline security: mocked but vastly improved

Quietly, as war looms in Iraq and we continue the war in Afghanistan, there is a revolution that has taken place in America that is contributing to safety from terrorism. It is a movement that originally was much derided, but in fact has taken root and made a difference. More

Letters To The Editor

We want to hear from you. To comment on a City Paper story or a local issue, send us a letter (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 should be typed and no more than 100 words. Letters may be edited to fit and there is no guarantee letters received will be printed. More

Letters To The Editor

We want to hear from you. To comment on a City Paper story or a local issue, send us a letter (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 should be typed and no more than 100 words. Letters may be edited to fit and there is no guarantee letters received will be printed. More

Businessman Bredesen takes charge of budget

In the movie 'Dave', Kevin Kline plays a presidential look-alike who must substitute for the real deal when the president suffers a stroke. Among other dilemmas he faces is saving a social program prized by the president More

Colin Powell fails to make satisfactory case for war

Even the most ardent anti-war activist must admit that Secretary of State Colin Powell made a powerful presentation before the U.N. Security Council. More

Bush

It is no inconsequential matter that President Bush submitted a budget to Congress proposing a $307 billion deficit for 2004. For much of the past 10 years there has been bipartisan agreement on Capitol Hill that the federal government balance its books. More

Letters To The Editor

We want to hear from you. To comment on a City Paper story or a local issue, send us a letter (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 should be typed and no more than 100 words. Letters may be edited to fit and there is no guarantee letters received will be printed.

Metro Schools should farm out public relations

Metro

Snow job

Watching freshly minted Treasury Secretary John Snow, a longtime promoter of balanced budgets, hit the Hill this week to flack for the president's new red-ink-drenched budget, I felt like I had stumbled across a Richard Simmons infomercial pitching Big Macs. More

Anti-war reasoning based on emotions, not evidence

If I were the sort of high-ranking Iraqi official who gets briefed on what's going on abroad

Letters To The Editor

We want to hear from you. To comment on a City Paper story or a local issue, send us a letter (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 should be typed and no more than 100 words. Letters may be edited to fit and there is no guarantee letters received will be printed.