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NAACP broadens focus to international culture

No single gesture makes a more fitting tribute to the late percussionist Ramon

Let the buyer beware using credit for lottery

A bill to create a lottery here in Tennessee will allow players to purchase lottery tickets with credit cards as long as they spend at least $10 on goods purchases in addition to the ticket. More

Letters To The Editor

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Dishonest debate justifies our dissenting judgment

Robust debate is one of the things that has made this country great. The Founding Fathers really went after one another during the forging of the Constitution, and sometimes the verbal rancor was frightening in its intensity. More

Why war? Why now? The president's answer

Why war? Why now? Those are the questions President Bush's critics keep asking, but the critics are not alone in wanting answers. Most voters tell pollsters they're uneasy about moving too quickly toward war. And, though they strongly back the president's policy toward Iraq, they'd like to see more evidence against Saddam Hussein before the U.S. military moves on Baghdad. More

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The proof is on the table. It

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Where are you when it

A line in the explosive climax of Pearl Cleage's play Bourbon at the Border blew me away. More

Not demanding enough of students: setup for failure

In a past column I discussed some of the controversy surrounding the University of Michigan's admissions practices, where blacks and Hispanics are given points based solely on race, and where whites are turned away to admit blacks and Hispanics with much lower academic qualifications. More

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Football should be exempted from Title IX

It is the gorilla sitting on the coffee table of collegiate sports and the Title IX controversy: college football. More

Who needs proof? Bush is already off to Baghdad

After last week's report by Hans Blix to the Security Council, we know two things: U.N. inspectors are doing a good job, and U.N. inspectors need more time. More

Malpractice caps need to retain flexibility

Doctors who face mountainous malpractice insurance premiums because of over-the-top

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Democrats are playing partisan politics with Iraq

Tom Daschle and Nancy Pelosi weren't terribly impressed with the case President Bush made in his State of the Union address for forcibly turning Saddam Hussein out of power. More

Europe needs a few good lessons about gratitude

As the squabbling between the United States and Europe intensifies, I keep thinking of the movie 'A Few Good Men'. What comes to mind is a long speech delivered by Jack Nicholson. More

The State of the Union address I wish I'd heard

While I was pleased last week to hear the president in his State of the Union address talk about the need to make America "much less dependent on foreign sources of energy," I was disappointed he missed the opportunity to provide specifics about how to achieve this goal. So I went to bed and dreamed of the State of the Union speech I wished I'd heard. More

NASA

Most of the time it takes a catastrophic event to signal profound systematic change. That will definitely be true with the Columbia disaster. More

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In memoriam of the Columbia crew

Do not stand there at my grave and weep; I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on the snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. More