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September 6, 2002

Making the case
To win domestic and international support for a war against Iraq, President Bush needs to show evidence that Saddam Hussein poses an imminent threat.

Many county residents don't want tax increase
Re: Deserving credit, editorial, Aug. 30.


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Steve Persall
How little 'Greek Wedding' became a big hit
Consider nurturing. Word of mouth. Familiar themes. And a man named Hanks.

Ernest Hooper
Big jackpots can be a lot of work
It's four times more than what Denzel Washington gets to make a movie.

Robert Trigaux
Power business loses zing in Post Enron era
After listening Thursday to Progress Energy Bill Cavanaugh's "we're doing okay in rough times" speech, I'm sure the conservative CEO would have enjoyed taking a polished wingtip to the derriere of any Enron executive found lurking about the Lehman Brothers energy conference.

Jan Glidewell
It's simple! New voting machine passes test
I have a column idea for you," my wife said, "and don't try acting like your cell phone is cutting out; I know you don't have one."


Taking jobs, alienating customers
For weeks Americans have been told that the outsourcing of high-tech jobs is good for our economy. So said Greg Mankiw, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers in a recent report signed by President Bush. So, too, writes Thomas Friedman of the New York Times in articles praising the rise of call centers in India used for everything from making airline reservations and reading medical X-ray films to providing tech support for American computer firms.

Philip Gailey: Democrats fall off campaign finance reform wagon
Well, what do you know. Soft money is back, and it's making hypocrites of all those Democrats who fervently championed the McCain-Feingold campaign reform law, not to mention those Republicans who objected to the law's restrictions on issue advocacy.

Bill Maxwell: Who is for the farm worker?
Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is touting legislation to improve the lives of Florida's 300,000-plus farm workers, who endure institutional and systemic injustices each day in our fields and groves and their personal lives.

Robyn E. Blumner: For some defendants, an American gulag
In Bernard Malamud's masterpiece The Fixer, inmate Yakov Bok was subjected to psychological torture in a Soviet gulag through the humiliations of constant shackling and repeated strip searches.

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