May 2, 2000
More narrow loss is only consolation
TALLAHASSEE -- To be an environmentalist in Florida this year is like being a fan of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. You don't expect to win, so you look for solace in how narrowly you lose.
Microsoft, divided by two
Splitting Microsoft into two companies -- one for the Windows operating system and one for other applications -- may be a federal judge's best way to achieve the goal of ensuring competition and innovation.
GOP is doing a poor job of taking care of our state
Re: Artwork flakes in borrower's office, April 20.
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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