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May 31, 2000

Editorials
Safe shelters overlooked
Incompetent inspections of evacuation shelters have resulted in the rejection of suitable shelters and a shortage for the Tampa Bay area.

Caution in deregulating
Deregulation of the electricity industry is not as simple as it sounds, and Congress should move carefully in that direction. The task will be difficult enough without the industry's polluting the debate with misinformation and using scare tactics to pressure politicians and confuse the public. But that's exactly what major electric utilities have been doing, according to a recent report in the Washington Post.

Bill Maxwell
Arm-twisting religion fuels resistance
As expected, my May 14 column about Palm Beach County residents who returned a Jesus video to its sender, the Jesus Video Project, brought an avalanche of letters and e-mail from irate Christians.

Letters
President Clinton should be held to a higher standard
Re: Treat Clinton equitably, editorial, May 27.  

Perspective
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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