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June 7, 2001

Tax-cut implications
Over the long-term, President Bush's tax cut may offer more than we bargained for regarding government spending.

Back to bipartisanship
In his first speech as Senate majority leader, Tom Daschle, D-S.D., said Wednesday he intended to keep in mind what he had been taught by one of his Washington mentors, the legendary Floridian Claude Pepper. Pepper could be as fiercely partisan as anyone on matters of principle, Daschle recalled, but he counseled that getting the people's business done ultimately depended less on whether members of Congress were Ds or Rs than whether they were Ds or Cs.

Scientology tries to move forward despite attacks
Re: Church behavior? editorial, May 26.  

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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