June 13, 2000
Regulations too heavy on RU-486
Limiting access to abortion services by enacting stringent health and safety regulations on clinics is an old anti-abortion ploy.
Syria's time of grief
After the death of Syria's President Hafez Assad, Syrians need time before continuing the peace process.
Bennie Demps' 'ordeal' was nothing unusual
I was moved to tears when reading the article about the death row inmate who endured what he claimed was a botched execution by lethal injection (Inmate claims injection bungled, June 8). My tears were not for the inmate, though, but for his three victims whose lives he irrevocably destroyed and for their families.
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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