June 29, 2000
Public shame is not justice
It's not every day that conscience allows a defense of union boss Perry Harvey Jr. But last week, federal prosecutors named Harvey, a former Tampa city council member, in a bribery scam. All the elements were there -- names, dates, canceled checks, conspirators exposed in a press release. Only one thing was missing: Harvey wasn't charged with a crime.
Green Party isn't extreme
The Green Party sometimes is loosely referred to as a fringe movement in American politics, but much of what the Greens stand for is -- or at least should be -- part of our political mainstream.
After all the controversy surrounding Elian Gonzalez, in the end, it may have positive political consequences for U.S.-Cuba relations.
Voters deserve better coverage of Ralph Nader
I was very disappointed in the Times' coverage of the nomination of Ralph Nader for U.S. president by the Green Party. The item, Green Party nominates Nader, was given only 3 column-inches on the back page of the June 26 A section, under the label The nation in brief.