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July 2, 2001

Deed restrictions work if you read before you buy
Re: If you can't follow the rules, don't move into the neighborhood, June 24.

Unite to fight AIDS
Delegates to the U.N. Special Session on HIV/AIDS, which ended Wednesday, faced the difficult task of designing a global strategy to fight the war against AIDS. The session, the first of its kind, is an encouraging sign that the world is finally waking up to the AIDS nightmare. But while the United Nations has shown a united front against AIDS, it is divided on how to combat the disease.

An arresting attitude
An incident in which a school resource officer sought to charge a principal with obstructing justice highlights the different missions of educators and law enforcement.  

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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