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July 26, 2000

Editorials
Driven to distraction
In the old days, it was challenge enough to chew gum and walk at the same time. In the digital age, too many drivers are trying to simultaneously dial their cellular phones, gobble Big Macs and navigate U.S. 19 in their SUVs.

Bush's solid choice
Dick Cheney brings impressive credentials to the GOP ticket, but his hard-edged voting record as a member of Congress may trouble moderate voters.

Bill Maxwell
Revolution in the Challenge Zone
Author's note: The following tale is satire. Please enjoy it in that spirit.

Letters
Don't let myths determine the fate of Jerusalem
With the deadlock over Jerusalem so prominent in the news, presentation of some overlooked facts is in order. Hopefully, this will help thoughtful readers clarify their thinking regarding the status of Jerusalem. To accomplish this, a number of myths must be dispelled.  

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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