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July 29, 2000

Editorials
A bid for integrity
The embarrassment two lobbyists caused Gov. Jeb Bush could have been avoided had the governor followed through earlier on his rhetoric about restoring ethics in public life. Instead, the public is treated to the usual excuses and double talk about inappropriate contacts -- meals, social outings, a trip to Jamaica -- between state officials and lobbyists who worked to win millions of dollars worth of no-bid contracts.

For quality care
States and the federal government should require nursing homes to increase staffing and then help to cover the costs.

Undergrads take stab at tabs!
No matter what you may think of the content of their stories, tabloids such as the National Enquirer and the Weekly World News have their attributes, including great headlines, solid copy editing and eye-catching page designs. Anybody can write a story about the three-headed space alien who fathered Demi Moore's love child, but it takes a talented, experienced journalist to present that story in a way that will make readers pay attention.

Letters
Choice of Cheney sends Democrats into attack mode
Re: The Bushes found both a vice president and a babysitter for Junior, July 27.  

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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