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July 31, 2000

The question for FAMU
Florida A&M University should think for a moment before selling its new law school to the highest bidder. Tampa, Orlando, Lakeland and Daytona Beach each have promised millions of dollars in the bidding war, but the only issue for FAMU should be where a law school best serves students. That focus shouldn't be blurred by old racial resentments or by the awe of dollar signs.

Strategic cutting
Republicans have broken their tax cuts up into several pieces, each targeted to specific voter groups. But politics, not fairness, seems to be the goal.

George W.'s anti-intellectualism
Rich, well-connected John F. Kennedy was educated at an exclusive prep school and an Ivy League college. Lyndon Johnson, his bootstrap-elevated, double-negative-using vice president ("I didn't go to Harvard; I went to San Marcos State Teachers College!"), despised him for it. LBJ saw JFK as a spoiled brat who parlayed his father's power and money into a political career.

Estate tax is just another penalty on success
Re: Just this once, can't the rich pay their share? by Howard Troxler, July 26.

 

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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