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October 31, 2000

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Over-classifying
A bill that was created to intimidate whistle-blowers from leaking government information is being passed offas another measure to protect our national security.

Discriminatory profiling
You know something's wrong when both Jerry Falwell and Al Sharpton say it is. The two outspoken reverends, who normally preach from opposing political lecterns, emerged from a meeting recently pledging a "united effort" to fight the all-too-widespread practice of racial profiling by police.

Letters
Gov. Jeb Bush rebuts article on minority data
I am writing to express my deep dismay over your Oct. 27 article Minority contract data overstated, in which Diane Rado claims that I have exaggerated the results of the One Florida contracting initiative in its first year. Rado's claims are misleading at best.  

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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