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Healthy Skepticism Is True Patriotism PDF Print E-mail
Editorials
Tuesday, 01 October 2002 18:00
I am astounded by the controversy surrounding the issue of debating a possible war with Iraq. I can’t imagine that such a debate in Congress would even be questioned, let alone objected to by either the administration or the public.

 
Libertarians Have Later Deadline for Vote Smart PDF Print E-mail
Letters to the Editor
Tuesday, 01 October 2002 18:00
I’m writing to update information in a recent article (“Keeping Voters in the Dark,” River Cities’ Reader Issue 393, September 25-October 1, 2002). As a candidate for the 43rd State Senate District, I was listed as “did not respond but is not listed on Project Vote Smart literature.

 
Commentary Misstated Situation with Iraq PDF Print E-mail
Letters to the Editor
Tuesday, 24 September 2002 18:00
I am writing in response to your article “Can September 11 Still Change Everything?” in Issue 391 (September 11, 2002) of the River Cities’ Reader. The anniversary of the September 11 attacks has brought to light that the media, both on the national and local level, are simply stuck in a rut with reporting stories of either what happened on that day or simply how the event changed the nation, the state, the community, and the individual.

 
Iowa Candidates Don’t Want Voters to Know PDF Print E-mail
Editorials
Tuesday, 24 September 2002 18:00
Iowa candidates for public office should be ashamed for not filling out Project Vote Smart’s National Political Awareness Test (NPAT). What message does it send to voters when our incumbents and challengers are unwilling to share their views with voters? And what does it say about the parties and political consultants who discourage candidates from such basic disclosure? This refusal to inform voters is part of the systemic problem that perpetuates lack of accountability of the body politic.

 
Illinois High Court Takes Away Citizen Recourse PDF Print E-mail
Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 24 September 2002 18:00
The Illinois Supreme ruled last week that you, as a taxpayer, have no right to sue when your state tax money is spent illegally. The case, brought by the Better Government Association (BGA), sought to recover tax money that was allegedly used to subsidize Governor George Ryan’s campaign operation.

 
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