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Paying Candidates? It’s a Good Start PDF Print E-mail
Guest Commentaries
Tuesday, 10 December 2002 18:00
The Federal Election Commission’s vote on November 25 to allow campaign committees to pay a salary to candidates for Congress and the presidency might on the surface seem like a terrible idea. Why should fat-cat politicians be allowed to skim cash off the tops of their campaign war chests? Don’t they have enough perks as it is? But the idea has merit – a lot of merit, actually – even though it doesn’t go far enough.

 
Despite Attacks from Illinois GOP, Senator Fitzgerald Sitting Pretty PDF Print E-mail
Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 10 December 2002 18:00
Some top Illinois Republicans are making a lot of noise lately about finding a candidate to run against Senator Peter Fitzgerald, a fellow member of the GOP, in two years. But is their publicity barrage against the incumbent freshman a warning that he faces defeat, or is it just a shot across his bow to remind him that he needs to start being more cooperative in Washington, or, at least, be a little more quiet? Whatever.

 
You Must Be Joking PDF Print E-mail
Letters to the Editor
Tuesday, 10 December 2002 18:00
I had to read twice Tom Lundy’s letter (“Clean Up Davenport: No Vacancy for the Homeless”) in the 400th issue of the River Cities’ Reader (November 13-19, 2002) before I realized that it was not tongue-in-cheek.

 
A One-Sided Hatchet Job PDF Print E-mail
Letters to the Editor
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Tuesday, 03 December 2002 18:00
It would behoove any journalist to use more than one source for information for an article. It seems you have consulted Mr. Guard, and only Mr. Guard for the information in your article. (See “Davenport School-Board Member Guard on the Guard,” River Cities’ Reader Issue 400, November 13-19, 2002.

 
River Music Santas PDF Print E-mail
Editorials
Tuesday, 03 December 2002 18:00
Downtown Davenport’s “number one” corner at Second and Main is really coming to life these days. The exterior renovation of the Redstone (formerly Peterson/Von Maur Department Store) building as part of the Vision Iowa project is phenomenal.

 
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