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Paying Candidates? It’s a Good Start PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - 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.

 
Positive Holiday Changes for Successful Employment Search PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Guest Commentaries
Written by Vince Barrett   
Tuesday, 26 November 2002 18:00
Employment Uncertainty and the Holiday Season Thanksgiving is the start of the holiday season. The holiday season is a time when families, friends and acquaintances gather in an expression of goodwill and comradery.

 
Celebrating 400 Readers and Thousands of Readers: It’s Your Paper PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Guest Commentaries
Tuesday, 12 November 2002 18:00
It’s often scary to realize how quickly time passes. It seems a lot less than two years ago that I was composing a commentary to commemorate the River Cities’ Reader’s 300th issue. And the really frightening thing is that when I went back to look at what I wrote then, I had to trash my plans for this piece; I would have been repeating myself, in some cases nearly word-for-word.

 
A Modest Proposal PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Guest Commentaries
Tuesday, 12 November 2002 18:00
One is led to the inescapable conclusion that the city mothers and fathers in our Quad Cities are not terribly swift. Driven to search the downtown area for horse-cars, drays, and shays, one is left in profound astonishment that our cities have actually chosen to forgo such a reliable, trusted, and old mode of public transport.

 
War with Iraq a Treacherous Proposition for U.S. PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Guest Commentaries
Tuesday, 15 October 2002 18:00
Editor’s note: The following letter was delivered to every member of the United States Congress. During these trying times, you have a moral and ethical responsibility not only toward your constituents but also to the world at large.

 
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