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Re-stocking Death Row PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Guest Commentaries
Tuesday, 21 January 2003 18:00
Illinois Governor George Ryan left office last week not as a lame duck but as a phoenix, rising from the ashes of scandals that have dogged him and his associates since his 1998 gubernatorial campaign. The display of executive power in his final days – pardoning four men and commuting the death sentences of 167 people to life in prison – seemed awe-inspiring.

City Budget Meeting Little More Than a Spin Session PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Guest Commentaries
Tuesday, 17 December 2002 18:00
Under the guise of open public discussion, the City of Davenport is conducting a serious spin campaign. Last week’s town-hall budget meeting was advertised as “an opportunity for the public to hear from city officials and staff about the operating and capital budgets of the city and an opportunity for public input on priorities for city services, infrastructure, and programs.

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.

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