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  • Dallas takes a stand for civil liberties

    Dallas takes a stand for civil liberties

    March 19, 2004

    DALLAS – The Dallas City Council passed a resolution Feb. 25 condemning parts of the USA Patriot Act. The vote was the climax of more than two years of hard lobbying by Attorney Chip Pitts, the...

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  • Irish band with huge following now on U.S. tour

    Irish band with huge following now on U.S. tour

    March 19, 2004

    Music Review St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone but you can still celebrate by catching Ireland’s most popular rock group on their U.S. tour (with another Irish artist, Damien Rice) or buying their new CD,...

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  • The Bushes: Four generations of deceit and cronyism

    The Bushes: Four generations of deceit and cronyism

    March 19, 2004

    Book review In recent years Kevin Phillips has written several populist studies of American society and politics. His latest work, “American Dynasty,” gives us a view of four generations of the Bush family, their rise to...

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  • Prisoners and the right to vote

    Prisoners and the right to vote

    March 19, 2004

    Opinion It might surprise you to learn that nearly 5 million of our citizens cannot vote. That is because they are prisoners or former prisoners. Only two states, Maine and Vermont, allow prisoners to vote. In...

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  • The making of a conscientious objector

    The making of a conscientious objector

    March 19, 2004

    OpinionStaff Sgt. Camilo Mejia, 28, of Miami, joined the Army in 1995. Following a three-year hitch with the Army, he joined the Florida National Guard partly because he was promised college tuition assistance. Mejia had moved...

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