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How Should We Handle Hate Mongers?

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 19, 2003
How would you react if someone paced your street with a sign saying, "God Hates (Your Name Here)"? The Rev. Fred Phelps and members of Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., have targeted homosex  

Is Legal Abortion in Jeopardy?

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 12, 2003
With Republicans in control of the White House and Congress and with steadily aging U.S. Supreme Court justices, is Roe vs. Wade in danger of being rolled back or seriously compromised? Pro-life gr  

Why Isn't 'Activists' a Category in the Yellow Pages?

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 29, 2003
Wouldn't it be great if people seeking social justice had a reference book to find others who are doing the same? That's the purpose of Future 500, a book two years in the making. Future 500 lists   

Is Anyone Listening to Rape Victims in the U.S. Military?

1 Comment · Wednesday, January 1, 2003
Does U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld have time to tend to a bit of terrorism taking place right in his own shop? Despite occasional scandals and calls for reform, rape and sexual harassment   

Is This Why We Call it 'Mother Nature?'

0 Comments · Thursday, December 19, 2002
What do women and trees have in common? The answer, eco-feminists would say, is a lot. Environmental feminism, which focuses on the relationship between the oppression of women and the destruction   

What Kind of City Will the New Budget Build?

0 Comments · Thursday, December 12, 2002
Has anyone noticed the inconsistency in the proposed budget for the city of Cincinnati? The proposal by Mayor Charlie Luken and City Manager Valerie Lemmie calls for eliminating the planning depart  

Are Little Girls So Dangerous?

0 Comments · Thursday, December 5, 2002
If a police officer fires a weapon and injures an innocent little girl, is it safe to say something went wrong? What if several cops are involved? What if two little girls are injured? Plus a school  

Are Suburban Voters Holding Back Cincinnati's Public Schools?

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 27, 2002
Is it time to dump the suburbs? The Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) includes several suburban areas, such as Cheviot and part of Green Township, in addition to the city of Cincinnati. Three weeks a  

What Should Judges Know About the Experts They Use?

0 Comments · Thursday, November 21, 2002
The Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas regularly appoints psychologists to evaluate child custody cases, but how much do judges know about the psychologists they use? Apparently not enough. Dom  

Why Not Buy Nothing?

0 Comments · Thursday, November 14, 2002
At exactly what point do we have enough stuff to achieve the American dream? When we have the three-bedroom house, two-car garage and white picket fence? When we have the in-ground pool and hot tub  

What's a Library Worth?

0 Comments · Thursday, November 7, 2002
What's the value of a library to a small community? As the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County tries to decide how to deal with a $4.3 million budget cut, the board of trustees and th  

Can Tax Dollars Buy Better Candidates Than Private Contributors?

0 Comments · Thursday, October 31, 2002
Should voters stop public funding of Cincinnati City Council campaigns before it begins? That's the question Issue 8 asks. About three years ago Citizens for Fair Elections, a coalition of 19 grass  

Is the Bluegrass Greener on the Other Side?

0 Comments · Thursday, October 24, 2002
Who benefits from the hundreds of millions in federal spending that U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell likes to say he's brought Kentucky? Tobacco farmers have gotten more than $700 million in assistance  

Suicides and Silence: Why Is the Public Library Withholding Information?

1 Comment · Thursday, October 17, 2002
With a dramatic and tragic death under its roof for the second time, the main branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County has some explaining to do. Why isn't anyone talking? The  

Will Stonewall Pull Together or Keep Fighting?

0 Comments · Thursday, September 19, 2002
Can Stonewall Cincinnati find the stability to effect change in the wake of a second upheaval of its board? At a Sept. 10 meeting, Stonewall members voted 70-29 to remove co-chairs Roy Ford and Hei