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Ending the Estate Tax: Are the Rich Getting Poorer?

0 Comments · Thursday, February 22, 2001
Where does a "compassionate conservative" direct his compassion? President George W. Bush saves his for the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans. Bush's proposed $1.6 trillion tax cut gives something  

Limit Public Input? Luken Says Yes, Luken Says Maybe, Luken Says No

0 Comments · Thursday, February 15, 2001
What's the best way to deal with people who grandstand in front of city council? Cincinnati Mayor Charlie Luken, who proposed new restrictions on public participation in council meetings, now has d  

Why the Hurry to Repeal Housing Retention Law?

0 Comments · Thursday, February 8, 2001
Two city councilmen want to make it easier for Over-the-Rhine landlords to raze dilapidated buildings, possibly creating more parking lots for residents and businesses in other buildings. But why n  

Where Did These Gas Pains Come From?

0 Comments · Thursday, January 25, 2001
What's behind the skyrocketing cost of natural gas bills? Is Cinergy taking advantage of residents? Are energy companies hoarding a huge supply to boost prices and profits? Or is the country runn  

Do We Still Have a Dream?

0 Comments · Thursday, January 11, 2001
The birthday of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is a national holiday. Blatant racism has been eliminated from the law. More than three decades after his assassination, does King's crusade still have re  

Is Avondale Parking Lot a Wasted Opportunity for the City?

0 Comments · Thursday, December 14, 2000
Which would be more valuable for South Avondale: a city-owned undeveloped lot or a privately owned employee parking lot? Cincinnati City Council has made its choice, but at least one Avondale com  

The Protest Was Legal, But What About The Searches?

0 Comments · Thursday, November 30, 2000
Will the TABD demonstrations prompt the next constitutional issue for Fountain Square? The square has been the subject of litigation before. When President Reagan visited for a re-election rally in  

Making the World Safe for Corporations

0 Comments · Thursday, November 9, 2000
Is free trade truly free? Who will pay the cost of globalization and its promise of open markets? The rush to open the world to free trade is slowly degrading and suppressing environmental, labor   

Human-Rights Lawyer Brings Nicaraguan Struggle To Cincinnati

0 Comments · Thursday, November 2, 2000
What's a human-rights lawyer from Nicaragua doing in Cincinnati? Educating people, says Maria Luisa Acosta, an attorney helping to preserve the land rights of Nicaragua's indigenous people. "I wan  

Rumors of Roaches and Unintended Insults

0 Comments · Thursday, September 21, 2000
Can you be a racist and not know it? Consider Jeff Ruby. When Ruby thinks he's hit on a good line, he keeps repeating it. Accused of racism for closing his downtown restaurant during the recent Uji  

How to Avoid Goofballs and Fellow Republicans

0 Comments · Thursday, September 7, 2000
Is the big elephant about to lay an egg? For decades the Republican Party has had a virtual lock on Hamilton County government. But as the November election draws near, party leaders seem jumpy. Si  

Touchdown! Bedinghaus Wins?

0 Comments · Thursday, August 31, 2000
As the November election draws closer, political armchair quarterbacks keep repeating the prediction: If the Cincinnati Bengals win several games, voters are more likely to re-elect Hamilton County   

Personal Rapid Transit: Too Early to Price Compare?

0 Comments · Thursday, August 24, 2000
If you think light rail is modern, the Sky Loop Committee has an idea for you. It's called personal rapid transit (PRT), a monorail-based system of podlike, three-seat cars that whisk passengers  

They Can Take My Beer From My Cold, Dead Hands

0 Comments · Thursday, August 17, 2000
How much beer is the Fourth Amendment worth? The American Civil Liberties Union -- often leading necessary but unpopular battles to defend the rights of neo-Nazis and to keep public schools free of  

Another Year, Another Riverfront Lawsuit

0 Comments · Thursday, August 10, 2000
The Firstar Center finally filed a long-rumored lawsuit against Hamilton County in late July. The issues: what effect construction of the adjacent new Reds stadium will have on Firstar attendance an