Bonnie Erbe


July 2007


Don't Listen to Ethics Naysayers

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Democrats' hoped-for summer legislative swan song will be a package of ethics reforms that, it goes without saying, won't clean up Washington; nor will it please the naysayers and perfectionists. But if these changes become law, they will give the public more information about the way Washington ...

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Obama, Barack
campaigns

When Ecoterrorism Is Almost Justifiable

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Hummers shouldn't be vandalized, but why should we all have to pay more for gas because some must drive a screaming symbol of American excess?

While I've never been a fan of ecoterrorism or terrorism of any sort, this news item is bound to make the environmentalist in each of us react by thinking ...

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gas prices
environment

Solving the Inflation Mystery

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I've often wondered why inflation is so clearly rampaging well beyond levels reported by the federal government. Case in point: On a fairly regular basis, I buy 10-pound bags of carrots at my local Harris Teeter grocery store. When I started buying them two summers ago, a 10-pound bag was retailing ...

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inflation
immigration reform

A Pretense That Perpetuates Segregation

You can't force people to live in diverse neighborhoods.

Nationwide, some neighborhoods are more diverse than they used to be, but there's a troubling countertrend, too.

Housing segregation used to be largely a product of income. In the Brown v. Board of Education era, most black Americans were poor,

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Supreme Court

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