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The curse and the blessing of living in interesting times

Louis Black, Column, Dec. 28, 2001

Letters at 3am

We are swiftly losing our civil liberties as a result of the USA-PATRIOT Act, although this administration has shown it is not impervious to citizen complaints.

Michael Ventura, Column, Dec. 28, 2001

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The past decade, when the distance between innovation and inspiration shrank, can inspire us in what could be a rocky year, and interesting decade, ahead.

Louis Black, Column, Dec. 21, 2001

Letters at 3AM

The Bush White House is mounting the most sustained and successful attack on the Constitution in America's history and not enough of us are willing to say it publicly.

Michael Ventura, Column, Dec. 21, 2001

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Last week's Pearl Harbor / Gift Guide cover draws fire.

Louis Black, Column, Dec. 14, 2001

Letters at 3AM

The Bush White House is mounting the most sustained and successful attack on the Constitution in America's history and not enough of us are willing to say it publicly.

Michael Ventura, Column, Dec. 14, 2001

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Our cover means what you want it to mean; term limits should be junked; decisions about light rail require the long view.

Louis Black, Column, Dec. 7, 2001

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Light rail is coming, sooner or later, because it's a necessary part of our long-term traffic solution.

Louis Black, Column, Nov. 30, 2001

Letters at 3AM

Our president and attorney general have turned the protection of our civil liberties into the new national crisis.

Michael Ventura, Column, Nov. 30, 2001

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The current movement to restore public school prayer is an act of pure political nostalgia, a step backward toward our own theocracy.

Louis Black, Column, Nov. 23, 2001

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Austin music clubs are usually one of the first casualties in an economic downturn.

Louis Black, Column, Nov. 16, 2001

Re: Resisting Evildoers

Defense against one's enemies presents a conflict for individuals who identify themselves as members of a Christian society instructed to turn the other cheek.

Michael Ventura, Column, Nov. 16, 2001

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The war on drugs works in opposition to the battle against terrorism.

Louis Black, Column, Nov. 9, 2001

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Gus Garcia is not simply the best choice for mayor on this slate but the best choice for mayor, regardless; Austin needs roads, but the road propositions that go before the electorate Tuesday are bad politics; the war in Afghanistan is a terrible misstep that played into the terrorists' hands and will have devastating consequences for our community; the Chronicle co-sponsored "Eat Drink Watch Movies" series starts Thursday.

Louis Black, Column, Nov. 2, 2001

Letters at 3AM

Sometime in the wee hours of September 12, George W. Bush realized that he is the President of United States and rose from his previous ineffectuality to meet the occasion.

Michael Ventura, Column, Nov. 2, 2001

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An ineffective war and the passing of Dan Del Santo

Louis Black, Column, Oct. 19, 2001

Letters at 3AM

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein offered a metaphor for the modern age, one in which the monster is the unacknowledged dark side of the inventor or creator.

Michael Ventura, Column, Oct. 19, 2001

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The war on Afghanistan isn't just wrong, it's stupid, and it's not going to work, either.

Louis Black, Column, Oct. 12, 2001

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Our "Best of Austin" 2001 recognizes some heroes of daily life; the Chronicle celebrates its 20th anniversary with a number of upcoming special events.

Louis Black, Column, Oct. 5, 2001

Letters at 3AM

As events unfolded on September 11, it became difficult to overcome the impression that no one was in charge.

Michael Ventura, Column, Oct. 5, 2001

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The most effective weapon against long-term terrorism is this country's involvement in the world community; the most effective refutation of terrorists is the preservation of our civil liberties.

Louis Black, Column, Sep. 28, 2001

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Defending Georgetown, and other political considerations.

Louis Black, Column, Sep. 21, 2001

Letters at 3AM

The 21st Century Announces Itself

Michael Ventura, Column, Sep. 21, 2001

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Acting decently and continuing to live as we've always lived are the best acts of revenge in response to recent terrorism; our redesign debuts but will take some time to refine.

Louis Black, Column, Sep. 14, 2001

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Why we have a golf cart in a swimming pool on our cover and other insights into our 20th anniversary issue.

Louis Black, Column, Sep. 7, 2001

Look Ma, No Hands!

How the underground press evolved into the alternative press.

Michael Ventura, Column, Sep. 7, 2001

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The Chron's about to turn 20! Louis Black illuminates the recent changes in our Politics staff.

Louis Black, Column, Aug. 31, 2001

Open Letter to Vanessa Leggett

We're all in trouble, along with Vanessa Leggett, if the governement begins defining who is and who is not a true journalist.

Michael Ventura, Column, Aug. 31, 2001

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QT5-inspired obsessive cinema dementia; our community suffers another blow with the loss of Mambo John Treanor

Louis Black, Column, Aug. 24, 2001

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Georgetown's Smart Growth struggles, and Mayor Watson's

Nick Barbaro, Column, Aug. 17, 2001

Letters at 3AM

Technological progress is altering fundamental issues of identity.

Michael Ventura, Column, Aug. 17, 2001

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How the city serves the public and the death of Rob Jacks

Nick Barbaro, Column, Aug. 10, 2001

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Looking forward and backward on the eve of the Chronicle's 20th anniversary; a farewell to influential local filmmaker and friend David Boone, who died unexpectedly last week

Louis Black, Column, Aug. 3, 2001

Letters at 3AM

The total absence of popular backlash to the paganism of The Mists of Avalon shows that the American fundamentalist influeunce has begun to ebb.

Michael Ventura, Column, Aug. 3, 2001

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Contemplating life, death, and the bell curve at the annual meeting of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies in New Orleans.

Louis Black, Column, Jul. 27, 2001

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We say goodbye to visionary writer and Chronicle co-founder Jeff Whittington, who passed away last week at the age of 46.

Louis Black, Column, Jul. 20, 2001

Letters at 3AM

The Holocauust reminds us that in order to save ouselves we must know ourselves

Michael Ventura, Column, Jul. 20, 2001

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Summer's hot again.

Louis Black, Column, Jul. 13, 2001

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The fact that City of Austin staff is often inspiring and committed makes snafus like downtown traffic and the Fourth of July fiasco all the more perplexing.

Louis Black, Column, Jul. 6, 2001

Letters at 3AM

Robert Bly's new book of poems is a haunting work that evokes all hisotry and culture.

Michael Ventura, Column, Jul. 6, 2001

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