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Louis Black, June 6, 2003

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The anti-smoking ordinance is an unconscionable social experiment in an already sketchy economic environment; the Place 5 run-off boasts two good candidates, so no need to get ugly; and we report the news, not slurs.

Louis Black, May 30, 2003

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Louis Black, May 23, 2003

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The House Democrats' walkout was their best option in light of Republicans' vicious and highly partisan day in the sun; ending The Chronicle Hour quiets the right-wing voices in our head.

Louis Black, May 16, 2003

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With few big surprises, the recent local election left us to ponder single-member districts, minority representation, and campaign spending. Also: the consequences of wristband counterfeiting, and The Chronicle Hour is no more.

Louis Black, May 9, 2003

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Local Elections: Welcome to Ironyville

Louis Black, May 2, 2003

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Songs of democracy in distress

Louis Black, April 25, 2003

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Deconstructing the endorsement process, and more thoughts on the power of protest and principled dissent.

Louis Black, April 18, 2003

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If we want to make sure this country remembers its commitment to Iraq and does not get into other military misadventures, a new kind of political activism must evolve.

Louis Black, April 11, 2003

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The war in Iraq has diverted our attention from other important matters, including a truly destructive proposed federal budget, mirrored by Texas' very own fiscal abyss.

Louis Black, April 4, 2003

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As horrifying as the war in Iraq is, the wages of peace could be worse, and for longer.

Louis Black, March 28, 2003

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Let us hope the war in Iraq is quick, the death toll is low, and that all dire predictions prove unfounded; let's also hope that we haven't destroyed our own country ideologically in order to save it.

Louis Black, March 21, 2003

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If war is inevitable, you might as well be in Austin, enjoying South by Southwest.

Louis Black, March 14, 2003

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In such intense and crazed times, film and music of soothe and feed the soul; SXSW 2003 provides plenty to feast on.

Louis Black, March 7, 2003

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When they label war protesters' speech as traitorous, right-wing war supporters reveal themselves as truly anti-American.

Louis Black, Feb. 28, 2003

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In blaming the anti-war movement for all possible future scenarios connected to terrorism or the war in Iraq, the hysterical right has poised itself to lead a devastating assault on the Constitution and its protections.

Louis Black, Feb. 21, 2003

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SXSW looms, Seton's dubious deal, the war moves closer, the city silences the music, and the new GOP loves deficits.

Louis Black, Feb. 14, 2003

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Expect the next decade to be dominated by a weak economy and precarious international politics -- the consequences of Bush's successes.

Louis Black, Feb. 7, 2003

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Al Qaeda could not have hoped for a more perfect response to 9 / 11 than the American invasion of Iraq.

Louis Black, Jan. 31, 2003

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The Statesman coverage of Barton Springs pollution is a peculiar version indeed.

Michael King, Jan. 24, 2003

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Next Tuesday's Creating a Liveable 6th and Lamar: Community Forum, meant to address the proposed Borders store at Sixth and Lamar, raises the complexity of issues involving economic choices, and the lack of a clear right or wrong.

Louis Black, Jan. 17, 2003

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Bush's proposed economic reforms highlight the divide between Republican theory and practice.

Louis Black, Jan. 10, 2003

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Our Top 10s give you another chance to laugh, and rail, at us; Republican dominance and a state budget crisis bode ill for government services, and for Austin; we bid a fond farewell to "Dancing About Architecture" and chart a new course, a bit.

Louis Black, Jan. 3, 2003

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The mayoral race is on, with and without some usual suspects.

Louis Black, Dec. 27, 2002

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More than the insanity or weaponry of Saddam Hussein, we should fear the deepening of a rift between the Muslim world and the West. The haste with which we are building toward war in Iraq is sending the wrong message to both.

Louis Black, Dec. 20, 2002

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Louis Black, Dec. 13, 2002

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Seton's sabotage, unintentional or not, of the ongoing planning for a hospital district is barely a street sign on the road of potential social deterioration. The problem is that, though it's a tiny step, it's another one in the wrong direction, and those steps have become strides.

Louis Black, Dec. 6, 2002

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If the City Council approves a proposed noise ordinance, Austin will have to stay weird quietly, and possibly without many nightclubs.

Louis Black, Nov. 29, 2002

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Seton Healthcare Network's undermining of a proposed hospital district -- combined with the city's consistent lack of long-term planning -- may have tragic, real-world consequences.

Louis Black, Nov. 22, 2002

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Denuded of ideological trimmings and vicious rhetoric, much of the agenda that motivates talk radio hosts is common to most of us.

Louis Black, Nov. 15, 2002

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