|by Walter M. Brasch Driven by ignorance and fueled by the media, the public argues that the nation's teachers are "dumbing down" their students by even allowing such "substandard" speech in the classroom, while it is the failure of teachers and the public to understand the nature of a student's home language -- whether Black English, Yiddish, or Pennsylvania Dutch|
|by Todd Gitlin When the Times' managing editor stands up in public and mournfully declares that he is "truly alarmed" by major trends in his business -- in particular by corporate mergers -- it's remarkable|
|by Charles E. Mueller The Supreme Court has encouraged corporate megamergers and with no authorization from Congress, changed the country's basic economic policy|
|By Ted Rall Splayed across the death gurney, the needles still in Kirt Wainwright's arms for 45 minutes while Justice Clarence Thomas considered the appeal|
|by Norman Solomon Now the politicians and the generals, the arms contractors and the corporate lobbyists won't have to see anti-military column in the august Washington Post|
|by Alexander Cockburn That Republicans are defending Gingrich and claiming he's a martyr presents a double standard|
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