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Russian military leaders have expressed concern about US plans for a national missile defense system. Will defense technology be limited by possibilities for a strategic imbalance? Is this just SDI all over again?

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rshowalter - 01:34pm Jul 15, 2001 EST (#7058 of 7062) Delete Message
Robert Showalter

Right answers matter. Liars, defending systems of lies, are at a disadvantage. Even when they are numerous, merciless, and strong.

The stakes here are high - - and people should remember the power of free institutions, and the POWER of one.

lunarchick - 09:55pm Jul 15, 2001 EST (#7059 of 7062)

Catherine Graham (84) - Washington post 1963- A power of ONE -

    The book picks up steam as Graham grows confident as an independent, accomplished executive. She discusses the Post's role in the Pentagon Papers trials, the Watergate expose and a strike by the press-workers' union, which the paper ultimately won. Just when she seemed to be getting the hang of running the company, she decided to retire. (... at the age of? ...)

lunarchick - 10:03pm Jul 15, 2001 EST (#7060 of 7062)

Hammer hammer Hammer

rshowalter - 10:10pm Jul 15, 2001 EST (#7061 of 7062) Delete Message
Robert Showalter

Note for all Katharine Graham's other achievements, the emphasis above on the journalistic contributions to the culture that The Washington Post made, in cooperation and competition with The New York Times .

People remember papers -- and in important if indirect ways, value them, and advertise in them, for what they do, and what they stand for on the great issues of the day.

And the repetitive building of cases, moving things previously not to be believed, into the real of the believable, and then the proven, is the highest contribution of journalists to society, for reasons that the founding fathers knew -- reasons that continue to be important, even as performance is sometimes inhibited by Weaver's culture of lying. MD6475 rshowalter 7/3/01 10:51am

Newspaper articles can lead a culture, by identifying ideals that, at its best, the culture recognizes -- often when these ideals are sorely needed, and seriously violated by that culture. MD6759 rshowalter 7/8/01 7:43am

With the truth identified, and brought to focus, resolutions that would otherwise never occur can come to pass Chain Breakers:

lunarchick - 10:11pm Jul 15, 2001 EST (#7062 of 7062)

:) Brand new copy - never read - remainder mark on bottom

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