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Welcome to Chicago: Deposit $1

To the editors: Ben Joravsky’s June 3 Neighborhood News column on suburbanites who work in Chicago addresses a crucial problem, but shows the lack of solutions being offered, either by the City Council or most of its critics. Suburbanites who work here are not a problem per se, since there are also thousands of city […]

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Appeasement American-Style

In Harold Henderson’s “The City File” column (March 11) Dwight Conquergood, speaking at a Northwestern conference on race and the media, is quoted as saying that “Labeling someone a gang member licenses the most rabid racism and class bias.” I don’t know who Conquergood is, but he sounds like a PR spin doctor hired by […]

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Beating in the Genes

To the editors: Kitry Krause’s article, “Men Who Beat Women” (Reader, January 10) inadvertently showed that psychologists who “treat” such men have little real understanding of the problem. There is empirical evidence that the male urge towards dominance behavior (which is what predatory violence is really all about) is innate rather than learned. Numerous mothers […]

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Keep It in Your Genes

To the editors: Some feminist liberals must find a right wing conspiracy everywhere, and the otherwise excellent article on the gender gap in medical research (“The Invisible Woman,” June 14) hurt itself with just that. I refer, of course, to the old but still laughable claim that any scientific discipline which focuses on the evolutionary […]

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Flock of Lunatics

To the editors: I read with interest the article “Prolife” (May 19) about antiabortion activists. The article makes it clear (as if anyone did not know) that the prolife movement continues to draw quite a few wackos with IQs roughly equal to their shoe size. If one did not know better, one would wonder if […]

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Mayors and Money

To the editors: The Reader’s ongoing diatribes against Rich Daley and in favor of Tim Evans by David Moberg and fellow liberal party liner Doug Cassel (most recently “The Fuel of a New Machine” and “What’s This Election About?” in the March 31 issue) are about as convincing as a $3 bill. Yes, the high […]

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Boss Washington

To the editors. In his Nov. 25 tribute “One Year Without Washington” Dave Moberg once again, as he did while Washington was alive, tried to present a glowing picture of a great reformer. Yet the tribute boils down to assertions that Washington deserves praise for driving nails into an already dying political machine, as well […]