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Peter Bronson came to the Cincinnati Enquirer from Arizona in 1992. He has been writing columns since he graduated from Michigan State University in 1978. He was born in Ann Arbor and grew up in East Lansing, Michigan. He has been a car-parker, busboy, clothing salesman, construction worker, snowplow driver and fulltime hippie, and believes these life experiences are worth more than his journalism degree. He writes William F. Buckley opinions with an Animal House sense of humor.

Before becoming a regular Metro columnist, he won numerous awards as editor of the Enquirer editorial page, which was named Best Editorial Page in Ohio four years in a row. He's a regular on Hotseat, a public affairs show on WCPO Channel 9 at 10 a.m. Sundays.

"Conservatives in the media are about as common as Christians at an ACLU convention, but I like to go against the current. A good column is like a good friend: honest, amusing, courageous, informative and fun to be with.'' His column appears Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday on the Metro cover.

E-mail: pbronson@enquirer.com; phone (513) 768-8301; fax (513) 768-8340; mail: Peter Bronson, Cincinnati Enquirer, 312 Elm St., Cincinnati OH 45202.

D E C E M B E R   2 0 0 3
Some ordinary people change our lives, city
One light shines brighter than the rest
Abercrombie deserves a big lump of coal
Do you hear what I hear? It's redemption
Miami prof sees Iraq as winner in war
Where were the crowds at Pillow service?
Why didn't the cops just hypnotize him?
Ashcroft has to protect us from smut
Mannequins' hands are in your pockets
Sensational, biased news stories stink
Cincinnati puts cop case in perspective

N O V E M B E R   2 0 0 3
Thanksgiving is the most humble of all holidays
Butler Co. politics looking like 'Pulp Fiction'
Profiling report has a hole: Where's the crime?
Gay marriage is a topic wired with explosives
One answer to prevent a crime - Just get involved
Veteran Sam Malone doesn't need to apologize
A parable of the bad shepherd at Good Shepherd
Thank you, Cincinnati voters; the good guys won
Riverfront still stuck in the mud
The saddest words to victims of abuse: 'If only ...'

O C T O B E R   2 0 0 3
In legislature, money talks, taxpayers can take a hike
Street justice picks up where the judges fumbled
Protect the unions, soak the city taxpayers again
Cincinnati was made for riverboat life
Racial friction smolders in Fire Department tiff
October reminder: Nothing gold can stay
'Married ... With Children' - not as seen on TV
Firefighters pass the hero test nearly every day
Sheriff was left out of Bush's visit
Tax-and-spend Republicans are strangling Ohio
Maybe you can help Foxy find her way back home

S E P T E M B E R   2 0 0 3
Supremes are disarmingly wrong again
Letting the homeless be squatters is inhumane
Main Street 'savior' gets panned in Shreveport
A soldier returns from WMDs to BMWs
Street crime comes to the crime fighter's doorstep
Mutiny on the Butler County Republican Bounty
A left thumb in the eye for Miami U.
Rumors fly around Cincinnati's Blue Ash Airport
What would the man who cleaned up Newport do?
'Teachers, don't leave them kids alone'
Union blows more hot air than Cintas laundry dryers
The federal agents go after a comp time 'outlaw'

A U G U S T   2 0 0 3
Homeowner's horror: sewage backups
Lynch is not a resident, and Lindner is not cheap
It's time to put a stop to barbarity of prison rape
Lynch acts within theater of politics
P.C. history repeats: First Miami, then Anderson
An Indy car in the driveway is every guy's dream
Arrests up, crime down - the boys in blue are back
Not just another murder: Judge saw it coming
Hannity shows the other side of the boycott story
Next generation of churches is alive in Vineyard
Bogus campaign was just a Springer-loaded trap
What I did on my summer vacation: Nothing

J U L Y   2 0 0 3
Cincinnati emerges as the nation's moral conscience
The family of Deputy P.J. Reinert needs a hand
How long would you last on streets of Hell Town?
Flynts' outrage just part of their fetish for ink
Gain effortless wealth from amazing e-mail spam!!
This is what you get if politicians run the police
Upside down in antique war bird, doing 185 mph
Crew of the 'Cinci' deserve our special 'Tanks'
Cincinnati Zoo an adventure for kids aged 1-101

J U N E   2 0 0 3
Is this stuff postmodern art? - Or is it Memorex?
Count the sex offenders in your neighborhood
City's law on pit bulls is a toothless Chihuahua
Timeless wisdom - Everything dads need to know
Kiddie porn - A crime beyond words
Prayer vs. play - They're worlds apart
'Aren't you Borgman?' - This job is like riding a rodeo bull in a dunk tank
Bengals sack their own fans
Maybe both - Is that art or a joke?
Feds back down on cops policy
Fox puts county courthouse on trial

M A Y   2 0 0 3
You can pay my taxes
Drug thugs - The big story in Cincinnati
They quit - Nurses say Batavia care center's unsafe
Happy hour - City paid for bogus profiling
'I'm no hero' - One man who made a stand
Check 'no' for stupid questions
Justified shooting by a 'guardian angel'
Daytonati - The new city of the future
Memorial day - The mayor supports the cops
Pure Country - Poets of the pickup nation
Junk yard - Peeyew! There goes the neighborhood
OTR Chamber - They see hope, not problems
No excuses - How to stop Cinco de Riot-o
UC Law's prestige may be slipping
Getting to the broken heart of murders
CPS bond issue - What do the unions give back to schools?

A P R I L   2 0 0 3
FOP quits - Want peace? Call a peace officer
Rally for law enforcement - Want peace? Call a peace officer
Rally for law enforcement - Want peace? Call a peace officer
Bad math - PTA sale is not all apple pie
Tsk, tsk, tsk - Church ducks gay marriage
Ohio's new palace in Columbus
Stop and listen to the symphony of springtime
Missing cash - Don't bet against Boehner
Thank you - Martha is a hero to golf fans
The tough prosecutor is a lady
Listen to Iraq - War proves religious leaders need more faith in America
Twitty report - Why the truth still matters
Boycott crime - Try this list of demands
Scouting the way it used to be
Who blows the whistle on media fouls?
Affirmative action - A clear case of quotas
Opening Day - Red is the color of spring

M A R C H   2 0 0 3
On the front lines of the porn battle
Unsilent majority - Batavia to troops: 'USA'
SWAT team - Finally, the cops get paid
The Oscars - Bowling for silly celebrities
Milt's bar has had enough
Brand new day - 'Humane war' is not an oxymoron - it's on TV
Collaborative agreement - Mother of all bad deals
Untold story - Add one more ally: the Iraqis
Tight budget - Lemmie's staff feels no pinch
Soul snatcher - Their child was abducted - by drug addiction
Elastic ethics - Cop vote is a real stretch
Boycott chicken - Woman's Club gets run over
P.C. runs amok at Miami U.
Bush won't flinch - Protesters hate president more than war
Blame game - The cops are not racists
Are You Hot? - Training film for terrorists
You have the right to carry
The anti-Springer - Who is Ben Stein? Anyone? Anyone? Anyone?

F E B R U A R Y  2 0 0 3
Cabin fever - No more snow days - please
Police plan - Missing ingredient is trust
Lessons from a boy's life
Free speech - as long as it's politically correct
Faith based - Jesus drives a dirt bike
Flabby government - Let's try some lipo on taxes
Miami student columnist held up to ridicule - Article on graphic French film costs job
Veteran's view - Protests are like a bad TV rerun
Valentines - Life is a box of chocolates
Cop shooting - One side is failing the test
Light rail fight still smolders
Warren County to Ohio - 'We told you so'
Litter patrol - It's not the trash, it's crime
Hate crimes - Victims should all be equal
A cruel penalty for victims - Tuesday mornings with Tim and John at Big Boy
Finishing strong - Tuesday mornings with Tim and John at Big Boy

J A N U A R Y  2 0 0 3
Litter police - Your tax dollars at work
Raise the hood on CPS levy
Pushing life - Facing the greatest moral issue of our generation
Budget hole - We need some new sins to tax
Perk-o-later - Krings is king of the county
Yavneh gets an 'A-plus'
Crime story - Put the razor-wire back in our laws'
Fatal crash - A family that needs some help
Empty Banks - Another broken promise
Judge has no opinion on Rose
No excuse for Demagoguery 101
Hate mail - Clintonitis must be incurable
Fair question - Who takes care of schools?
The anti- Clinton lie-brary
Lotta stupidity - Presenting the annual 2002 foot-in-mouth awards
Why are schools a disgrace?
City's unsung heroes don't need a playing field

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