EDITORIALS FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 29, 2003
Supreme Court: Anti-sodomy laws
The anti-sodomy laws of Texas and a dozen other states, invalidated 6-3 Thursday by the U.S. Supreme Court, were not only rarely enforced anachronisms but noxious, offensive instruments by which government deigned to claim a right to invade the bedroom and regulate consenting adults' private behavior.

Ohio budget: Flawed process
The $48.8 billion budget Ohio Gov. Bob Taft signed Thursday, after months of contentious negotiation in the General Assembly, didn't make anyone involved with it very happy. Not that it should have.

Middle East: Three-month pledge
Friday afternoon an announcement came from a coalition of Islamic militants that they were willing to halt attacks against Israel for three months. Perhaps it can be stretched to four, or five. Perhaps, if given a chance, peace will finally be able to take hold in this troubled land.
OTHER OPINIONS
GUEST COLUMNIST - JEFFREY STEC
A way to overcome our fears
Since the Supreme Court announced its decision on the admissions policy at the University of Michigan Law School, I've taken time to consider how diversity might help build a stronger Cincinnati.

GUEST COLUMNIST - NICK SPENCER
Mix creates strength
The most successful street in Cincinnati is Ludlow Avenue in Clifton. On any given day, at any given time, a casual observer will be pleasantly surprised by what they see.

LETTERS
Make health care safer, affordable
Millions of Americans receive high-quality medical care daily. Unfortunately, many do not.

Readers' Views
Letters to the editor.
FORUM COVER FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 29, 2003
A generation that's ready for change
Twenty-five years ago, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell wrote that diversity in higher education is a "sufficiently compelling" governmental issue. Last Monday, the high court reaffirmed that statement in its decision upholding limited forms of affirmative action.

Cheatin' hearts: Here's your 'fudge factor'
Last Sunday's Forum essay, "Their cheatin' hearts," examined why people break the rules in a number of areas, in light of recent events, from Martha Stewart's possibly illegal stock trading woes, to Sammy Sosa's corked bat.

Ohio lawmakers weigh pros, cons of state budget
This week, we asked our area's members of the Ohio General Assembly how they voted on the final 2004-05 state budget plan, and why.
SPECIAL FEATURES
Music Hall Moments
We asked for your favorite memory of Music Hall to help us celebrate its 125th anniversary. Here are several installments of your letters:
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How to contact your congressman
E-mail and Web page links, phone numbers and addresses for Tristate representatives.