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2001 Stories by John Mecklin

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  • Acid Reign

    published December 5, 2001

    If I saw a Grinch lolling about the office this holiday season, I'd have him shot for being upbeat. The state of the union is as bad as it's been... More >>

  • A Vote of Competence

    published October 31, 2001

    I was wondering: Are the rest of you feeling as confident and well-served as I am, now that Robert Mueller is head of the FBI? Mueller was,... More >>

  • The Need for More Intelligence

    published October 3, 2001

    This came in the mail today, and I thought I'd share it with you: More >>

  • The Tangled Path to a Response

    published September 19, 2001

    At this distance in time and place from last Tuesday's terror, I feel an unjournalistic temptation to silence. So much has been written and... More >>

  • Heavy Issues

    published September 5, 2001

    I was walking the other afternoon on the beach below the bluffs of Fort Funston, the long-decommissioned military facility that's gained a... More >>

  • Out With the New, In With the Old

    published July 25, 2001

    Sipping a drink at "Bardot A Go Go" the other night (and how many other columnists have been able to write those words?), I was struck by the... More >>

  • Dragon Bites

    published June 13, 2001

    A Beautiful Day to Be Irradiated It was a warm, sunny day with a light breeze, and the view from the high ground there alongside... More >>

  • Pointed Queries

    published May 23, 2001

    When three members of Congress write a letter, asking the executive branch of the U.S. government to answer questions raised by the press, it... More >>

  • Shame and Courage

    published May 9, 2001

    A well-placed friend of mine tells me that way back in the ancient times of the Carter administration, the federal government was already aware... More >>

  • MUD in Your Eye

    published April 4, 2001

    Watching Gov. Gray Davis, the Legislature, and the state's three major electric utilities go about "solving" the energy crisis has reminded me of... More >>

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