Iraq: Will freedom survive handover?
When Paul Bremer, the American administrator of Iraq, handed over political authority to the Iraqis, he gave them a pot full of trouble. The interim prime minister, Iyad Allawi, and his government have six months to stabilize the country and prepare it for elections that are scheduled for January 2005. This is a hazardous journey on a road full of potholes and dangerous curves.
Reader's letters: The handover in Iraq

Winners: Cicada limericks
From May 9 to June 27, the Enquirer published more than 500 limericks about the 17-year Brood X cicadas in the newspaper and on our Web site.

Diabetes explosion: What does it really mean?
Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently warned that one of every three U.S. children who were born in 2000 will become diabetic. Obesity and type-2 diabetes go hand-in-hand.

Focus on building city must be on people
I read with some trepidation the Enquirer's editorial "Census isn't sum of Cincinnati" (June 27). While I applaud your efforts to cast these troubling numbers in a better light, the answers put forward in your piece fall short of offering a serious solution to our population drain crisis.

Readers sound off on Fountain Square plans
I think the plans for Fountain Square look great, with one notable exception.

Liberty is still a work in progress
On Independence Day 2004 we are still defining and refining our rights and responsibilities under the Constitution, and for confirmation you need only look to decisions from the Supreme Court's just-completed term.

Ky. leaders' smart idea about college
Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson and State Treasurer Jonathan Miller have a novel idea to encourage higher education - and then encouraging graduates to bring the benefits of their education back to Kentucky.

Let's Talk: Riverfront casinos
Cincinnati Mayor Charlie Luken said Tuesday that the city deserves a piece of the casino action that now goes downriver to Indiana's gambling boats.

Letters to the editor
Letters to the editor on topics of the day.

Local firms support Special Olympians
My son Nathan's first Special Olympics experience was in the spring of 1983. Nathan was about 9 months old and his big event was to "roll over!"

Survivors network: It's time to get an accounting
David Clohessy is the national director of SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests). Clohessy said a priest molested him and his brothers as children, and that one of his brothers grew up to become a priest who is also a sexual abuser.

Voice of the Faithful: Seeking changes
Jim Muller, a physician who battled nuclear weapons, has turned his attention to the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church. He is a founder and former president of Voice of the Faithful, one of several grassroots, lay organizations formed in the wake of the clergy sex abuse in the Church.

'Voices' hope to empower laity
One response to the clergy sexual abuse crisis, which is currently erupting in the Catholic Church in Cincinnati, has been the development of a national organization called Voice of the Faithful (VOTF). Currently there are more than 30,000 members and 181 affiliates across the United States.

Speak out now
So far at least 10 former students have filed suit alleging sexual abuse at the hands of former Elder High School Principal Lawrence Strittmatter.

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:
How to contact your congressman
E-mail and Web page links, phone numbers and addresses for Tristate representatives.