Enquirer presidential endorsement
Four years ago George W. Bush was elected by the narrowest of margins. He promised to unite the country with "compassionate conservatism."

Repeal Cincinnati Article XII
The damage caused by the Cincinnati charter amendment that prohibits any law that would grant protected status to sexual orientation has been to the city's image rather than to its citizens. But that damage has been pervasive and expensive, and for those reasons we believe the amendment should be repealed.
Use of Dr. King's image "shameful"

CPS levy: 'No' for stalled progress
Four years ago, when Cincinnati Public Schools asked for support for a 6-mill levy that would raise $35 million per year, we said 'Yes.' So did local business leaders, who contributed $400,000 to the campaign, as well as 56 percent of local voters.

We support Bunning for re-election
Sen. Jim Bunning is the Enquirer's choice for a second term in Washington, as the nation continues to fight the war on terror, and deals with the critical issues of Social Security and Medicare.
More letters: Election 2004
Hot Corner: Nipping at the heels of the newsmakers

Fix 'provisional ballot' mess
Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell told a Clermont County audience Thursday he'd rather go to jail than follow a federal judge's order that he rescind his instruction that Ohio poll workers not allow out-of-precinct voters to cast provisional ballots.

Cincinnati dogs should have their day
It appears that Cincinnati police dogs will have their moment of fame on an Animal Planet television special after all. Mayor Charlie Luken offered support for their appearance on the show, which features award-winning police dogs. Initially the filming appeared in doubt after city attorneys expressed concerns over how footage might be used.

Letters to the editor
People could vote more than once

Don't twist politics around religion
There's a quote floating around the Internet attributed to Dante: "The hottest place in hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of crisis." This isn't exactly what he wrote. The neutrals weren't bad enough to get into any circle of hell proper. Instead, they were outside the first circle, chasing a slogan-less banner.

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.

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