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Number 465, April 27, 2008
"This Ain't the Summer of Love"

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Letters to the Editor
from The Editor, Jim Davidson, Scott Campanaro, and Marc V. Ridenour

Shooter in the Rye
by Jim Lesczynski
There is something about a good teen angst novel that really resonates with me, even as a 42-year-old. You'd think a quarter of a century since leaving high school would have given me some detachment, and it has for the most part. But every once in awhile, the old feelings of frustration, anger and cynicism come rushing back as vividly as if I were 16 all over again. Re-reading Catcher in the Rye, for example, makes me feel like a teenager, and not in a good way. Darian Worden's powerful first novel, Bring a Gun to School Day, had a similarly disturbing effect.

Cry Me a River
by A.X. Perez
On the 22nd of April 2008 ABC news broadcast a story regarding the purchase of firearms in the US by Mexican drug dealers. It was implied that Something Needed To Be Done About It, that something being stricter gun control laws applied to gun dealers along the Mexican border.

I Really Can't Vote For Any of Them
by James Glaser
John McCain, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton might all be fine Americans, but I don't believe any of the three have any idea of what it is like to be a working man or woman in America today, and I don't think any of them ever did.

You Go First: The Peace Amendment
by L. Neil Smith
The idea is probably as old as the Pharaohs, maybe even as old as Homo Erectus. Whenever and wherever old men have sent young men off to die, sooner or later someone has suggested that the old men should go first.

Respect for the Memory
by A.X. Perez
My Uncle Manuel Ramirez died on the 11th of April, 2008. He was 90 years old, and he died basically of being 90 years old.

The Last Sonuvabitch of Klepton
The Last
of Klepton

The Probability Broach:
The Graphic Novel

by L. Neil Smith
Illustrated by Scott Bieser
Published by Bighead Press, 2004

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