The following is a recent editorial from Oregon members of The Associated Press. In some cases, the editorials have been edited for length.

Trust the people: Mao Zedong said it, but it's a good axiom for self-ruling citizens. Judging from the boos and hisses that have greeted Ralph Nader's announcement that he will run for the presidency in 2004, however, many fear the American people can't be trusted with more than two choices.

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