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Politics is still politics

Opinion Obama’s election is historic, but it does not change the nature of the beast Barack Obama’s election as president is an historic event for the United States after 232 years marred by issues of…


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Obama’s victory doesn’t erase history

Opinion King’s dream still far from reality Barack Obama’s inauguration represents a giant step in the history of race relations in the United States, but it still only represents one step. The unfulfilled dream Martin…


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New year, old promises

The problem with New Year’s resolutions It happens every year. We all watch the clock tick down and the ball drop, as Dec. 31 becomes Jan. 1. We kiss someone we love – or someone…


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Bring back the draft

[This opinion is a counterpoint to Dennis Hitzeman’s Land of the free.] I have always been against the concept of building the military through a draft. My selfish reasoning stemmed from the fact that I…


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Land of the Free

[This opinion is a counterpoint to Rusty Pate’s Bring back the draft.] Instead of a draft, consider an incentive We live in troubled, turbulent times. Since 9-11, we find ourselves engaged in a global war…