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How to Punish Putin

Over the last two weeks, Western nations have announced a layered sanctions plan to deal with Putin's aggression in the Ukraine. The layering, Western leaders advised, will be commensurate with Putin's future moves.
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The Main Trouble in Politics

I have given a lot of thought of late about what is ailing our dysfunctional political system, and have come to the conclusion that it boils down to one significant thing: Ideology.
 

God in the Classroom

Two weeks into my sophomore year in university I decided to meet up with an old friend from freshman year. She was a Muslim from Kuwait and a very interesting person to talk to considering her background.
 

A Halloween of Hollow Weenies

The shutdown ended, but the showdown continues as the mad hatters of The Tea Party extreme play dress up as grown-ups interested in governing while aiming to gut Social Security and Food Stamps.
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Spying on Our Friends

Is our media that naive to think that Germany, England, Israel and other "friendly nations" aren't spying on there great ally the United States? Of course they are and they should be. Spying isn't always about hurting your enemy.
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Is Rush Limbaugh the Puppet Master Behind the Government Shutdown?

Want to know where the recent flurry of House Republican bat shit is coming from?   Look no further than right wing talk show host Rush Limbaugh.
 

College liberals should be up in arms

Last year, I wrote a column extolling the virtues of being a member of a minority political viewpoint on campus. Today, I write a companion column delineating the detriments that arise when campus discussion is dominated by the liberal viewpoint.
 

The Danger of Political Labels

I recently had a conversation with an Australian student in which neither of us knew what the other was saying. We were both speaking English, but it was probably the most unproductive conversation you can imagine.
 

God Colors Outside The Lines

The subject of Father Scott's homily on Sunday was "tunnel vision," something our local parish priest knows a lot about since it was not until he was in his twenties and well out of high school that Father Scott finally got his driver's license.
 

Moderate Republicans In Denial

Mickey Edwards steals a page from those early Progressives who believed the cure for democracy was more democracy.