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Sunday, October 19,2014
Commentary

With Ebola, we need medical boots on the ground now

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
The headlines shift hourly between Ebola and ISIS. The question is often asked, "Should we put boots on the ground?"
Sunday, October 12,2014
Commentary

Texas strips women of their health and rights

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
SAN ANTONIO - In Texas, how far women have come can be measured by how far they have to go. Scores of medical facilities have been shuttered in Texas, stranding almost a million women hundreds of mile
Sunday, October 5,2014
Commentary

A force more powerful than Jefferson County, Colorado

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
"Don't make history a mystery" read one of the signs at a rally in Jefferson County, Colorado. High school students in this suburban district, referred to locally as "JeffCo," have been walking out of class en masse this past week, protesting the planned censorship of the district's Advanced Placement (AP) United States history curriculum by the local school board.
Sunday, September 28,2014
Commentary

The ongoing trends – global warming and global warring

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
Hours after 400,000 people joined in the largest climate march in history, the United States began bombing Syria, starting yet another war.
Sunday, September 21,2014
Commentary

Just ended, a climate week to change everything

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
The climate crisis is worsening faster than predicted, by every scientific measure, and is paralleled by another crisis: the failure of the U.N. climate negotiation process.
Wednesday, September 17,2014
Commentary

Senior year at OU? The horror

As the leaves begin to change colors and the summer heat slowly begins to dissipate, thousands of students at Ohio University will be settling in for what will be their final school year in Athens. The class of 2015 has been a part of some of the finest moments in the school's history.
Wednesday, September 17,2014
Commentary

Why you go to college – does this sound like you?

By Alan J. McMillan
UCLA's CIRP (Cooperative Institutional Research Program) just released a survey on why students go to college. About 300,000 freshmen students from approximately 300 four-year colleges completed the survey prior to the start of classes.
Sunday, September 14,2014
Commentary

The climate marches on with big event Sunday in D.C.

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
"Unjust laws exist." So wrote Henry David Thoreau in his 1849 essay, "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience." The naturalist and pacifist asked, "Shall we be content to obey them, or shall we endeavor to amend them, and obey them until we have succeeded, or shall we transgress them at once?" His answer was simple: "I say, break the law."
Sunday, September 7,2014
Commentary

Get ready for the symbolic ‘Internet Slowdown’ Sept. 10

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
This Wednesday, Sept. 10, if your favorite website seems to load slowly, take a closer look: You might be experiencing the Battle for the Net's "Internet Slowdown," a global day of grass-roots action.
Wednesday, September 3,2014
Commentary

Your top objective as you set foot on campus this fall

By Alan J. McMillan
Millions of you are on campus for the fall. Some of you are newly minted freshman, and many others are making your return from summer break. Interests, area of study and academic environments vary. BUT, you all share the same No. 1 objective.
 
 
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