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Sunday, April 19,2015
Commentary

Open veins, healing wounds, in Latin America

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
For the first time in more than half a century, the presidents of the United States and Cuba have had a formal meeting. Barack Obama met with Cuban President Raul Castro at the seventh Summit of the Americas, held this year in Panama City.
Wednesday, April 15,2015
Commentary

Personal-safety trainer weighs in on concealed-carry on campus story

By Cheryl Cesta
The premise and "pragmatic solution" offered by Abe Alassaf in his April 2 letter to the editor suggesting that "the key to eliminating sexual assault on Ohio University's campus is allowing concealed carry of firearms," as well his comments and quotes in the article regarding rape culture, protests/rallies and speakers on campus is short-sighted and offensive.
Sunday, April 12,2015
Commentary

Capital punishment in America: A dead policy walking

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
A jury in Boston has returned a guilty verdict on all 30 counts against the Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Wednesday, April 8,2015
Commentary

The Middle East: Iran is back

By Gwynne Dyer
"This (Arab) nation, in its darkest hour, has never faced a challenge to its existence and a threat to its identity like the one it's facing now," said General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, now the ruler of Egypt.
Sunday, April 5,2015
Commentary

Hate doesn’t pay any more today than it did in 1930 Indiana

Breaking the Sound Barrier

The date was Aug.7, 1930. The place: Marion, Indiana. Three young African-American men were lynched. The horror of the crime was captured by a local photographer.
Wednesday, April 1,2015
Commentary

University VP clarifies OU position on 29 Park Place

By Steve Golding

In response to recent feedback and concerns, I'm writing to provide clarity related to 29 Park Place and the broader topic of presidential housing.

Sunday, March 29,2015
Commentary

Sgt. Bergdahl et al: the costs of war, the price of peace

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
What price would you pay not to kill another human being? At what point would you commit the offenses allegedly perpetrated by Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was charged Wednesday with desertion and "misbehavior before an enemy."
Sunday, March 15,2015
Commentary

How long will oil stay cheap

By Gwynne Dyer
I'm in Alberta, the province that produces most of Canada's oil, and there's only one question on everybody's lips. How long will the oil price stay down? It has fallen by more than half in the past nine months - West Texas Intermediate is $48 per barrel today - and further falls are predicted for the coming weeks.
Sunday, March 15,2015
Commentary

In Selma, memories of Bloody Sunday spur action today

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
Fifty years have passed since Bloody Sunday, that seminal event in United States civil-rights history when African-Americans and their allies attempted to march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, demanding the right to vote.
Wednesday, March 11,2015
Commentary

Thoughts on Israel’s Netanyahu and Iran’s supposed bomb

By Gwynne Dyer
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has finally given his much ballyhooed speech to the US Congress, and the heavens haven't fallen.
 
 
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