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Sunday, January 29,2012
Commentary

Stand up for more than your own interests

By Chelsea Robinson
This generation is about as disconnected as it gets. Years of stressing the importance of the individual politically and socially, as well as advancements in technology, have led to a whole country of people who have very little in common.
Sunday, January 29,2012
Commentary

Obama makes late payment on mortgage-fraud victims

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
In President Barack Obama's State of the Union address last Tuesday evening, many heard echoes of the Obama of old, the presidential aspirant of 2007 and 2008.
Monday, January 16,2012
Commentary

Guantanamo at 10: The prisoner and the prosecutor

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
Ten years ago, Omar Deghayes and Morris Davis would have struck anyone as an odd pair. While they have never met, they now share a profound connection, cemented through their time at the notorious U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Deghayes was a prisoner there.
Sunday, January 8,2012
Commentary

Commentary: Hello and goodbye, 2012

By Jenna Blakely
This past New Year's, I wasn't sure if I should celebrate or say goodbye to my dear friends. The world is predicted to end in 2012 because of the Maya calendar ending, and the History Channel sure does a great job presenting terrifying evidence about the Maya prediction.
Sunday, January 8,2012
Commentary

We need to stand up for our eroding civil liberties

By Amy Alkon
Our Founding Fathers were a bunch of obnoxious jerks — and I mean that in the most reverent way. They were fiercely opposed to blind obedience to authority and risked their lives to flip it the bird. Oh, how disappointingly — and dangerously — far we've fallen.
Sunday, January 8,2012
Commentary

While the Republicans are divided, the citizens are united

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
The Republican caucuses in Iowa, with its cliffhanger ending, confirmed two key political points and left a third virtually ignored. First, the Republicans are not enthusiastic about any of their candidates.
Monday, January 2,2012
Commentary

If you can’t beat your enemies, enjoin them (from voting)

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
All eyes are on Iowa this week, as the hodgepodge field of Republican contenders gallivants across that farm state seeking a win, or at least "momentum," in the campaign for the party's presidential nomination.
Monday, January 2,2012
Commentary

After 35 years, The NEWS gets a new publisher

By Bruce Mitchell
With today's issue, Jane Means is the new publisher of The Athens NEWS. Jane has responsibility for all the newspaper's operations, policies and personnel.
Monday, December 26,2011
Commentary

North Korea and H5N1: Let's have a sense of proportion

By Gwynne Dyer
Western intelligence agencies have been warning for years about the terrible consequences that would ensue if Iran were to get nuclear weapons. Better bomb the place before they do. But North Korea already has nuclear weapons, and now they are falling into the hands of a young man whose main qualification for office is that he is less weird than his half-brother.
Monday, December 26,2011
Commentary

Bradley Manning an unfortunate victim of the fog of war

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
Accused whistle-blower Pvt. Bradley Manning turned 24 Saturday. He spent his birthday in a pre-trial military hearing that could ultimately lead to a sentence of life ... or death. Manning stands accused of causing the largest leak of government secrets in United States history. More on Manning shortly.
 
 
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