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Wednesday, March 28,2012
Commentary

The symmetry of slaughter

By Gwynne Dyer
After Mohamed Merah died in a hail of French police bullets last Thursday, people who had known him talked about "a polite and courteous boy" who liked "cars, bikes, sports and girls." His friends had trouble believing that he had murdered seven people, including three children, in a 10-day killing spree in the city of Toulouse, and none of them believed his claim to be a member of al-Qaeda.
Sunday, March 25,2012
Commentary

Walking while black: The killing of Trayvon Martin

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
On the rainy night of Sunday, Feb. 26, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin walked to a convenience store in Sanford, Fla. On his way home, with his Skittles and iced tea, the African-American teenager was shot and killed. The gunman, George Zimmerman, didn't run.
Wednesday, March 21,2012
Commentary

The survival of global civilization: The limited options

By Gwynne Dyer

Reporter: "What do you think of Western civilization, Mr Gandhi?" Mohandas Gandhi: "I think it would be a good idea."

Sunday, March 18,2012
Commentary

Terror, trauma and the endless war in Afghanistan

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
We may never know what drove a U.S. Army staff sergeant to head out into the Afghan night and allegedly murder at least 16 civilians in their homes, among them nine children and three women.
Wednesday, March 14,2012
Commentary

Real reasons to attack Iran aren’t the ones you’re hearing

The last time U.S. President Barack Obama met Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, it was obvious that the two men distrusted and despised each other. This time (March 5), their mutual dislike was better hidden, but the gulf between them was still as big, especially on the issue of Iran's alleged desire for nuclear weapons.
Sunday, March 11,2012
Commentary

When Japan discards nukes, both U.S. parties are all in

Breaking ths Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
Super Tuesday demonstrated the rancor rife in Republican ranks, as the four remaining major candidates slug it out to see how far to the right of President Barack Obama they can go. While attacking him daily for the high cost of gasoline, both sides are traveling down the same perilous road in their support of nuclear power.
Sunday, March 4,2012
Commentary

OU’s event parking shouldn’t crowd out students headed for class

By Jenna Blakely

I can't imagine having a job where people generally hate you. Ohio University's Parking Services, for example, is not held in the highest regard among students who have been ticketed, "booted" and towed – not what we like to accommodate our budget for.

Sunday, March 4,2012
Commentary

Is Putin scoring Pyhrric victory in Russian elections?

By Gwynne Dyer
Vladimir Putin is going to win the presidential election in Russia on March 4. In theory, that gives him six more years in power, and the right to run for a further six-year term after that. (He got around the constitutional ban on more than two consecutive terms as president by spending the past four years as prime minister.) But it's very unlikely that Putin will be ruling Russia 12 years from now.
Sunday, February 26,2012
Commentary

New Obama campaign chair: 'The president was wrong'

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
"The president is wrong." So says one of the newly appointed co-chairs of President Barack Obama's re-election campaign. Those four words headline the website of the organization Progre
Sunday, February 19,2012
Commentary

Nine deaths in Afghanistan

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
Eight youths, tending their flock of sheep in the snowy fields of Afghanistan, were exterminated last week by a NATO airstrike. They were in the Najrab district of Kapisa province in eastern Afghanistan. Most were reportedly between the ages of 6 and 14. They had sought shelter near a large boulder, and had built a fire to stay warm.
 
 
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