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Sunday, February 5,2012
Commentary

Life after college – one pending OU grad’s experience

By Jenna Blakely
For any Ohio University senior, it seems like just yesterday we were attending freshmen orientation, aimlessly following our designated tour guides with anticipation of memories and lessons to come. As a senior myself, on track to graduate one quarter early, I bet I speak for many students other than myself when I say that college goes by insanely fast.
Sunday, February 5,2012
Commentary

The hypocrite Mitt Romney and the 1 percent under God

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
Although Mitt Romney has yet to win a majority in a Republican primary, he won big in Florida. After he and the pro-Romney super-PACs flooded the airwaves with millions of dollars' worth of ads in a state where nearly half the homeowners are under water, he talked about whom he wants to represent.
Wednesday, February 1,2012
Commentary

Syria crisis has no easy answers or resolution

By Gwynne Dyer
"The Security Council cannot go about imposing solutions in crisis situations in various countries of the world," said Vitaly Churkin, Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, as the U.N. began discussing what to do about the Syrian crisis last Friday.
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.
 
 
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