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Wednesday, August 8,2012
Commentary

Your chance to say whatever you like

Burr Oak Lodge: "I visited the lodge earlier last year when my friend was planning a wedding there. I thought the lodge was really beautiful but it was really showing its age.
Sunday, August 5,2012
Commentary

Obama kills weapons treaty

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman

Quick: What is more heavily regulated, global trade of bananas or battleships? In late June, activists gathered in New York's Times Square to make the absurd point, that, unbelievably, "there are more rules governing your ability to trade a banana from one country to the next than governing your ability to trade an AK-47 or a military helicopter."

Wednesday, August 1,2012
Commentary

Bad days in Burma, as security forces target a Muslim minority

By Gwynne Dyer
At last somebody in an official position has said something. United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay has called for an independent investigation into claims that Burmese security forces are systematically targeting the Rohingya, a Muslim minority community living in the Arakan region.
Sunday, July 29,2012
Commentary

Can Syria avoid ethnic cleansing?

By Gwynne Dyer
In war, moral power is to physical as three parts out of four, said Napoleon, and the past few days have seen a sudden and drastic shift in the balance of moral power in Syria.
Sunday, July 29,2012
Commentary

United States’ gun laws: Guilty by reason of insanity

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
James Holmes, the alleged shooter in the massacre in Aurora, Colo., reportedly amassed his huge arsenal with relative ease. Some of these weapons were illegal as recently as eight years ago.
Sunday, July 29,2012
Commentary

A nice stroll around Athens turns ugly

By Anne Li
After two months of travelling separately in China, my 15-year-old friend and I, an 18-year-old, decided to reunite uptown, where we planned to eat dinner and share stories and a cold dessert somewhere.
Sunday, July 15,2012
Commentary

The Homecoming Parade Route: A local historical perspective

By R.J. Abraham
Perhaps the best route for Ohio University's Homecoming Parade is the one that has been used before and was very successful.
Sunday, July 15,2012
Commentary

The pain in Spain falls mainly on the plain (folks)

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
As Spain's prime minister announced deep austerity cuts Wednesday in order to secure funds from the European Union to bail out Spain's failing banks, the people of Spain have taken to the streets once again for what they call "Real Democracy Now."
Wednesday, July 11,2012
Commentary

It’s a good bet that wild weather’s related to climate change

By Gwynne Dyer
It was 107 degrees F in St. Louis, Mo., last weekend, about the same as in Saudi Arabia. Along the U.S. Atlantic coast, it was cooler, but not much: 105 degrees F in Washington, D.C., just short of the city's all-time record. And 46 Americans were already dead from the heat wave.
Sunday, July 8,2012
Commentary

Don’t expect Iran to back down, despite crippling sanctions

By Gwynne Dyer
There are cynics among us who would argue that the European Union's oil sanctions against Iran, which went into full effect on 1 July, are a double triumph for Israel's Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.
 
 
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