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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.
Sunday, February 12,2012
Commentary

America’s pro-choice majority speaks out for women

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
The leadership of the Catholic Church has launched what amounts to a holy war against President Barack Obama. Archbishop Timothy Dolan appealed to church members, "Let your elected leaders know that you want religious liberty and rights of conscience restored and that you want the administration's contraceptive mandate rescinded," he said.
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.
 
 
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