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Wednesday, August 20,2014
Readers Forum

Local activist reports from Yazidi refugee camps in Iraq

By Peggy Faw Gish
The cry for help from minority ethnic groups in northern Iraq, threatened by the militant forces calling themselves the "Islamic State" (IS), is being heard by people and governments around the world.
Wednesday, August 13,2014
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An egg-bound democracy? Reflections of a gentleman farmer

By Tom Walker
Retired from over four decades as an OU political scientist, I now have the opportunity to spend time talking with and learning from the sheep and chickens on our little Rt. 13 farm.
Wednesday, August 6,2014
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Reflections on Hiroshima, Sadako, Origami cranes, Article 9

By Charles Overby
Here at the 69th anniversary of the 1945 nuclear bombings of Hiroshima [Aug. 6] and Nagasaki [Aug. 9] I feel moved to briefly reflect on four items – [1] these bombings, [2] Sadako, [3] Origami paper cranes, and [4] Article 9 – hopefully in a somewhat connected way.
Wednesday, July 23,2014
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The eyes have it

By Michael Barr
The Supreme Court's 5-4 tortured decision in the Hobby Lobby case concerning contraception could be considered the Lawyers Full Employment Act of 2014.
Sunday, July 20,2014
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Athens aggregation can lead state on clean energy

By Gary "Spruce" Houser
A global threat with the power to break down our civilization should be causing all people to join hands in common cause.
Sunday, July 13,2014
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Let's join forces and make next year's Fab 4th the best ever

By Clyde Baker
I applaud the interest and concern expressed in last Thursday's edition of The Athens NEWS and agree wholeheartedly with the ideas about expanding and improving the Athens Fabulous 4th parade.
Sunday, June 29,2014
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Our nation and the making of a failed state in Iraq

By Tom Walker
It annoys but does not surprise me that our national media are placing most of the blame for the current implosion of Iraq on Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki. The U.S. - always the good guy - is portrayed as trying frantically to get Al Maliki to behave - to create an ethnically inclusive government.
Wednesday, June 25,2014
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Our nation and the making of the failed state in Iraq

Good examples and cruel tactics transferred from Cold War Central America

By Tom Walker
It annoys but does not surprise me that our national media are placing most of the blame for the current implosion of Iraq on Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki.
Wednesday, June 18,2014
Readers Forum

Think public school teachers have it made? Think again

Several years ago I wrote this article for The Athens NEWS, and since we seem to have a whole new generation of people who just don't seem to get this concept, I thought I should update it and submit it again for their benefit.
Wednesday, June 18,2014
Readers Forum

Understanding the new crisis going on in Iraq

By Peggy Gish
Yes, I am deeply concerned about the expansion of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) take over in Iraq. After living and working in Iraq with a peace team before, during and since the 2003 U.S. invasion, I am sad for the increased suffering the Iraqi people will have to endure.
 
 
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