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Diversity leading to destruction

Diversity leading to destruction
Marla Bahloul, Arts Editor Last Friday, President Obama lifted a 22-year-old ban that barred persons with the HIV/AIDS virus from traveling to the United States. Since 1981, more than 25 million people have died of HIV/AIDS. The ban was enacted in 1987 when the epidemic was becoming more and more prevalent. My contention is then set against the president’s decision to repeal the ban. With the issues... 

Why not a public option?

Can there really be true healthcare reform without including a public option? The case for the public option provision in an upcoming healthcare bill took another blow on Tuesday, when the Senate Finance Committee rejected both Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and Senator Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) bills which included a public option. It is important to keep in mind; even with a Democratic majority in... 

What happened to civility?

Lately civilized debate does not get air time. Unfortunately, uttering facts – long, complicated facts – does not get air time. Respectfulness to people, tradition and customs does not get air time either. While this editorial is not about the media’s role in who gets reported on and who does not, it has become the norm to give the loudest, most disrespectful person the main coverage, even if... 
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