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Military power goes too far

As United States citizens, we are often told about the horrors of the police state. Soldiers patrolling throughout cities, rifles at the ready to arrest and detain anyone engaging in suspicious behavior, with no one to answer to except for themselves.

Debate on torture drowns credibility

Debate on torture drowns credibility

Republican candidates at the foreign policy debate on Saturday were asked to share their views on torture. This question segued into their views on waterboarding. Both Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain said that if elected, they would return to the practice of waterboarding as an interrogation technique.

Commentary: Cutting loan program would hurt, not help

<i>Commentary</i>: Cutting loan program would hurt, not help

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul promised that he would cut the federal budget by $1 trillion if he is elected president.

Hearing from the other 99

The leaderless protest group “Occupy Wall Street” has entered its third week of demonstrations. The protests, which began on Sept. 17, have for the most part been peaceful, drawing in crowds of thousands to New York City’s Zuccotti Park.

Panel revisits democracy, Mideast

Panel revisits democracy, Mideast

A panel of La Verne professors discussed the idea of achieving peace in the Middle East in the Hot Spots lecture “Demo­cracy in the Middle East: Hopes and Challenges,” last week.

Politicians need to think before acting

On Feb. 9 Rep. Chris Lee (R-New York) resigned his position in the House of Representatives because he was caught interacting on Craigslist in an unbecoming way. In March of 2008 Eliot Spitzer resigned his position as governor of New York for paying for sex. In 2007 Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana resigned after he was linked to a prostitution ring.

Commentary: Be ready for me, journalism industry

<i>Commentary</i>: Be ready for me, journalism industry

I obviously have chosen to attend the University of La Verne to receive a degree in journalism. I went into this knowing the industry is known to be dying.

A wish list for our new governor

We are offering newly-elected Gov. Jerry Brown our short wish-list to help him order his priorities.

Stop the mudslinging

Mudslinging has always been an interesting side effect of elections. Commercials are broadcast smearing each candidate, exposing the skeletons in their closets.

An urgency to unite for ’10 graduates

An urgency to unite for ’10 graduates

For a group that will graduate at the beginning of a new decade, we the class of 2010 need to be known as the class of decision makers. Decisions by graduating men and women who demand answers before it is too late and reject tepid responses to distressing problems. Decisions by intellectuals who realize that […]

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