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Fight Fire with Fire

Arthur Miller once said, “A good newspaper, I suppose, is a nation talking to itself.” The Phillipian is no exception. We are fortunate to have The Phillipian, and at this momentous changing of the guard, I am reminded of how grateful I am for its availability as an apparently uncensored forum for debate. But still…

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Letter to The Editor

To the Editor: As a proud graduate of Andover, class of ’60, as a proud parent of two Andover students, and as a generous financial supporter of Andover for many years, I am extremely disturbed and disheartened by the blather that is emanating from the Trustees regarding the large investment losses suffered by the school’s…

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Trouble in Paradise

Racism and racial profiling are painfully far from being eliminated in this nation. Too often I hear people claiming that we are “better off now than fifty years ago.” Comparing the modern societal handling of race to Reconstruction or pre-Civil Rights Movement-America, however, is nothing short of ridiculous. Our attitudes toward racial policies must not…

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Too Much Spending

Ten billion dollars here, $500 million there, a war in Iraq, et cetera. But where exactly does all this money come from? I am no economist, but I can add, and it seems our government cannot. Over the past several months, congressional Democrats, Republicans, and the President have all proposed additions to government spending, vying…

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No More Discrimination

As I read last week’s article on gender inequality by Jane Herzeca ’05, I couldn’t help but cringe at the idea of “honor killing” — the Middle-Eastern practice of killing a woman for simply walking in public with a man. I applaud Herzeca’s efforts of bringing such atrocities to our community’s attention, and agree that…

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