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Fly the Friendly Skies?

As a consequence of the terrorist attacks of September 11, American pilots now have a new companion when they fly. This past Saturday marked the graduation of the first group of 46 pilots who received special training to allow them to carry guns in their cockpits. Congress granted this privilege in an attempt to protect…

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It Takes Time

In last week’s “The WMD’s, Mr. Bush,” Ruoxi Chen ’05 classifies the actions of the Bush administration as “dubious” and purports to speak for our Founding Fathers in decrying the “mockery America has become.” Her conclusions and brash assumptions are as follows: Iraq must not have weapons of mass destruction since we haven’t found them…

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THOU SHALT NOT

Week after week, I sermonize from my Fourth Estate pulpit, lecturing on what I believe is wrong with society, culture, and our school; providing insight on how we should react to the seemingly arbitrary and irrational powers that be; and attempting to move and inspire my admiring public. Except for the fact that I am…

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A Pointless Protest

In the weeks and months that led up to Operation Iraqi Freedom, certain American politicians, foreign diplomats, and Hollywood’s finest rallied against what they viewed as an unnecessary and immoral conflict. Weapons of Mass Destruction expert and I Am Sam star Sean Penn visited Iraq and expressed hope that a peaceful solution could be found–a…

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Reform The Media

With the collapse of Baghdad’s defenses and the subsequent fall of Saddam’s regime last week, the media has forced itself to move on to new ground. For weeks, news reporters and columnists had characterized the war plan as vastly flawed. In fact, some even went as far as to say that it had failed. Not…

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