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Rallying Public Opinion

“Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho, Bush’s war has got to go!” The clamor of helicopters circling overhead and police sirens screeching along the roads provided a striking contrast to the boisterous chants of the protesters swarming the streets. This past Saturday, men, women, and children congregated in peaceful protest from 49th Street to 75th Street along…

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A Place for Conservatives

The goal of any educational enterprise is to provoke intelligence and to help students strive towards their goals, both as individuals and as scholars. As the best of the best, Phillips Academy is the poster child of the independent school family, giving children from all corners of the globe the opportunity to make a difference….

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Red Alert

So my mother’s been sending me e-mails all about how I should be especially, especially careful about handling my hate mail this week. Yes, I have actually received hate mail – for being Jewish, not for “pissing-off people,” silly. My mother’s concerned because the country is now on Orange Alert, which the friendly website www.whitehouse.gov…

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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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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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