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A Tortured Solution: Soul-searching in America

by Paul Smith Eric Holder, Obama’s nominee for attorney general, stated with no equivocation before Senate confirmation hearings on January 15th, that waterboarding was indeed torture. His candor seems deemed to set a new precedent for what the Justice Department may resemble under an Obama administration: if it is torture, then by definition it is...

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Communication, challenge yourself to speak up

by Ben Johnson Hello classmates, welcome to the New Year! As we all know, the beginning of a new year can be a good time to come up with some resolutions and reassess some priorities. I myself have not come up with a list of resolutions, but there are some things that need work for...

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Hillary: the New Secretary of Taint

by Paul Smith Lyndon Johnson once quipped of J. Edgar Hoover, “It’s probably better to have him inside the tent pissing out, than outside the tent pissing in,” suggesting it better to assimilate your political enemies into your professional circle rather than have them working against you from the sidelines. And so it is that...

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‘86,400’

Ansley Zecckine For every day that we live, it’s the same number given afresh to us once again. It can be a handful of blessings or curses. It can be the best or the worst. It can be a friend or an enemy. Oftentimes, it becomes the container filled with a collection of poorly, misguided...

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Cell phones in class

Ben Johnson Published: Tuesday, September 9, 2008 First day of class, everyone knows what it’s like in one way or another and knows what to expect. You find your classroom and pick a seat to spend the next 16 weeks of your life listening to a very inspirational teacher lecture on a subject that will...