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ISSUE 117 VOL 14 PUBLISHED 3/19/2004

Opinions

A year's reflection on Iraq

On March 19, 2003 at 8:36 p.m. Central time, two U.S. F-117A warplanes dropped a payload of bunker buster bombs on a building in Baghdad in a failed decapitation attack on Saddam Hussein, beginning our second war against Iraq in slightly more than a decade.

Knee Jerk reaction

Chocolate vaginas, cunt pins and a man dressed in a vagina suit, all in Buntrock Commons. How ironic, that just a week after the temporary liberation of Vagina Week, provocative photos featuring female nudity in a senior womens art exhibit were taken down.

Bush gains from pain

Two television commercials released by the Bush-Cheney re-election campaign have ignited controversy. The 30-second ads, which make reference to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, are being met with outraged responses from the family members of some victims, who claim that Bush is exploiting the tragedy for political gain.

Martha Martyred by the media

The puns alone should be enough to clue anyone in to the fact that Martha Stewarts recent conviction on four felony charges is about more than, well, a conviction on four felony charges.

Train bombing tragic on many levels

Many have likened the train bombings in Spain on March 11 to the terrorist attacks on the United States on Sept. 11. Indeed, both days brought grief of almost unbearable proportions. But the reactions of the citizens of these countries will determine whether the future will continue to hold such tragedy.

Christians quick to reject criticism

While I agree with most of what is said in Byron Vierk's recent editorial "Gibson's film not anti-Semitic," I do not think we should be so quick to reject the opinions of those who think that the recent Passion film promotes anti-Semitism.

Libertarians plan tactics

The Libertarian party is launching a program called the Free State Project. However, there is something a little contradictory in this title. Upon closer inspection, the programs goals seem naïve.

Money talks in ads

Recently, the Republican National Committee (RNC) sent notices to many of the nations television stations and informed them that airing anti-Bush ads funded by the Moveon.org Voter Fund was illegal.

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