Last week, Donald Rumsfeld toured the Asian states of China, North Korea, South Korea and Mongolia, as well as Lithuania. His trip was organized as a personal thank you to countries helping to foster and strengthen U.S. policy in the region and as a warning to those countries not stepping into line.
It was recently announced that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in the name of fighting terrorism, has extended a 1994 wiretap law (the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act), forcing compliant organizations to include universities, libraries, airports providing wireless service and commercial Internet access providers.
Next Tuesday, New Yorkers will go to the polls to vote for their next mayor. Incumbent Michael R. Bloomberg, a Republican, is running on his record of successes, large and small, against Democratic nominee Fernando Ferrer.
While the author likely created last week's political cartoon with no malicious intent toward St. Olafs GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender) community, its message targeted and belittled the significance of, and sentiments behind, National Coming Out Week.
I think it is time for the American people to examine one of the backbones of George W. Bushs first administration, the No Child Left Behind Act. Passed in 2001 with much fanfare, No Child Left Behind has been relegated to the back seat of political priorities, but that does not mean its impact has been any less drastic.