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Ayiti mon cheri …

“We make no pretense of where we are…The real question is ‘Where is Haiti?’ — and ‘What is Haiti?’ If you are honest, even if you tell them, most passengers don’t know where they are, usually.”…

Quote of note: Plantation nation

“When you look at the way the House of Representatives has been run,…

Getting our priorities straight

If you’ve been looking for a good reason to get hot and bothered about the state of America’s healthcare system, look no further. While The New York Times’ current series on diabetes is occasionally redundant, to…

Reconsidering your niece’s Christmas present…

“On a deeper level Barbie has become inanimate. She has lost any individual warmth that she might have possessed if she were perceived as a singular person. This may go some way towards explaining the violence and to…

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“If you want our money, you have to let our recruiters on campus”—Justice John Roberts…

A Rosa Parks for the Patriot Act

Deborah Davis was riding the bus to work in Denver, Colorado, this past September, when security guards boarded the bus and requested identification from the passengers. When Ms. Davis refused, she was …

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“…this was a politically motivated decision that came down from the highest levels at the FDA.”—…

The Medicare mess

November 15 marks the opening date for seniors to register for “Part D” of Medicare, the prescription drug plan. People over 65 who receive Medicare will have the choice to register for one of many prescription drug pla…

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“It’s not as obvious as it was that day in Montgomery, but we’re segregated in this city now in many ways…In restaurants you see it. At work you see it. Honestly, I think Rosa Parks would be disappointed.…

Honoring the dead

Since March of 2003, over 2,000 American troops have been killed in Iraq. By all accounts, this death toll…

A generous Ramadan indeed…

“It’s not something bad to have increased shopping in Ramadan. The more people buy, the more they share.”…

Bible 101

A national study of high school English teachers conducted by Concordia College found that, overwhelmingly, English teachers be…