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Kabul 2002

0 Comments · Thursday, November 29, 2001
With the war in Afghanistan taking a new direction every week, keeping up with events is proving difficult for the U.S. and its allies, as well as its critics. The arrival of Ramadan two weeks ago   

Power of One

0 Comments · Thursday, November 1, 2001
A Corpse Is a Corpse, of Course, of Course Can someone please explain to me why anyone should be looking at eight years in prison for posing and photographing a corpse? Or why we must spend mill  

News: Blind Rage

America must not subordinate justice to the rage of revenge

0 Comments · Thursday, September 20, 2001
The roots of the terror that struck America last week run deep. They are complex and more profound than the preparations for "war" now underway. America was not targeted because it's a beacon of fr  

From the Steam Room to Council Chambers

Conscientious Objector

0 Comments · Thursday, March 22, 2001
It's often said politics makes for strange bedfellows, but come this fall, Cincinnati voters will be treated to one of the most unlikely boarders ever to vie for a room at the 801 Plum dormitory. H  

Death of a Salesman

Conscientious Objector

0 Comments · Thursday, March 8, 2001
"You know, lots of us do lousy jobs we don't like," reads one of my lines in a play that opens this week in Dayton. "Doesn't mean we shirk our duty." Many of us find ourselves in lines of work we w  

Third World America

Conscientious Objector

0 Comments · Thursday, February 22, 2001
Remember back in our school days, the horrific examples of Third World poverty served up to us as proof of the triumph of the American way? Remember our disbelief at Caribbean or African countries,   

When Love Fails

0 Comments · Thursday, February 8, 2001
Like most holidays, Valentine's Day brings out both our best and worst. For those in love, it is a celebration of that love. For those who are missing out on that joy, it is a painful reminder. In   

The Starred Spanglish Banner

Conscientious Objector

0 Comments · Thursday, January 18, 2001
Oh say, can you see, in the not too distant future, a Puerto Rican star on the American flag? Not too many Americans give much thought to our "associated free state" at the gateway to the Caribbea  

Twelve Days of Excess

0 Comments · Thursday, December 21, 2000
Dec. 25, 2000 -- Dear Adam, talk about unique Christmas gifts! When you hinted at something cute and cuddly, I was expecting a puppy or a kitten, not a poor-white-trash kid in bare sleeves. I found   

Contest and Concession

0 Comments · Thursday, December 7, 2000
Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. And sometimes you win by giving up the fight. Contest and concession are a part of our human experience, whether the prize is the White House, public opinion o