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Mark Smith, editor

   

Iraqis should embrace ideals of America's founding

On December 15, 1791, 212 years ago, the American Bill of Rights was ratified. Thus ended a long and difficult process by which the American people liberated themselves from tyranny and then established the first government in history founded on individual rights protected by a written constitution. Now the Iraqi people, liberated from the despotism of Saddam Hussein, must assume the daunting task of framing a constitution, instituting a new government, and rebuilding civil society. The challenges are formidable.

   

Playing politics with Iraq

In May of 2002, Vice President Cheney warned Democrats not to seek political advantage from the war against terrorism. Now that the Bush administration views Iraq as the “central front” in that war, the news indicates that some people are indeed seeking political advantage from that conflict—despite Cheney’s warning. It is not just the Democrats running for president, though. These days, Republicans and the Bush administration are the ones most focused on using the war for electoral purposes.

   

Letter from a valedictorian

It’s been 4.5 years since I was a valedictory speaker for the HPU 1999 spring graduation. My undergraduate experience and the University’s support system still keep me a top performer in my business field—public relations.

 

Prejudice limits us and prevents harmony

The national holiday that commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. brings to mind such words as freedom, boycott, assassination, and, resonating down through generations, prejudice. The last is probably the single greatest obstacle faced by King and others in the long struggle against segregation in the United States.

 
 

"Bush-wacked" Quotations from and about Geroge W. Bush from the Time Annual 2003

“It would be a mistake for the U.S. Senate to allow any kind of human cloning to come out of that chamber” —Bush on legislation-banning cloning.

 
   
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