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Mark Smith, editor

   

Letter to the Editor

I would like to correct a factual error that appeared in an opinion piece by Michael Coffey, entitled “Great Works Missing from HPU Curriculum” (April 26, 2004). He writes, “Currently our curriculum - for Political Science, International Relations, Humanities, Classics programs, and potentially History - is almost entirely devoid of the great works.”

   

'Health' must be redefined in late term abortions

In 1973, Sandra Cano and Norma McCorvey, plaintiffs of two of the most significant cases on abortion, didn’t realize they were putting themselves into a position of sparking an ongoing national controversy over women’s right to choose.

   

Not having to see yourself for who you are: Politics without mirrors

In a current Supreme Court case, Michael Newdow has challenged the constitutionality of reading the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools. Newdow, an atheist, argues that the pledge’s reference to America as “one nation, under God,” constitutes governmental establishment of religion. The Bush administration counters that the pledge is “a patriotic exercise, not a religious testimonial,” and should be allowed.

   

Campaign finance reform attacks victims

In upholding the major provisions of the McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Law, the Supreme Court has openly declared that it is legitimate to curtail freedom of speech “marginally” in order to fight government corruption. The sad reality is that the new laws not only fail to confront the source of corruption in government, but by violating free speech, they heap even more injustices upon the “victims” of such corruption.

 
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