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Free Speech 3/29/11

Keeping sanity in the media I cannot express my appreciation in any stronger term than respect for your story on [the] environmental meltdown [in Japan]. I find some hope left to our country knowing that a person of your insight and common sense will help keep some degree of logic in the media. Good work Mark. – […]

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Commentary Forum Topic 3/22/11

Crisis in Japan Causes Concerns over U.S. Nuclear Power Program Observers of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant crisis in Japan are becoming more optimistic that the Japanese are turning the tide in their battle to avoid total nuclear disaster with round the clock use of water canons which have been spraying the reactors in […]

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Commentary Forum: 3/22/11

Environmentalists Melt Down; Nuclear Reactors Don’t By Mark Luedtke On Friday, March 11, a magnitude 8.9 earthquake struck off the coast of Japan. The quake was the strongest ever recorded in Japan and the fifth strongest recorded in modern history. It’s estimated the subsequent tsunami triggered by the quake killed over 25,000 people in Japan. […]

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Commentary Forum: 3/22/11

A difficult, but nuclear reality By Benjamin Tomkins The hardest part of writing about human tragedies is figuring out how to start talking. Preliminary estimates of the death toll in Japan are somewhere in the 10,000s. That number is a little large for my limited, hyper-simian brain to deal with when it comes to suffering […]

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Free Speech 3/22/11

Bravo art! This is a great article and certainly makes me want to go to the opening and see the heartfelt works of art and creative energy that is being generated. I am familiar with Tom’s art and journey. So glad he is featured. Sue Brezine [RE: “Creative Healing” by Nicole Wroten, 3/15/11] Dear Editor […]

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Debate Forum 3/15/11

Is There a Vital U.S. Interest in Aiding the Rebels in Libya? The Obama administration is grappling with what the U.S. response should be to the growing violence in Libya. Calls are growing for a “no-fly” zone over the country, but a power or coalition of powers willing to enforce one remains unsettled. Over the […]

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Debate Forum: Left 3/15/11

… And Stay Out By Ben Tompkins I think the country … may … be growing up a     bit.  A few days ago, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton articulated the U.S. policy on the ongoing crisis in Libya with the following statement: “I think it is very important that this not be a U.S.-led effort […]

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Debate Forum: Right 3/15/11

To The Shores of Tripoli By David H. Landon Last week, the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution which referred Muammar Gadhafi to the International Criminal Court for prosecution. If Gadhafi attempts to leave Libya, he is likely to be arrested. With no other options, Gadhafi is waging a brutal campaign against his own people […]

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Free Speech 3/15/11

Encourage local politicians not to defund public broadcasting I am firmly in continued support of public broadcasting, for both forms on TV and radio. I think it has long been a goal of some on the right, to somehow do away with public broadcasting. I am sure their dislike of public broadcasting comes in part […]

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Debate Forum 3/8/11

Shall We Continue to Fund NPR and PBS? As the Congress debates over how to reduce the rapid growth in federal spending, many programs which receive federal funding are standing by and anxiously waiting to see if the budget cutting ax will fall on them. Among the groups that are concerned about their funding is […]

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News of the weird: 05/26

By Chuck Shepherd Is This a Great Country or What? There’s hardly a more “generic” song in America than “Happy […]

A berry good time

Annual Strawberry Festival returns By Tara Pettit Photo: The Troy Strawberry Festival [June6-7] offers strawberry-themed vendors, activities and live entertainment; […]

Advice Goddess: 5/27

By Amy Alkon Smells Like Bean Spirit My girlfriend of a year is 51 and lovely in most areas – […]

Chew on this: 05/26

Grill smart By Jayne Powers Every day, we make decisions about our health regarding the food we eat. Sometimes, we […]

News of the weird: 05/19

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Donating for dollars Already, healthy people can donate blood, sperm and eggs, but now […]

Advice Goddess: 5/19

By Amy Alkon All the single m’ladies I read your manners book and loved it. I just feel that for […]