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Inspiring, heroic individuals continue to motivate others

Inspiring, heroic individuals continue to motivate others

August 21, 2013
Filed under OPINION

It’s difficult to find role models these days, especially among the youth. The news is often filled with the scandals and exploits of young socialites and famous celebrities like Justin Bieber and Amanda Bynes. But then news stories also reveal a young lady such as Malala Yousafzai, a global star hers... Read more »

Rhetoric will not solve Guantánamo Bay problem

Rhetoric will not solve Guantánamo Bay problem

June 29, 2013
Filed under OPINION

President Barack Obama’s recent national defense speech has been lauded in many corners as a bold and pivotal step forward. In his speech, he reiterated his ambition to close Guantánamo Bay, reminding everyone of the promise he infamously made four years ago, during the early stages of his presidency.... Read more »

Factory regulations must be reformed

Factory regulations must be reformed

April 30, 2013
Filed under OPINION

The garment factory collapse in Bangladesh this past week was absolutely horrific. There have been 380 reported deaths, with many more still unaccounted for. Since the incident, there has been outrage by the masses in Bangladesh, and the factory owner — as well as others — have finally been arrested.... Read more »

Politicians should avoid misguiding rhetoric

Politicians should avoid misguiding rhetoric

March 26, 2013
Filed under OPINION

Politics today, even in the most developed countries, is undoubtedly difficult. This is easily seen here in the United States given the current budget battle and sequestration holding the US economy hostage — the latter an ironic byproduct and continuation of a prior budget stalemate. Opposite sides... Read more »

Rape of indian women one of many rights abuses

Rape of indian women one of many rights abuses

February 4, 2013
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

The incredible story that has rocked India and shocked the world started like any normal evening out for a group of friends, but ended with severe beatings, vicious rape and eventually death. This is a tragedy and crime against an innocent woman, beyond comprehension or words. But it is also one of countless... Read more »

Remember the unsung heroes and moments of 2012

Remember the unsung heroes and moments of 2012

December 29, 2012
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

As we approach the close of the year, it is a time of remembrance. The media undoubtedly helps us in this regard with the popular countdowns and recap lists of 2012 — most beautiful people, coolest innovations, best sports achievements, biggest scandals, etc. I must admit I tend to follow most of these... Read more »

Sandy relief inspires hope, but Haiti still hurting

Sandy relief inspires hope, but Haiti still hurting

December 4, 2012
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

We have heard the shocking stories — thousands of homes were flooded, millions lost power and, most tragically, more than one hundred people died. Hurricane Sandy was an unprecedented storm that affected and will continue to affect countless families and businesses in the northeastern United States... Read more »

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