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Some Candidates Aren’t Talking PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 29 October 2002 18:00
Of all the November elections I have ever participated in, this is by far the most woeful in terms of candidates dealing with the issues that challenge America. The glaring lack of debates, surveys, interviews, and opportunities in general for the public to engage with the candidates exposes a strategy of nondisclosure on the part of the political parties’ leadership.

 
Speculation Is Not News PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 22 October 2002 18:00
The dumbing down of America via the mainstream media’s commercialization of news has reached unprecedented levels of irresponsibility. Over the past three weeks, a terrible rampage of random shootings of innocent and unrelated victims has plagued the Washington, D.

 
Public Art Demands Scrutiny PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 08 October 2002 18:00
One of the magical things about art is its subjectivity. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. The artist is able to express him- or herself without the normal constraints that apply to everyday life. In turn, the viewer is able to respond to an object of art with a unique freedom that only art allows.

 
Healthy Skepticism Is True Patriotism PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 01 October 2002 18:00
I am astounded by the controversy surrounding the issue of debating a possible war with Iraq. I can’t imagine that such a debate in Congress would even be questioned, let alone objected to by either the administration or the public.

 
Iowa Candidates Don’t Want Voters to Know PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 24 September 2002 18:00
Iowa candidates for public office should be ashamed for not filling out Project Vote Smart’s National Political Awareness Test (NPAT). What message does it send to voters when our incumbents and challengers are unwilling to share their views with voters? And what does it say about the parties and political consultants who discourage candidates from such basic disclosure? This refusal to inform voters is part of the systemic problem that perpetuates lack of accountability of the body politic.

 
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