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Audio from Harkin "Listening Post on Health Reform"
Written By: Administrator
Section: Commentary/Politics

Category: National Politics

2009-06-25 18:33:52

On June 25, Alison Hart -- an aide to U.S. Senator Tom Harkin -- addressed health-care-reform issues in an open discussion with members of the public at Trinity at Terrace Park. Hart briefly spoke about current House and Senate legislation and then opened the floor for questions and comments regarding the current and future state of our nation's health care system.

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Deserters or War Resisters?: “Breaking Ranks,” June 29 at the Bettendorf Library
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: News/Features

Category: Feature Stories

2009-06-24 12:00:00

Some people call them "deserters," while others choose the nobler-sounding words "war resisters." The term you use almost certainly betrays how you feel.

But the issue is more complicated than it was 40 years ago. The political climate in Canada has changed since the Vietnam war, and American soldiers who move to Canada today are in legal limbo - and appear increasingly likely to be deported. And with no draft now, those who serve in the United States military volunteered; a decision to renege on that commitment strikes many people as cowardly.

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