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Grabbing at straws

Will Thomas

February 23, 2010

Last week, controversy erupted in the race to become Alabama’s Democratic nominee for governor. The two men in the race, Congressman Artur Davis and Alabama Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks, have been campaigning for the n...

Wage increase not best solution for CrimsonRide drivers

Letter to the Editor

February 23, 2010

The CrimsonRide drivers’ struggle to make ends meet inspires much empathy. Few of us have grown up in such desperation as their families. However, the best decisions are based not on emotion, but on logic. From this perspecti...

Our View: Nuclear power plants needed

Our View

February 23, 2010

In short: Investment in nuclear power provides a safer, greener energy alternative When President Obama promised during his campaign to work on weaning the United States off its dependence on fossil fuels, many expected governmen...

Reversing our culture of division

Ian Sams

February 22, 2010

On Sunday, The New York Times ran letters to the editor from retiring Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., and former Sen. Lincoln Chafee, R-R.I., that decried the partisanship and inefficacy of the United States Senate. In their letters, ...

What’s wrong with Iran’s nukes?

Letter to the Editor

February 22, 2010

Since last fall when it was announced that a secret nuclear facility had been discovered in the Iranian city of Qom, concerns about the nefarious plans of the Islamic regime have been running at a fever pitch. Unless they are st...

Teacher exchange program helps schools

Letter to the Editor

February 22, 2010

The current immigration debate is largely based on legal status and job occupation, but the people who are mostly forgotten among the rancor are the children of immigrants. Regardless of these children’s citizenship status, t...

Our View: Revealing visitor lists makes White House more transparent

Our View

February 22, 2010

Those who make a trip to the White House, whether they are lobbyists or a family on a tour, can no longer hide their visit. A new policy by the Obama administration publishes all White House visitor logs 90 days after the visit. This ...

Our View: Pink meet promotes awareness

Our View

February 22, 2010

In short: The Alabama athletic department’s “pink” events were helpful benefits for breast cancer awareness. October was National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but two Alabama women’s athletics program -- along with many...

Respect requires a respectable wage

Jonathan Reed

February 19, 2010

“I don’t get paid enough to put up with this.” We’ve all heard this before. Most of us have probably said it. I know I have. It makes sense that many people would see pay as compensation for abuse received. Low-payin...

Experiment on us

Will Tucker

February 19, 2010

Google “Google Fiber.” In about .18 seconds, you can read all you want about the future of the Internet and a few very lucky communities across America. Google’s plan makes sense. The California search engine mega-comp...

Black history month not about compensation

Letter to the Editor

February 19, 2010

While reading last Friday’s edition of The Crimson White, I was taken aback by one of the responses in the “Your View” section. People were asked, “What do you think of African-American History Month?” and the very fi...

Our View: Requiring photo IDs for voting unnecessary

Our View

February 19, 2010

In short: Changes to the current system of voter confirmation would create more complications. If you don’t have a driver’s license, the next time you want to vote in Alabama might cost you $23.50. A bill currently workin...

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