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Connect the Dots

Will Thomas

February 9, 2010

Over the past week, Sen. Richard Shelby, the state’s senior senator, has been accused of blocking the Obama administration’s nominations for senior government officials, holding up a lot of the work that the Obama administration is...

Secession talks not what they seem

Letter to the Editor

February 9, 2010

As an out-of-state student who hails from Texas, I knew almost immediately what Jonathan Reed’s article was about when I saw the word “secession” in the headline. Naturally intrigued by something about my home state, I ...

Our View: Recruiting scholars yields great benefits

Our View

February 9, 2010

In short: UA is a top recruiter of National Merit Scholars and that helps all students get a better education. The University has moved into the top 10 in more than sports. UA was the 10th-ranked public university in terms of ...

Not-so-crazy train

CW Staff

February 7, 2010

In his State of the Union address, President Obama succinctly mentioned his backing of high speed rail development in the United States. He followed his words up on Jan. 28 when he announced the recipients of $8 billion in gr...

NASA far from dead

Letter to the Editor

February 7, 2010

I applaud Will Tucker’s enthusiasm for NASA and space exploration. It is my passion, and it excites me when it ends up in the forefront of people’s discussion. More people talking about space translates to more people dreaming ab...

Repealing “don’t ask, don’t tell” won’t hurt military

Letter to the Editor

February 7, 2010

I am a believer in everyone’s right to have their own opinions, but I find it offensive when people who have zero military background ramble on about things they know nothing about. I know my opinion doesn’t represent every ve...

Removal proposal helps UA

Our View

February 7, 2010

In short: Losing the smokestack near B.B. Comer will cost UA a landmark, but it is the right thing to do. Future UA students will not have to question why there is a 240-foot non-functioning smokestack in the middle of their ...

Don’t repeal “Don’t ask, don’t tell”

CW Staff

February 7, 2010

President Barack Obama’s proposal to repeal the military’s current “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, which keeps open homosexuals from serving in the military, has been met with both resounding applause and firm opposition. The l...

Our View: Black History Month needed, but it shouldn’t be

Our View

February 5, 2010

In short: Setting aside one month for one culture is not ideal, but it’s much better than forgetting. It’s almost sad that we need Black History Month. The month has its critics. Some say it excludes other cultures. Some s...

Rodgers library food policy is ridiculous

Letter to the Editor

February 5, 2010

Nearly every day, I enjoy a bagel in the designated student “lounge” before I start studying at Rodgers Library. Before I could take a bite Thursday, someone on staff told me that food from home was against policy. I was, ho...

Give NASA Back

Will Tucker

February 5, 2010

Compare Obama to Carter, Kennedy, or even Reagan, if you must — but God forbid you compare him to Richard Nixon. Unfortunately, that comparison is all too appropriate this week, at least when it comes to attitudes toward NA...

Secessionist talk is unpatriotic

Jonathan Reed

February 5, 2010

Talking about seceding from the United States from one side of your mouth while touting your patriotism with the other side is like calling for bipartisanship after saying, “Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.” The t...

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