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Gibbs' speech on Iraq was contradictory and ridiculous

Associate professor David Gibbs' Sept. 23 speech on U.S. policy toward Iraq is yet another example of the leftist faculty dominating the UA. Gibbs' attempt to push the "America is evil" philosophy that typifies liberals like himself was devoid of any substantiated facts.

The man contradicts himself. He stated that he is confident "that the United States could detect weapons of mass destruction." Yes, the United States is able to detect some of what goes on in Iraq. Guess what? The U.S. government has concluded that a threat of weapons of mass destruction exists. To suppose that those weapons have all been done away with is fantasy, not fact. Maybe Professor Gibbs has a crystal ball in his office that states otherwise. Or is it a Ouija board? According to the Gibbs crystal ball, the real reasons for going into Iraq are "oil and an excuse to raise the military budget and reestablish the United States' position as the leader of the world." Really? Isn't the United States already the leader of the world? And can't it just buy the oil it needs? I haven't noticed a shortage of suppliers wanting to sell oil. [Read article]

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Friday Face-Off

With the stock market continuing to slide and economic indicators at a standstill, would it be appropriate to repeal President Bush's $1.35 trillion tax cut of last year?

Time the Republicans admit tax cut was a huge mistake

I'll try not to say, "We told you so," but, well, we told you so!

When President Bush first proposed the tax cut, the liberals came out en masse opposing it. We had a surplus, and the question seemed to be what to do with the money. Stabilizing Social Security and eliminating the need for people to choose between paying for prescription drugs or food seemed far too altruistic. This money belonged to the people at least at some point and the president was determined to give it back to them (a little more back to the wealthiest echelons of our society than to the rest of us, but never mind that.) [Read article]

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No place to go, nothing to do

Murder, mayhem, fighting and drama. No, I am not talking about an episode of "The Sopranos." Actually, I am referring to many frequent scenes outside of local 21-and-under clubs that have opened in and around the Tucson area during my last four years.

In '99, we used to party-hardy at Gotham, but due to a murder and frequent brawls, the club had to be shut down. Then there was club Metro (aka the former Tiki Bob's), but that also disappeared. [Read article]

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