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It is Durrani, not Republicans, who deserves the poop' label

In regard to Mariam Durrani's "article" on Nov. 6, "GOP gets what it deserves: cow poop:" It looks as though someone loves to form their opinion off of MTV's "Rock the Vote" marathons.

As a proud Republican, I can say that Democrats are the ones who pushed our economy into this "slump." First of all, with Sept. 11th, those who looked to their credit cards as God, finally saw reality. With fear that nobody could pull them out of poverty, people stopped spending. Thus, the fall of the economy. Also, how can you base an opinion off of one matter of security? Sure, matches are dangerous, as taught in kindergarten, but so are scissors, or even pencils. I believe that you have forgotten the aspect that anything sharper than a spoon can cause damage, or even put an eye out! So what are you trying to prove? Would you not want utensils on your in-flight dinner? [Read article]

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photo The worst crime of all

"The death penalty is dead wrong," proclaims one of the buttons that I proudly display on my admittedly slogan-laden backpack. I wear it brazenly, eagerly anticipating a challenge, relentlessly begging my favorite question: why?

So why? Why do I want to provoke people? What makes me so bold? In short, that which drives any devout proselytizer: research, conviction and the will to convert. [Read article]

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Friday Face-Off: Should genetically modified (GM) food products be required to be labeled as such?

GM foods: the path toward unintended consequences

Yep, big business is still running the country. Measure 27 the Labeling Initiative on the Oregon state ballot failed miserably on Tuesday as a result of misled and misinformed voters. Worried that genetic food labeling might become a national trend, the biotech industry poured in millions of dollars to stage advertisements and propaganda based on phony details. [Read article]

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