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OPINIONS
Monday, August 9, 2004
Mailbag

Memo discouraging faculty activism is disheartening

To think that our university president would stifle the freedom and spirit of the professors is disheartening. How can a typical poli sci class survive without a lively discussion about our political leaders? How can a history class have an honest discussion about how future generations will look back at this critical point in our lives? [Read article]

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photo Bridging the pop cultural divide... and then some

BEIJING - Good idea: A fun night out on the town with some locals in China. Bad idea: A night on the town that involves watching Chinese girls in hula skirts and Chinese guys in sparkle green suits dancing to Livin' La Vida Loca.

Yet that's what I saw here in Asia.

I almost choked on the Coca Cola I was sipping when everyone took the stage for the Ricky-Martin-goes-to-Hawaii opening act.

I looked around, wondering if anyone else thought the sight strange. [Read article]

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Either way, Kerry still sucks

I made it a point to watch at least some of the Democratic Convention every night last week. Predictably enough, Bill Clinton had a primetime spot.

You'll have to excuse me for dredging up the past, but there are a few things we need to remember before we go on.

I can accept that many people think Bill Clinton had some good policies during his presidency.

I can accept that people think that in terms of his management of the country, he did a decent, if not good, job. [Read article]

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