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OPINIONS
Tuesday, October 5, 2004
photo Scare tactics permeate campus politics

Everyone ought to vote. After all, if you don't vote, you are tacitly supporting rape - or so says Cameron Diaz. And if you vote for the wrong person (read: George W. Bush), then be prepared to be drafted into the military.

Yes. You heard me right. A draft. Something America hasn't heard supported in popular circles since the end of Vietnam. But this time, the draft isn't solely being discussed as a conspiracy by weird fringe groups; this time, a conscription has been proposed in both houses of Congress that would require both men and women between the ages of 18 and 26 to serve in the military regardless of their educational status. [Read article]

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On the Edge

The best in last week's editorials from college campuses around the nation

Presidential debates provide chance to decide the future

The 2004 presidential election will probably be one of the most critical in our lifetimes. The winner will have the task of directing the war on terror, shaping our foreign policy and most likely nominating a slate of new Supreme Court justices, effectively directing our nation's domestic policy, as well. [Read article]

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Nonresidents have every right to vote in Arizona

This letter is in response to Tim Lake's letter yesterday. Mr. Lake is mistaken. Nonresidents have every right to vote in Arizona. As clarified by Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez in a press release issued Sept. 17, 2004, the only residency requirements to register to vote in Arizona are physical presence in the state with the intent to remain during the 29 days before the election. In her press release, Ms. Rodriguez specifically encouraged all students to vote, including those who have come to Arizona from out-of-state. [Read article]

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