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Op-Ed: "Rotten to the Core" by Robert Morales

What has taken place in the Mexican state of Guerrero with 43 missing college students is beyond outrage. There are simply not enough adjectives to aptly put this despicable act of lawlessness into perspective. Recently, we published an editorial, "Why…

Op-Ed: "Why Mexico Will Never Be A First-World Country"

With 13,000 years of a vibrant and rich history, an over-abundance of natural resources, beautiful sea resorts on the Pacific and the Atlantic, Mexico should be another Canada or another United States, but it's not. As the southernmost nation in…

Op-Ed: "Is Your Vote For Sale?"

The 2014 mid-term elections are less than a week away, and across America, the political rhetoric is reaching the boiling point. As the clock slowly runs out, pundits on both sides of the aisle appear to agree on one thing; this may be one of the most…

Letter to the Editor: "Let's give our band a fair shot"

Dear Editor, I had the pleasure of working with the trumpet section of the Eagle Band after Mr. Short graciously asked me to help before Marching Contest. He told me the rehearsal would be from 8:30 to 10 p.m., which I thought was a little late, but…

Op-Ed: "It's Time to End the Madness of Standardized Testing"

The No Child Left Behind Act, landmark educational reform legislation championed by President George W. Bush, was passed by Congress in 2001, and signed into law on Jan. 8, 2002. This was one of the worst pieces of legislation ever passed by any Congress.…

Op Ed: Two Presidents and Two Failed Policies in Iraq

President George W. Bush rushed into an unpopular war. President Barack Obama got us out of that unpopular war. Both presidents got it wrong, and now we're paying for it. That war, the Iraq War, lasted more than a decade and cost one trillion dollars.…

OP-ED: Please define "securing our borders'

Politicians love slogans, code words and empty rhetoric because it tends to be effective to the unwitting listener. One of those phrases some politicians love to use is "border security." What exactly does it mean when someone says, "We need…