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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…

Op-Ed: Another Tienanmen Square in the making?

Colonialism has existed in some form since the beginning of what could now be called the state. One nation conquers another, and occupies that nation until the occupier gets tired of holding on to that possession. In most cases, the occupier figures…

Op-Ed: Julia Pierson had no choice other than to resign

On Tuesday, a few members of Congress came back from their vacation in a united front to put their claws into former, yes, former Secret Service Director, Julia Pierson. After several security breaches, including the two most recent ones in September,