Entries Tagged as 'March 2008'

Tortured Logic: Guantanamo Bay and the Law

March 26th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Manipulated intelligence leading to devastation in the Middle East; a carefully crafted environment of perpetual fear; and extraordinary rendition, extrajudicial torture, and kangaroo courts, habeas corpus and international treaties be damned – such is the tragic legacy of the Bush administration’s “war on terror.” But after years of tortured logic by Republican lawmakers and administration [...]

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Tags: 2008 · AP Issues · Features · Gavin Aronsen · March 2008

A Salad-Free Week of Veganism

March 26th, 2008 · No Comments

As a vegetarian of two years, I’ve always thrown around the idea of being vegan. Veganism, or the elimination of all animal products, including eggs and dairy, from one’s diet and lifestyle, isn’t exactly a familiar concept in small town Iowa. Living in a largely agricultural state, most people wouldn’t know how to live their [...]

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Tags: 2008 · AP Issues · Denise Behrens · Features · March 2008

A Third-Party Conscience in a Two-Party World

March 26th, 2008 · 7 Comments

According to Brian Faler of The Washington Post, the turnout for the 2004 presidential election was the highest it has ever been since 1968, or “more than 122 million people.” This would be somewhat encouraging, if it were not for the fact that a large bulk of the populous was voting for Kerry explicitly on [...]

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Tags: 2008 · AP Issues · Letters to the Editor · March 2008

Get Outta Here, Jesus, We’ve Got Dirty Work to Do: Bush Loses His Immortal Soul

March 26th, 2008 · 9 Comments

George W. Bush has said that Jesus Christ saved his soul. He is mistaken. On March 8, 2008, Bush used his veto power to kill a bill that was intended to make it illegal for the CIA to use torture to obtain information from detainees. Let’s put this clearly: Bush used his executive power to [...]

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Tags: 2008 · AP Issues · Editorials · March 2008

Iraq in the First-Person: Winter Soldier 2008

March 26th, 2008 · No Comments

From March 13 to 16, veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq gathered at the National Labor College in Silver Spring, Maryland, to give personal testimonies of their actions while in combat. The event was organized by Iraq Veterans Against the War and was modeled on the Winter Soldier hearings that took place in [...]

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Tags: 2008 · AP Issues · March 2008 · Nate Logsdon · Under the Radar

A Quickie with Leonard Boswell

March 26th, 2008 · No Comments

The following interview originally appeared as part of a longer blog entry at Gavin’s Journal on this site. Democratic Congressman Leonard Boswell represents Iowa’s 3rd district and has served the state for six terms, since 1997. When he first entered the House he voted in favor of a bill that would have limited representatives to [...]

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Tags: 2008 · AP Issues · Gavin Aronsen · Interviews · March 2008

Yoga at ISU Comes into Its Prime

March 26th, 2008 · No Comments

For Kim In one instant Sheng is in Chataranga, perfectly parallel to the ground, supporting himself with his arms bent at a 90 degree angle, his elbows against the side of his torso. And in the next instant he is in a Crow arm balance, his knees up in his armpits and his weight balanced [...]

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Tags: 2008 · AP Issues · March 2008 · Nate Logsdon · Of Local Importance

A Moveable Living Room

March 26th, 2008 · 4 Comments

From the Boheme (R.I.P.) to the M-Shop and the Practice Space, some of the best music in Ames is contained within divers and sundry living rooms, and I will be bold and state that there is another to add to that esteemed list: the Ames Progressive office. The shows there, which occur every Tuesday at [...]

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Tags: 2008 · Ames Progressive Classics · AP Issues · Kate Kennedy · March 2008 · Of Local Importance

NBA: Wishful Thinking

March 26th, 2008 · No Comments

As much as I loathe the chants of “MVP!” that have turned into the live sports version of “Play Freebird”, I certainly enjoyed watching two marquee players, who can perform ungodly maneuvers with a spherical ball, lead their teams to victory on March 2 on national television. Now, invariably, they have further escalated the debate [...]

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Tags: 2008 · AP Issues · March 2008 · Sports

Footprints on the Carpet

March 26th, 2008 · No Comments

As I drove by in my mother’s 1970 mustard yellow Gremlin, I saw the six boys that I could always hear from my bedroom window. As the sun shown down bright like summer promised, the boys would toil in the driveway next to mine fixing up their cars. They were all bronze, not from any [...]

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Tags: 2008 · AP Issues · Fiction · March 2008