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The art of diplomacy triumphs over war

A child scurries to his mother whining, “Someone stole my cookie!” The mother wisely responds, “Just use your words, and talk it out.” It’s funny how some things you learn when you’re young reappear as valuable lessons someone of any age can learn from.


Indian-American deserving of national title

Twitter feeds were overwhelmed with racist remarks towards the crowning of an Indian-American as Miss America with references made to 9/11, terrorism, Arabs and many other misconstrued stereotypes that our country can not seem to shake.


Minimum wage laws will hinder, not help

How much are you worth per hour? Debate has heated lately over minimum wage laws. President Barack Obama proposed to raise the federal minimum wage from the current $7.25 an hour to $9, and Congress responded by introducing bills in both the House and the Senate that would raise minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2015. The House bill has already failed, and its Senate sibling is likely to meet the same fate.


Loose gun laws will deter would-be shooters

First and foremost, I’d like to express my deepest sympathies to the people affected by the shooting Monday at the Washington Navy Yard. However, this shooting will once again bring gun control to the forefront of the national debate, and it is time to take a different perspective on these mass shootings.


Player's safety key to future NFL success

As much as football is a sport popularized by physical contact and big hits, it must be acknowledged that eventually those same hits that deliver high tv ratings could eventually lead to the downfall of the NFL.