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  • Privileged White Girl Problems

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    December 9, 2011 | 11:28 am

    Tonight, I hate the world.  And in accordance with cliché, I don’t even understand why.  My boyfriend called me tonight and by the time I got the message I had about a fifteen minute window to call him back before he went to sleep; I let it pass so that I didn’t have to talk to...

  • Free Will and Resolutions

    By Misha Henckel

    December 30, 2010 | 2:25 pm

    Life is terrible! The economy sucks! And things are only getting worse.

    I’ve been thinking about how messed up our world is and wondering just how things could have gotten this way. Or maybe they always were. But why? Why in all of creation are things here on earth so bad? And...

  • Bush Takes Wary Steps in Middle East

    By Ron Kampeas

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Congress officially is lined up behind President Bush's grand vision of Palestinian democracy -- but it wants details along with that vision.

    Members of the U.S. House of Representatives' powerful International Relations Committee met last week, right after two congressional...

  • Your Letters

    September 16, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Quite a Show

    That was quite a show the Jewish Republican Coalition put on at the Republican Convention with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the New York Jewish Federation and other Jewish organizations participating and singing the praises of our president as a great...

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  • Make Resolutions That Will Stick

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    September 16, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "We have spoken slander; we have acted presumptuously; we have practiced deceit."

    Each year we beat our chest and resolve to change. And each year, we make promises to ourselves: I'm going to lose weight. I'm going to stop gossiping. I'm going to learn to play the piano.

    Yet long...

  • Texas GOP Pushes ‘Christian Nation’

    By Cathy Young

    July 22, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    After a short respite from the fight over the Pledge of Allegiance, the Republican Party has once again thrown itself into the fray over issues of church and state. This time it's the Republican Party of Texas, President Bush's home state, which has approved a plank in its platform...

  • U.N. Failing in Conflict-Resolution Role

    By James D. Besser

    July 22, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    In Indiana in the 1960s, billboards proclaimed a central message of the John Birch Society: "U.S. Out of the U.N."

    The United Nations, the right-wing crusaders believed, was part of a communist plot to undermine our sovereignty. Soon, Americans would be slaves to the puppet masters...

  • The Headache of Resolutions

    By Jane Ulman

    January 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Blame it on the Mesopotamians. About 4,000 or 5,000 years ago, they came up with the meshuggeneh idea of New Year's resolutions.

    And what was their most common pledge? To return borrowed farm equipment. "That would be a pickax or a sickle," says Danny, 12, who studied the...

  • New Year’s Resolutions

    By Jane Ulman

    December 28, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Four thousand years ago, the Babylonians originated the ritual of making New Year's resolutions. Most of them made the identical promise -- to return borrowed farm equipment.



    Forty years ago, in possession of no overdue tractors or hay balers, despite the fact that I was living in...

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