Category Archive: Global

Jun 30 2015

Declaring Independence

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By issuing the Declaration of Independence, adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, the 13 American colonies severed their political connections to Great Britain. The Declaration summarized the colonists’ motivations for seeking independence. By declaring themselves an independent nation, the American colonists were able to confirm an official alliance with the Government of …

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Jan 31 2015

An International War of Words

By Raynard Jackson With the recent terrorists attacks in Paris over a largely unknown satirical newspaper that poked fun at Islam and Mohammed, there has been a global debate over whether the world is at war with “radical” Islam. The debate has centered on whether one actually uses the word “act of terror” when describing …

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Jan 17 2015

A Muslim Cartoonist Draws Lessons from the Charlie Hebdo Massacre

Bullets and bombs can never silence the voices of laughter and friendship. By Khalil Bendib As a political cartoonist who happens to be both American and Muslim, I often find myself at the intersection of media curiosity: Muslim, with all the stereotypical notions attached to that, but also a freedom-loving artist and a humorist. I’m …

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Oct 08 2014

Ebola: Fight the Disease, not the Victims

The spread of the deadly Ebola virus in Africa is a global health emergency. Countries around the world must join together to mobilize the resources, build the isolation units, supply the needed medicine, doctors, nurses and support personnel needed to isolate and treat those afflicted, track down and monitor those who might have been in …

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Oct 05 2014

What Can We Learn From Suffering?

We learn that even though something bad may happen, in the end, something good will happen,” says Elizabeth, 9. “My cousin’s parents got divorced, but it turned out to be kind of a good thing because she got to get a kitten.” Well, even cat lovers will agree that a kitten is no substitute for …

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Sep 27 2014

The Little Train That Won’t: The Republican party’s refusal to invest in America’s collapsing infrastructure is a recipe for disaster.

I love groups with the gumption to take on big tasks and do what needs to be done — can-do groups that can, and do. But, uh-oh, here comes The Little Train That Couldn’t. I’m talking about Congress. Since the earliest days of our US of A, the most basic task of this legislative body …

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Dec 08 2013

Breakfast Longview Museum of Fine Arts style

Longview Museum of Fine Arts will provide a breakfast buffet of waffles, bacon, sausage, casseroles, yogurt and fruit catered by Perfect Catering for $20 per person on Saturday. Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit each table and elves will help with stories and art projects. Come start your holiday off right! Twenty vendors will set …

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Oct 05 2013

It’s all their fault: The shutdown as well as the looming debt ceiling crisis is entirely a Republican Party production.

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Everyone pretty much agrees that what’s going on in Washington right now ranks up there with the dumbest, most destructive episodes in our history. We are a great and powerful country, on the cusp of achieving that “Shining City upon a Hill” status that Puritan leader John Winthrop talked about nearly 400 years ago. I …

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