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Two tales of two places: one tragic, one ridiculous

(By Kelly Sloan, '76 Contributor) The events in France shock and anger, yes, but a little less so with each report of some new terrorist act somewhere in the world. While one would hope the act

“Bridge” to what’s right: Good guys really are

(By Kelly Sloan, '76 Contributor) I rarely go to movies. Not for any particular reason. The medium simply doesn’t find its way into my life on regular intervals. Besides, I get all the popular entertainment

Tax reform should take center stage at debates

(By Kelly Sloan, '76 Contributor) A great deal has been made of the fact that in previous Republican presidential debates, the most conspicuous casualty has been discussion of serious questions of policy and that, by

The Trojan sage grouse

(By Kelly Sloan, '76 Contributor) Looking at the Department of the Interior’s decision not to list the greater sage grouse as endangered, one is initially tempted to celebrate, knowing the ruinous consequences that such listings

Another mass shooting raises tough questions

(By Kelly Sloan, '76 Contributor) The tragedy of another mass murder is upon us — and with it the search for an answer to the motivations of the shooter. Such events provoke tendentious reactions on

Beware the Davis trap: Nobody is above the law

Kim Davis, the Rowan County, Ky., clerk, has made quite a name for herself, first by refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples — or anyone else, for that matter — and then going

Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right

Well, this presidential election cycle has taken a turn for the surreal, hasn’t it? Three of the candidates drawing the largest crowds — Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton — are characters you’d expect

Gruesome videos renew abortion debate

Most people, regardless of their views on abortion, were revolted by recent videos showing Planned Parenthood officials talking cavalierly about the harvesting of healthy fetal body parts and discussing the terms of the sale of

Kerry faces a tough sell on foreign policy blunders

(By Kelly Sloan, <em>'76</em> Contributor) John Kerry spends an awful lot of time these days trying to sell the Obama administration’s latest foreign policy mistakes — the restoration of normal ties with communist Cuba and

Another lessons for socialists: Beware Greeks bearing debt

It’s unlikely one would ever lack for examples of socialist failure. But should you ever find yourself at such a loss, the one that stands out perhaps most profoundly of late is Greece. Greece’s problems