Friday, January 22, 2021

Tom Stone

America’s war on drugs is misguided

After almost 40 years, the United States government's "War on Drugs" has reached a turning point - or so the media would have you believe. Lately, American news outlets have been hawking a story about Mexican drug cartels invading the United States. The threat, they tell us, is so big the Obama Administration is considering using the military to stop it.

Obama run not ‘captivating’ all

Millions of people have been energized by Barack Obama's campaign for the presidency. After eight disastrous years of George W. Bush, they are excited to see an inspiring, young politician with a multicultural background have a real shot at the White House.

Attacks on bias in school suppress free speech

Recently, members of the American right have launched a holy war against perceived bias in higher education. It is an effort that would make Sen. Joseph McCarthy proud, for it has amounted to nothing less than a struggle to enforce political conformity and silence dissent.

U.S. needs to practice what it preaches about nukes

When the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, 100,000 civilians were killed. Several days later, another nuclear weapon was unleashed on Nagasaki, leaving a death toll of 50,000. Both cities were razed to the ground, and survivors were left with permanent physical and psychological scars.

American Socialists are here to stay

In the United States, Socialists, or those even vaguely sympathetic to the ideology, are often instructed to "move to Cuba." Undoubtedly, this is a cheap and clich?d political barb that most leftists shrug off, but examining its actual meaning is important.

The end of capitalism will bring Middle East peace

Saddam Hussein is finally dead. He was a brutal tyrant who perpetrated horrendous crimes against his own people, and I certainly shed no tears for him. But let's not be shortsighted about the circumstances and implications of his execution. The method of execution used on him, hanging, is a decidedly medieval one, and the fact that he defiantly endured such a fate will make him a martyr in the eyes of many in the Arab world.

Racism hinders social progress, capitalism

Malcolm X once stated that "you can't have capitalism without racism." These words were spoken over 40 years ago, but they remain frighteningly true today. As social institutions, capitalism and racism have a symbiotic relationship. Nevertheless, capitalism in its purest form (an unbridled free market with laissez-faire competition) does not really exist in the modern world.

Closed borders are open to racism

U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., has become notorious as one of America's loudest anti-immigration hardliners. Compared to most U.S. politicians, he has a truly unrivaled history of spewing bigoted, xenophobic vitriol against immigrants. However, on Sept. 11, 2006, Tancredo managed to outdo even himself.

No place for military on campuses

I detest everything about the invasion and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan. I detest the fact that thousands of civilians have been killed, I detest the fact that thousands of American soldiers have had to die and I detest the fact that hundreds of billions of dollars have been needlessly hemorrhaged from the pockets of U.

Christian groups too aggressive

According to the College's Campus Ministries Web site, there are 10 registered student religious organizations on campus: Catholic Campus Ministries, Gospel Choir Ministries, New Jersey Christian Fellowship, the Islamic Society, Hillel/Jewish Student Union, Presbyterian Campus Ministries, Protestant Bible Fellowship, Chabad, Coptic Orthodox Fellowship and Unitarian Universalism Campus Ministries.

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