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New U.S. ‘diplomat’ not too diplomatic

Guest Columnist April 5, 2005

A few days after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, President George W. Bush provided for the world the United States' new stance on international relations. This new policy simply stated that a country...

New FCC head must not repeat mistakes

Guest Columnist April 4, 2005

When Michael Powell resigned as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission earlier this year, he left behind a legacy -- a legacy of ignoring the public's requests and pandering to giant media conglomerates....

Environment suffers under Bush’s second term

Guest Columnist April 4, 2005

Fortunately, national environmental policy somehow survived President George W. Bush's first term. Now, his administration is on the verge of addressing unfinished business, bashing environmental protections...

Real issues ignored by Schiavo-loving Right

Guest Columnist March 29, 2005

Marcus Afzali Guest Columnist The only thing I've seen on the 24-hour news networks in the last few days have been updates on the Terri Schiavo case. It's on the front page of newspapers and the lead...

Remedial courses compromise CSUN

Guest Columnist March 28, 2005

Looking for a high school math class in college? Then step right up, because CSUN has got just what you're looking for, and just enough of them to accommodate about half of all our incoming freshmen. Yes,...

Egypt’s big move to democracy met with hesitance

Guest Columnist March 17, 2005

Egypt recently announced that it will hold multiple-candidate elections later this year for the first time in its 5,000-year history. Prior to this, voting ballots only included the incumbent president...

Legislature must be allowed to legislate

Guest Columnist March 17, 2005

Over the last few weeks, I can't help but feel that our "beloved" Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger must be confused about his job description. As many of you probably already know, Schwarzenegger is pursuing...

SUVs ‘largely’ to blame for endangering lives, depleting budgets

Guest Columnist March 17, 2005

When we talk about SUVs, pickup trucks and other oversized vehicles, it is safe to say that large just got larger. Unarguably, if one has five kids, several large dogs and a pet elephant, vehicles like...

Blockbuster late fee policy unclear

Guest Columnist March 16, 2005

Economics classes teach that there is no such thing as a free lunch, because the cost is ultimately paid by someone somewhere. In other words, consumers should be weary of such supposedly "free" deals....

Secularist influences in U.S. overemphasized

Guest Columnist March 16, 2005

Commentator Bill O'Reilly of Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor" reported in March 2004 that over 78 percent of Americans believed moral values were on the decline, and described the moral compass...

College study abroad boycott misguided

Guest Columnist March 15, 2005

T he war in Iraq has consumed a lot of time in Americans' lives. Surely, most everyone has been involved in debates about who should be in Iraq, why we should or shouldn't be there, and how to get out....

CSUN students, take heart, fashion police on patrol

Guest Columnist March 14, 2005

I don't know who actually said they liked the last article I wrote on fashion, but thank you. Now, I'm back for round two. Don't worry, I have the rest of the semester to tell you what you should or should...

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