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Letters to the Editor, 11/18/11

Letters to the Editor for November 18, 2011 including topics such as Dog Days, smoking policy, and the Three Strikes Law.

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Stop slinging mud

In the midst of the presidential campaigns preceding next year’s election, the typical mudslinging, name calling and character bashing is heating up as it always does. The question remains, are we voting for candidates who offer the best solutions to our country’s problems, or are we voting for the candidate whose name is least destroyed?

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Notes and Asides, 11-16-11

After years of staving it off, years of poking fun at those who had one and years of feigning a lack of interest, I finally succumbed to the temptation: I got a Twitter.

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Letters to the Editor, 11-16-11

Letters for the Editor for November 16, 2011 including topics such as Pat Hill's performance, Facebook in the library, and campus safety.

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Students, get involved

In today’s tough economy, getting a college degree is a necessity if you would like to have any hope of attaining what most would consider a respectable, well-paying job.

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GOP wrong on foreign policy

“The illusions about the possibility of managing historical destiny from any particular standpoint in history,” the great 20th century theologian Reinhold Niebuhr said, “always involve … miscalculations about both the power and the wisdom of the managers and of the weakness and the manageability of the historical ‘stuff’ which is to be managed.”

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Letters to the Editor, 11-14-11

Letters to the Editor for November 14th, 2011, including topics such as thoughts on the tobacco-free campus resolution by ASI President Selena Farnesi, the Occupy Movement, bias in the media, and more.

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No room for bias in the press

As a columnist and a reporter, I’ve gotten a lot of backlash for things I’ve written. Dissent and criticism are always a part of writing, no matter what the medium is. I respect the criticism I’ve received from readers because it has helped me to understand the difference between an opinion column and a legitimate news story.

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Fresno State: proof of American ineptness at navigating traffic circles

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Letter to the Editor, 11-9-11

Dear editor: This letter is for ASI president Selena Farnesi, but first I must disclose some things. I have never smoked a cigarette and no one on our executive board smokes. Additionally, I have never received any money or gifts from “big tobacco” and for that matter I don’t even know anyone or have met anyone who works in the tobacco industry, big or small.

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Individual mandate is unconstitutional

Ever since 1937, the year the Supreme Court stopped nullifying elements of FDR’s New Deal, progressive commentators have assured Americans that constitutional limitations on the power of the national government to regulate commerce are either infinitely flexible or altogether outmoded.

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Letter to the Editor, 11-7-11

This Tuesday, students, faculty and staff will come together on Nov. 8 to participate in the Defend Quality of Education Rally at the Free Speech Area on Fresno State’s campus.

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The ‘green’ free market

Climate change, greenhouse gasses, green energy — all terms are very familiar to us these days. The question is, do product manufacturers actually care about the green movement or are most of them boarding the green train because there is money to be made by producing a green product?

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Comic: Lot Q closed

Comic: Lot Q closed

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Letter to the editor, 11-2-11

To the editor: First, I would like to thank all who had a hand in bringing the play, Marx in Soho, to the Fresno State campus.  I am a sociology instructor at Reedley College and this was a big thrill ...

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Managing student loan debt

Over the last few weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to get out of Washington and talk with folks across the country about how we can create jobs and get our economy growing faster.

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Buchanan: America is committing suicide

America is in dire straits. The U.S. economy is mired in 9 percent unemployment, and economists fear that the country may experience a double-dip recession.

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One Finger Salute, 10-31-11

"One Figure Salute" for Oct. 31, 2011, including the opinion editor's engagement, Libya, the World Series and the NBA.

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