Letter to the editor

A call to action, asking students to remain informed on the Israeli state. To the Editor: Students at Liberty often hear that we live in this “bubble.” Now, whether the people saying this are referring to our Biblical beliefs or to the Vines Center, I cannot quite be sure, but …

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From the Desk

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In the month of March, apparently there is more to life than basketball — although this is news to me. For years, I have been enamored with the NCAA Tournament and March Madness, and this year is no different. I am one of those crazies who will have three different …

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Boston bomber defenseless

catastrophe — Emergency responders rushed to the scene of the April 2013 marathon bombing. Google Images

Dzhokar Tsarnaev on trial for deploying deadly bombs in name of religion The trial for the two-years-removed Boston Marathon Bombings is underway, and the mounting evidence and information is proving to make a Dzhokhar Tsarnaev defense nearly impossible. The jury was shown the homemade bombs that the Tsarnaev brothers hurled …

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‘Hands up’ hurt justice

lies — News media, congressional representatives and activists perpetuated false narrative even after official report proved it to be untrue. Google Images

Media-perpetuated narrative on Ferguson shooting distracts from reality After the August 2014 shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black Missouri teenager, by then-police Sgt. Darren Wilson, “Hands up, don’t shoot” became the polarizing posture and mantra that defined a firestorm media frenzy under the banner #BlackLivesMatter. The problem — it …

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Hillary Clinton buried in emails

trapped — Hillary Clinton stuck in email controversy. Google Images

Former secretary of state caught in contention over breach of mail protocol Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state and senator from New York, is in the news once again. During her time in President Barack Obama’s cabinet, Clinton used a personal Internet domain for her emails instead of using …

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Convo Connection

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“We need to go back to the founder. We need to reboot. We need to go back to Jesus.” Alan Hirsch spoke these words in Convocation Wednesday, March 18, giving every student a deeply significant truth to ponder. When we look at our nation and the church, what do we …

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ISIS trumps Russian threat

Tense — Diplomatic dealings have been rough between President Barack Obama and President Vladimir Putin. Google Images

Terrorism remains superior threat amidst other diplomatic tensions abroad When a disease is not fully treated, it can resurface with the same intensity, perhaps with even more intensity than its previous appearance. History provides many instances of this happening figuratively, and many Americans believe this is occurring today in the …

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Joe Biden, king of gaffes

weird — Joe Biden at the swearing-in of Sec. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall in 2014.  Google Images

Vice president’s continuous blunders may knock him off 2016 candidate list Vice President Joe Biden has provided no shortage of public relations nightmares for President Barack Obama’s White House. With the rest of Washington, D.C., making it through their snow day last week, Biden was definitely not missing any action. …

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Voters lean libertarian

rally — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul takes the stage at annual CPAC Friday, Feb. 27. Google Images

Kentucky senator secures third straw poll victory, Silicon Valley CEO shines The good old boys in Washington, D.C.’s elite Republican club seem to have their hearts set on former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to be the party’s 2016 nominee. But the voters’ eyes are looking elsewhere. If last week’s Conservative …

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From the Desk

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Sports bring out the best in people. It seems that every day there is a touching story about teams or athletes spreading hope and happiness to kids or adults with terminal diseases or special needs. But sports also bring out the worst in people. In competition, reputations, bragging rights, wins, …

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No chance for Christie

Shambles — Chris Christie placed tenth in a recent poll of presidential contenders. Google Images

New Jersey Republican governor faces insurmountable climb to the top For the past several years, Chris Christie, the Republican New Jersey governor, has been a favorite presidential candidate for many in the Grand Old Party. There were a number of reasons why many conservatives thought he could win the nomination, …

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Convo connection

Kelly

They say that laughter is the best medicine. With exams looming, students were able to start their week off with a heaping dose of laughter brought on by comedian Brad Stine. Stine shared some political insight while making everyone laugh. I am certain I was not the only one with …

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From the Desk

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Here we go again. Brian Williams, round two. Last Thursday, Mother Jones, a bimonthly magazine and online news site, accused Fox News correspondent Bill O’Reilly of making false claims about his reporting experiences during the 1982 Falklands conflict. Washington Bureau Chief David Corn and Senior Editor Daniel Shulman’s article centers …

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Oscars: better than expected

Statuettes — The prestigious trophy was officially dubbed the “Oscar” in 1939. Google Images

The 87th Academy Awards ceremony gets most of the winners correct When I decided to cover this year’s Academy Awards, I was ready to rip the ceremony to shreds. Having watched 70 of the 86 movies that had won the famed Best Picture award, I had grown somewhat weary of …

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Defining the value of life

father’s love — Samuel Forrest had to choose between his wife and their son Leo who was diagnosed at birth with Down syndrome. Photo credit: Google Images

Parent decision in the birth of Down syndrome son becomes worldwide news For most families, the birth of a child is a day of great celebration. For Samuel Forrest and his wife Ruzan Badalyan, the birth of their son Leo quickly sparked international news. People around the world have taken …

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