Obama: “Pass this jobs bill now”

“Pass this jobs bill.” President Barack Obama uttered that statement 16 times in his 33-minute speech. “This jobs bill” is the $447 billion American Jobs Act, which bundles tax cuts and increased spending. The bill includes elements such as cutting the 6.2 percent payroll tax in half while closing tax loopholes for businesses. It calls for increased spending for teachers, […]

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A civil rights hero

Monument causes uproar over architect and resemblance A man who spread peace and tranquility would find distress and utter chaos nearly a half century after his “I Have a Dream” speech. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was a prolific man, to say the least. A monument was built in his remembrance, but judging by his walk through life, it would […]

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Kansas to stop insured abortions

ACLU not going down without a fight The American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas took a stand against new Kansas legislation that will ban women from filing abortions on insurance plans. The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday, Aug. 30, has caused political uproar because this is the first restriction against abortion to be challenged in court, said The Huffington Post. Kansas […]

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A Patriot moment

Even sports was impacted by tragedy Fear, anger, confusion and devastation are few of many words that could describe the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Prior to the attacks, the NFL season was well underway, entering its third week of the season. Prominent NFL teams were just beginning to hit their strides, only to be halted by the shattering event. Before […]

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Overcoming adversity

Taking a moment of silence, remembering those who lost their lives or even thanking those who are still fighting for our freedom is not enough. We must never give up — never back down in the face of adversity. Millions of eyes and hearts gripped the edge of reality as the blackened sky […]

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From the desk

Ten years ago our country was changed—for better or worse. Our very essence as a free nation was challenged by the perverse attacks of a corrupt sect of people claiming to act in the name of religion. Ask any American about that day, and they can tell you where they were and what they were doing. The events have been […]

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A failed attempt at publicity

‘Shore’ cast to stop wearing Abercrombie Lately, it seems as though half-naked models are not generating enough publicity for popular clothing store Abercrombie & Fitch. Because of this, the advertising department at Abercrombie & Fitch decided to try a celebrity publicity stunt. Unfortunately for the company, the plan backfired. On Aug. 16, Abercrombie & Fitch sent out a news release […]

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Earthquake fact or fiction

Rumors made for poor news The largest earthquake ever recorded in Virginia was felt on Tuesday, Aug. 23. With a magnitude measuring at 5.8 and 5.9 in some areas, this quake truly was significant and was felt all the way from North Carolina to parts of Canada. However, it was the rumors afterward that truly put people in an uproar. […]

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Some too open on Facebook

Society has a way of re-inventing the wheel, so to speak, to further accommodate the needs of the people. Now, culture demands that citizens embark on an age of immediacy — one that allows down-to-the-second updates on all things personal, professional and news worthy to be sent to our phones, which we are equipped with at all times — someone […]

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From the desk

My little grey SUV felt more like a monster truck as I tried to maneuver myself through the 15-vehicle traffic jam that had, so conveniently, placed itself in the middle of the parking lot. Horns beeping, freshmen dodging angry seniors—not unlike myself—and too many skateboarders reminded me that today was the first day back at Liberty University. As I finally […]

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Finding truth in the steel city

It was late when the knock came at the door. After Luke Wilson, a junior at Liberty University, answered it, two drunken college students from up north stumbled into the hotel room where four friends and I sat relaxing on our second night in Pittsburgh. We looked around at each other, bewildered, while they chatted for nearly an hour. Suddenly, […]

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