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Inhumane Interrogation

Inhumane Interrogation

Austin Oakes, Opinions Editor

January 11, 2013


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The planning, authorization, or carrying out of torture is, by law, a war crime.  Interrogation techniques such as waterboarding, hypothermia and sleep-deprivation are illegal, internationally and domestically.  However, this does not stop the CIA from using these methods.  After the attack on the...

Unholy Matrimony

Unholy Matrimony

Austin Oakes, Opinions Writer

December 19, 2012


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The Supreme Court announced  on Friday that it will take up California’s Proposition 8, the 2008 ballot measure that amends the state’s Constitution to ban same sex marriage.  By examining this case, there are a multitude of possible outcomes.  If the ban on gay marriage is found unconstitutional, th...

Big Brother is Watching

Big Brother is Watching

Austin Oakes, Opinions Writer

December 10, 2012


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You, the average Pathfinder reader, most plausibly have a regular and consistent access to the Internet.  It is very likely that when you get back home, you open Facebook.  When you need to research something for an essay, you probably use Google.  And when you are bored and have free time, you most...

The truth about pit bulls

The truth about pit bulls

Susie Watson, News Editor

December 5, 2012


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The American Pit Bull Terrier, or commonly known as the pit bull, receives such a bad rep.  I don't think anyone's safety is jeopardized when they are around a pit bull.  My family and I were given a dog as a Christmas present. It was a pit bull.  As soon as my neighbors found out it was a pit bull,...

The Fictitious Fiscal Cliff

The Fictitious Fiscal Cliff

Austin Oakes, Opinions Writer

November 19, 2012


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The fiscal cliff is a wonder indeed.  It is the period of time where representatives of the country and the media alike will all gather together to cry and shriek about the doom that is certain to befall their great nation.   Falling off said cliff will cause an already weak economy to go into another...

America Behind Bars

America Behind Bars

Austin Oakes, Opinions Writer

November 14, 2012


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Day in and day out, I hear all about how we need to get jobs back on U.S. soil, and stop outsourcing jobs to foreign countries, but how about the jobs we outsource to prisoners?  Currently, 21% of office furniture, 36% of home appliances, 93% of domestic paints and 100% of the army’s equipment su...

Regarding the Iranian-Israeli issue

Regarding the Iranian-Israeli issue

Austin Oakes, Opinions Writer

October 28, 2012


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Many pro-Israel lobbyists seem to be pushing for the use of Military aggression on Iran, who has been said to be close to nuclear capabilities. While military options are not necessarily synonymous with war, it would definitely start one, and that’s what Israel wants.  However, that’s something...

Standing with Israel

Standing with Israel

Debra Klevens, Guest Opinions Writer

October 28, 2012


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The country of Iran is out of control. In the past four years, the country has drawn closer and closer to obtaining a nuclear weapon, one that would undoubtedly be used to cause havoc and death across the entire world. However, the president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has made it clear that he has...

No Apology: The Case for Mitt Romney

No Apology: The Case for Mitt Romney

Debra Klevens, Opinion Guest Writer

October 9, 2012


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If you have five minutes to spend with me on any given day, you will know I have a strong opinion about the upcoming presidential election and the direction I want this country to move. I refuse to be careful in my words or delicate in my approach when I explain my intense disapproval of Barack Obama...

A Photo Finish: A Final Push for Barack Obama

A Photo Finish: A Final Push for Barack Obama

Austin Oakes, Opinions Writer

October 8, 2012


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President Obama currently leads in the 2012 election polls, beating out Republican nominee Mitt Romney by a narrow, yet somewhat significant margin.  In this presidential election, every point counts, because every day the swing states of the country change their opinion. The most recent news regardin...

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