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January 30, 2001
Big Brother Goes Global

The Internet, like no other technology in history, is truly a global medium. In a way that was only dreamed of ten years ago, communication is now possible from anywhere ...

January 23, 2001
Zero Common Sense School Discipline Rules Cheapen Students' Humanity

Ever since an over-eager school administrator first dreamed up the concept of "zero tolerance" policies, the outrages have been pouring in from all across the country. In...

January 16, 2001
Tinkering with Monkeys and the Brave New World

The great science fiction writers, such as George Orwell and Aldous Huxley, saw it coming. Huxley wrote in 1946 that because of the growing power and prestige of seculari...

January 08, 2001
"Temptation Island": "Reality-Based" TV And Broken Lives

Television has emerged as one of the most important, if not the most important, forces on how we, as modern men and women, view life. Indeed, television directs public op...

December 26, 2000
The Incredible French Fry Caper

How dangerous is a french fry? According to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan police force, french fries are dangerous enough to warrant arresting and treating an otherwi...

December 18, 2000
Christmas is a Time to Help the Needy

It was 1952, and I was six years old and completely infatuated with Christmas. I lived in Peoria, Illinois, where in December the snow is sometimes three feet deep and th...

December 12, 2000
Cursing: How Far Should Free Speech Stretch?

When Jeffery Richards thought he saw a school bus driver manhandling his daughter at the local bus stop, he charged onto the bus to rescue her from the offending driver. ...

December 06, 2000
Rosa Parks: Mother of the Civil Rights Movement

On December 1, 2000, the Rosa Parks Library and Museum at Troy State University in Alabama was dedicated. "In 1955, when I was arrested," Mrs. Parks said at the dedicatio...

November 28, 2000
Robert Downey, Jr.: Another Casualty in America's Drug War

The curse of drugs has struck again. Robert Downey, Jr., on break from shooting television's Ally McBeal, was arrested over the Thanksgiving weekend and charged with poss...

November 21, 2000
Be Thankful For Our Freedoms, But Be Vigilant

There are various versions concerning how the first Thanksgiving actually came about and how it might have been celebrated. We do know that the Pilgrims set aground at Pl...

November 15, 2000
Online Racism Threatens Young People

Alex Curtis, a history major at the University of San Diego, looks like millions of other Southern California 24-year-olds. Clean-cut with short, dark hair, Curtis wears ...

November 08, 2000
The Three Billion Dollar Race for Political Office

Now that the confetti has settled on the closest electoral contest in United States history, it's time to step back and assess the damage. I'm not talking about which par...

October 24, 2000
It's Time to Deal with China's Continuing Human Rights Abuses

In light of the fact that the United States is moving closer and closer to assuming normal relations with China, including allowing the Chinese to manufacture the controv...

October 17, 2000
Halloween and the Search for Spirituality

What's the most popular holiday in the United States? At one time, the immediate reply would have been, "Christmas, of course!" However, with our changing cultural climat...

October 10, 2000
Do We Really Want a World of Perfect Children?

Imagine being locked in a tiny wooden box. Its dimensions are just three feet by four feet. You aren't allowed to leave for an hour and a half, even when you have to go t...

October 03, 2000
Mark David Chapman, The Catcher In The Rye, And The Killing of John Lennon

John Lennon would have been 60 years old next week if he hadn't been gunned down by Mark David Chapman in December of 1980. This week, Chapman made his first bid for paro...

September 26, 2000
The Exorcist Was A Cultural Breakpoint

The Exorcist was originally released on December 26, 1973. Although it received an almost unanimous critical dubbing, it went on to make millions. The Exorcist still reta...

September 24, 2000
An Eleven-Year-Old Victim Raises Questions About Police Tactics

If they had knocked, "we would have opened the door. My dad isn't the kind of man who would put his family in jeopardy." These words--from the brother of an eleven-year-o...

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