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The North Wind

Holidays are a time to spend with family

John Mercer November 18, 2010

One of my favorite things about college life is winter break. This is a time when a lot of college students can return home to spend the holidays with their families. It’s a good time to reconnect, share...

Paladino’s words were not hate speech

John Mercer October 21, 2010

Carl Paladino, the Republican candidate for governor of New York, has been all over the news recently for an Oct. 10 speech that included references to gay marriage and gay pride parades. Paladino stated...

Presence in Iraq beneficial

John Mercer September 30, 2010

On Aug. 31, 2010, President Barack Obama declared Operation Iraqi Freedom over. Ten days previously the last combat brigade left Iraq to return home to their families. This momentous event in our history...

Health care bill may be unconstitutional

John Mercer April 8, 2010

According to the Congressional Budget Office, between Medicaid, Medicare, employee sponsored health plans and privately purchased health insurance, almost 80 percent of Americans were covered by some sort...

Prom rules aren’t a good cause for a lawsuit

John Mercer March 25, 2010

Recently, in Fulton, Miss., Constance McMillan filed a lawsuit against the Itawamba County School District, with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union; for cancelling the senior prom. The suit...

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