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OPINIONS


The 50 percent aren't who you think

Every time I hear someone say that "nearly 50 percent" of Americans pay no federal income tax, I cannot help but wonder why it is they have introduced that statistic into the discussion.


New alert system safeguards victims

These protective orders help safeguard victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, harassment and stalking who are petitioners on no-contact orders.


It's time to bring the troops home

The membership of Chapter 161 of Veterans for Peace calls for the immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan at a rate commensurate with the security of our troops. Given the dismal progress toward the stated objectives, we see no other "responsible" option for ending the war. The simple truth is that the longer we attempt a military "solution" to Afghanistan, the more dire the consequences we leave when, not if, we finally admit its failure. It's time to bring U.S. troops home, now.


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