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April 5, 2008
We must fight the dictators To the editor: In the March 30 edition of the Herald Mail, Elisabeth Smith made a statement which needs clarification. She wrote Iraq had nothing to do with Sept. 11, 2001, and al-Qaeda was not in Iraq at that date. And then points out al-Qaeda is in Iraq now because the U.S. is. This is, on the face of it, quite true. But a point is trying to be made that fails the test of critical thinking and the historical facts. The contention was never that Iraq had anything to do with 9/11, the contention was Afghanistan did. We knew for a fact al-Qaeda was in Afghanistan and we ran them and the Taliban out. Though neither group is giving up, no one expected they would just roll over and go away.
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By TOM FIREY | September 14, 2011
For the better part of two centuries, the protective expanse of two oceans and fear of an America angered kept the U.S. mainland safe from foreign aggressors. What attacks did come were from within (seceding states, urban riots, the Weather Underground, Timothy McVeigh), while foreign aggressors were stopped thousands of miles off the mainland shore (Nazi Germany, Imperial Japan) or dissolved away without ever launching a strike (the Soviet Union). That tranquil safety was broken 10 years ago this week.
NEWS
May 21, 2007
"Hooray for the mayor and council of Williamsport for starting to see that they can't give free utilities to the Little League. (The league) charges fees for signing up and fees for the concession stand. So the league should have the money. " - Williamsport "The summary budget is on the home page of the county government's Web site. The budget hearing is May 22. If you care about how the county collects and spends your money, I'll see you there. " - Rohrersville "I must congratulate the Boonsboro High School 'We the People' team for becoming the first public school to represent Maryland in the national competition of knowledge of our Constitution!
NEWS
May 19, 2007
"Hooray for the mayor and council of Williamsport for starting to see that they can't give free utilities to the Little League. (The league) charges fees for signing up and fees for the concession stand. So the league should have the money. " - Williamsport "The summary budget is on the home page of the county government's Web site. The budget hearing is May 22. If you care about how the county collects and spends your money, I'll see you there. " - Rohrersville "I must congratulate the Boonsboro High School 'We the People' team for becoming the first public school to represent Maryland in the national competion of knowledge of our Constitution!
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By TOM FIREY | September 14, 2011
For the better part of two centuries, the protective expanse of two oceans and fear of an America angered kept the U.S. mainland safe from foreign aggressors. What attacks did come were from within (seceding states, urban riots, the Weather Underground, Timothy McVeigh), while foreign aggressors were stopped thousands of miles off the mainland shore (Nazi Germany, Imperial Japan) or dissolved away without ever launching a strike (the Soviet Union). That tranquil safety was broken 10 years ago this week.
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NEWS
May 29, 2009
Torture is not the answer To the editor: The torture debate is not a dangerous path; torture itself is a dangerous path. We can't undo what we did, but we have to acknowledge it as a misstep - a misstep onto a slippery slope that leads only to fascism. Debating that misstep and chastising the ones responsible for it will hopefully ensure that the U.S. will never torture its enemies again. And that surely will increase the stature of the U.S. in the eyes of the world, not reduce it. Many conservatives - led by Fox News - have this childish idea that calling torture by a more pleasant name, like "enhanced interrogation," would make it less evil.
NEWS
May 21, 2007
"Hooray for the mayor and council of Williamsport for starting to see that they can't give free utilities to the Little League. (The league) charges fees for signing up and fees for the concession stand. So the league should have the money. " - Williamsport "The summary budget is on the home page of the county government's Web site. The budget hearing is May 22. If you care about how the county collects and spends your money, I'll see you there. " - Rohrersville "I must congratulate the Boonsboro High School 'We the People' team for becoming the first public school to represent Maryland in the national competition of knowledge of our Constitution!
NEWS
May 19, 2007
"Hooray for the mayor and council of Williamsport for starting to see that they can't give free utilities to the Little League. (The league) charges fees for signing up and fees for the concession stand. So the league should have the money. " - Williamsport "The summary budget is on the home page of the county government's Web site. The budget hearing is May 22. If you care about how the county collects and spends your money, I'll see you there. " - Rohrersville "I must congratulate the Boonsboro High School 'We the People' team for becoming the first public school to represent Maryland in the national competion of knowledge of our Constitution!
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