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Opinion: Is the Sound of Silence Loud Enough?

By Ariel Pinsky Last Monday, Athens Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) staged a walkout at an event hosted by Dawgs for Israel and StandWithUs at UGA’s Journalism Building. Dawgs for Israel had invited two soldiers from the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) to speak to UGA students and faculty about the current situation in the…

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Opinion: What ‘One Nation Under God’ Does Not Look Like

By Claire Brunner Abortion on demand. Veterans’ memorials being torn down. Citizens celebrating burning buildings and massive loss of human life. A whole world on fire. While this may sound like a scene from a post-apocalyptic movie, it is, in actuality, a scene typically painted of the imminent future of our country in campaign speeches…

House Speaker John Boehner walks with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in 2011. (Source: AP)
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OPINION: Bibi and the GOP Congress—A Dangerous Union

On March 3, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a speech to the U.S. Congress. Netanyahu accepted an invitation from Speaker of the House John Boehner, an unconventional request done without consultation of President Obama. The two heads of state did not meet while Netanyahu was visiting Washington D.C. Despite the White House’s disapproval, Netanyahu…

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OPINION: The Problem With Obama’s Strategy – Why good intentions aren’t enough

By Bailey Palmer Unveiled in early February, President Barack Obama’s 2015 national defense strategy has garnered more criticisms for the already-criticized president. Advocating for “strategic patience,” the strategy presented a variation on the Obama administration’s theme of restraint and caution in international affairs. “America leads from a position of strength. But, this does not mean…

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