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September 20, 1999
We Want to Believe

On its opening weekend, I went to see the supernatural horror film, Stigmata. The focal point of the movie is a young woman who physically experiences wounds similar to t...

September 13, 1999
Does More Intelligence Make People Better?

In the midst of a banner year for biotechnology, scientists from Princeton University recently unveiled the latest genetic breakthrough. This supposed leap forward involv...

September 06, 1999
Columbine High Bans Religious Messages For Slain Students

The parents and relatives of the students who were slain in the Columbine shooting have now suffered yet another crushing blow. In addition to having to deal with the cru...

August 30, 1999
Do We Really Need Maximum Security Schools

Students recently returned to Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado to began a new school year in a building that resembled a correctional facility more than an in...

August 24, 1999
Teacher Declared

"Where are we going as a nation when a teacher who answers questions about God is fired within a few days, while a pedophile is merely transferred?" asked Rep. Tom DeLay,...

August 16, 1999
Family Farms are Headed for Extinction

Chris Thureen, a grain farmer in Minnesota's Red River Valley, spent his life on a farm that has been in his family since 1886. But last year Thureen, along with four oth...

August 09, 1999
Getting Rid of the Unfit

Billboards are sprouting up across the country, advertising a $200 cash giveaway to drug addicts. The "catch" is that recipients must undergo sterilization. This cash-for...

August 02, 1999
Woodstock: Peace and Love -- or Commercialism

Although hip-hop and heavy metal largely replaced rock 'n' roll as the musical genre of this year's festival, Woodstock '99 and Woodstock '69 were surprisingly similar. U...

July 26, 1999
Photo Police: Big Brother Invades Our Privacy

The greatest threat to our freedom in the coming millennium is technology, or more specifically, its misuse. Unfortunately, many new devices already in use are paving the...

July 19, 1999
Student Sentenced To One-Year Expulsion For Possession of Nail Clippers

Tawana Dawson, a 15-year-old student at Pensacola High School in Florida, has been expelled for the 1999-2000 school year for bringing nail clippers to class. Why was thi...

July 12, 1999
Presidential Election 2000 -- A Run for the Money

What is the office of President of the United States worth? Although our highest-elected official earns a mere $200,000 annually in salary, candidates for this office spe...

July 05, 1999
Big Brother is Watching

Are we rapidly approaching an Orwellian state where the government will be able to simply turn on a computer, punch in your name and find out where you've been and what y...

June 28, 1999
Dead Men Walking Should be Allowed to Read

During 1998, the United States executed more prisoners than any other country in the world, with the exception of China, Iran and Saudi Arabia. Rather than being appalled...

June 21, 1999
The Rise and Fall of the Christian Right

The recent dismantling of the Christian Coalition, the long-standing monolith of the conservative religious movement, symbolizes the demise of the "New Right." Following ...

June 14, 1999
Strip Searching Students---Has the Pursuit of Safety Gone Too Far?

With the threat of drugs, weapons and violence infecting our schools and campuses, school officials have come under severe pressure to insure the safety of students. Such...

June 08, 1999
When Does An Unborn Child Become A Human Being?

When does a fetus become a human being, protected by law? Pro-life advocates assert that, morally speaking, life begins at conception. Legally speaking, however, the ques...

May 28, 1999
Breakdown of Family, Not Hollywood, Is Cause of Violence

There has been no shortage of blame for the recent shootings in Littleton, Colorado and Conyers, Georgia. The latest targets being taken to task for the rash of school vi...

May 24, 1999
Smashing Free Speech and Turning Our Schools Into Pressure Cookers

During the past seven years, less than one percent of the schools across the country have experienced a violent death on campus, according to June Arnette, associate dire...

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