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Congressional redistricting: Cause for Concern?

The redistricting used in the 103rd, 107th and 108th  (1994, 2002, 2004) United States Congresses rearranged the political map in favor of Republican politics — a move likely to frequently cause problems in the year to come. In most states, the state legislature determines the district boundaries. Shaping these boundaries, however, may be done for […]

Giving thanks to veterans

Giving thanks to veterans

RW Balzer On November 11th we celebrate Veterans Day and give thanks to all the living veterans that have served our country both in time of war and in blessed peace. I, as a Viet Nam veteran, wish to thank all the vets from WW II to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars for their service […]

Tragedy strikes Notre Dame athletics

Tragedy struck college football last Wednesday.  Declan Sullivan, a 20-year-old student worker in the Notre Dame video production department was killed after the scissor lift, from which he was filming the Notre Dame football practice, collapsed. My question for the University of Notre Dame and its athletic department is why was Sullivan allowed to go […]

October is the month for sports

For those of you who have not yet been properly welcomed, welcome to the month of October. As a sports fan, this is my favorite time of year.  It doesn’t matter which sport you watch, or which sport is your favorite, it is most likely going on and getting interesting in the month of October. […]

Welcome back to Minnesota Randy Moss

After six years, Randy Moss’ career has finally come full circle.  Early last Wednesday, Randy Moss was traded from the New England Patriots back to the Minnesota Vikings. Randy Moss’ career has been, for the most part, a bumpy ride.  He has been rightfully accused of being a diva on the field, and a less […]

Opinion Post

Opinion Post

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World Series 2010: Misfits vs. Underdogs

World Series 2010: Misfits vs. Underdogs

October is coming to a close and that means the World Series is on its way. Last week, the Texas Rangers knocked off the defending champion New York Yankees and are going for their first World Series in the franchise’s 38 year history. Saturday night the San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2, and […]

Championship Game a possibility for Boise State

I am not a Boise State Bronco fan.  I don’t pull for them on Saturdays, ever.  But sitting here trying to find yet another excuse as to why Boise State should NOT be allowed to play for a National Championship in January this season is near impossible. The questions about Boise State will continue to […]