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June 21, 2016

Term “Radical Islam” will not remedy domestic, foreign terrorism Dusty Hartl June 22, 2016   Since the mass shooting at an Orlando gay nightclub last week, there’s been an overwhelming number of calls for President Barack Obama to call shooter Omar Mateen a “radical Islamic...

Debate between political orgs held before primary

Debate between political orgs held before primary

April 6, 2016

By Maddy Scheel April 6, 2016 The Young Americans for Liberty, College Democrats and the College Republicans gathered on March 30 in Timmerman Auditorium for the second Whitewater political debate. The debate consisted of three topics: gun control, conflict in the Middle East and wealth and inequality. The even...

Letter to the Editor: Brussels, bicycles and talk of terrorism

April 5, 2016

April 5, 2016 Remember “Brussels?” It’s in Europe, or was last week, or parts of it were. For our troubles, I’d recommend an OTC (over-the-counter) tranquilizer — “R.E.A.D.” (That’s Resistance, Evasion, Avoidance, Denial). Works fine for now. Our “leaders” employ it effectively. T...

Policy discussions: more history, less bombing

March 15, 2016

March 15, 2016 Despite being the opinion guy at the Royal Purple, I don’t talk about politics all that often. It’s pretty easy to foresee a conflict between my own and someone else’s ideologies, and I tend to avoid those arguments. I’d rather smile, drink my beer and listen to the other guy sputter...

Politics at family gatherings unavoidable

December 8, 2015

Royal Purple Staff Opinion Dec. 8, 2015 The holidays are fast approaching, but that doesn’t mean there’s a shortage of political and social issues to gripe about. Recent events are causing a time of year that should be defined by holiday spirits and goodwill to instead be drowned by divisiveness ...

‘Pray for Paris:’ UW-Whitewater students gather in solidarity for Paris, other nations

November 17, 2015

By Kimberly Wethal Nov. 18, 2015   The UW-W campus mourned those who were impacted in the Paris terrorist attacks on Nov. 13 during the Peace for Paris event in Hyland Hall on Monday. While the main topic of the gathering was to grieve the 129 people who died in the attacks on French soil, sen...

UW-W Professor Emeritus comments on 9/11 and peace

September 18, 2014

Sept. 17 2014 Well, we’re back to human reality. We have had a generous recess of peace recently. Space-wise, ISIL [ISIS] is the exposed, sharp-edged ninth part of a larger, non-melting iceberg. And time-wise, it’ll be a long war. We can perhaps “mow down” ISIL, but surely, such “crabgrass”...

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