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The common portrayal by the US and Israeli governments of Iran being a grave threat to peace in the Middle East is rather ironic. For about the past decade and even more so recently there has been a constant saber-rattling by the two countries over the Iranian nuclear programme. IsraeliContinue Reading

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In the context of modern social revolutions the Zapatista movement, or EZLN, of Mexico has stood out. The Zapatistas practice a unique blend of libertarianism and socialism, with a large degree of autonomy for their communities and a focus on collectivism within them. This largely-indigenous group emerged as a movementContinue Reading

Who’s excited for the Oscars!? I don’t know about you, but I am beside myself in anticipation to watch this night of celebration of great film. There are many great pictures up for awards, and one that I’ve mentioned in past blog posts (Silver Lining Playbook). If you haven’t lookedContinue Reading

That’s right. Be very very frightened. Frightened Rabbit that is, with their new album Pedestrian Verse that came out Feb. 5, that certainly makes a statement. The album is the Scottish indie band’s fourth studio album. In regards to the album title, Pedestrian Verse, lead singer Scott Hutchinson says, “IContinue Reading

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The recent violent reactions by some fans of the Israeli soccer team Beitar Jerusalem to the first-ever signing of two Muslim players has brought attention to the issue of racism within Israeli society. For those unaware with the situation, an arson attack on the team’s headquarters following the announcement ofContinue Reading

Ladies and gentlemen, buckle down and prepare for one of the most intriguing sporting events in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Fast-paced, loud, aggressive-this event is anything but dull. Brace yourself for Fargo-Moorhead’s very own Derby Girls, the toughest group of girls in the Red River Valley. On February 9, the Fargo-MoorheadContinue Reading

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The importance of a good K-12 education cannot be overstated. The United States tests horribly as compared with the rest of the developed world, leading to American children being ill prepared for college and careers in a global economy after high school graduation. At this point in time, America isContinue Reading

I stepped into a brushed metal elevator. Once inside, all that stared back at me was a young woman dressed in black, sporting sunglasses and dark lipstick. Three floors up, the door opened. What greeted me was dim lighting, small tables covered with black linens, hors d’oeuvres, and lounge music.Continue Reading