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The life and death of Castro: Its OK not to mourn

The life and death of Castro: It’s OK not to mourn

Jonathon Kline December 4, 2016
To honor a person in death, all of their actions that they undertook in their life must be taken into account to “get” the full picture of who they were in life.
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World Health Organizations condemnation of bacon is misleading

World Health Organization’s condemnation of bacon is misleading

Jonathon Kline November 5, 2015
This sort of misinformation is one that can prove to be extremely detrimental to the livelihoods of people everywhere.
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Members of the Honor Guard line up prior to the start of the U.S. Army Chief of Staff change of responsibility ceremony, meanwhile, a former Green Beret was discharged for doing the responsible thing and stopping an Afghan Police Officer from raping a child. Photo Credit: Cherie A. Thurlby. (Released)

Why does standing up to child rape in the Army get you discharged?

Jonathon Kline October 6, 2015
A former Green Beret was involuntarily separated from the U.S. Army last month after he physically assaulted a Afghan Local Police commander who was raping a child for weeks.
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Stubbed cigarettes littered the ground outside the Melville Library during the Fall 2015 semester. Stony Brook announced a ban on the use of tobacco products on campus in September, and the ban will go into effect on Jan. 1. TAYLOR HA/THE STATESMAN

Without enforcement, tobacco-free plan will burn out

Jonathon Kline September 30, 2015
“Hey, we don’t think you guys should smoke,” is about as useful as trying to tell a pre-med student that they’ll do alright on their BIO 203 midterm.
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Kim Davis, above, is the clerk from Kentucky at the center of the most recent controversy over religious freedom. Davis was sent to jail on Sept. 3 and released five days later. PHOTO CREDIT: CARTER COUNTY DETENTION CENTER

Support for Kim Davis is baseless and misguided

Jonathon Kline September 13, 2015
Davis was arrested after she refused to hand out the marriage licenses to same-sex couples since it went against her belief as a Christian. Cue ensuing firestorm.
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Ambush on police officers create a wider gap between two torn groups

Jonathon Kline March 12, 2015
Earlier this morning, two officers, one from the Webster Groves Police Department and one from the St. Louis County Police Department, were shot by a gunman.
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Brian Williams is more than a liar—he is a coward, too

Jonathon Kline February 17, 2015
Brian Williams has been accused of fabricating the stories he has reported on and, in the case of other stories, just completely flat out lying about them.
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Super Bowl for the Ages

Super Bowl for the Ages

Jonathon Kline February 5, 2015
Super Bowl XLIX was, for all intents and purposes, a much better Super Bowl than the previous year.
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Thousands of people gather during a demonstration march in Lille, France, on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, in support of the victims of the twin attacks in Paris. (PHOTO CREDIT: TNS / MCT CAMPUS)

Is the Press really “Free?”

Jonathon Kline January 29, 2015
On Jan. 7, 2015, three armed gunmen stormed the office of the French satrical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and killed 12 people .
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Why are we not surprised about people dying on Black Friday?

Jonathon Kline December 4, 2014
The idea of expecting people to die on Black Friday is not only upsetting, but also quite alarming. As of now, there are seven reported deaths and 98 injuries due to Black Friday-related incidents.
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Reverse isms are not a thing

Reverse “isms” are not a thing

Jonathon Kline November 20, 2014
So first off, let me start off by saying that reverse racism is NOT an actual thing: it is simply racism. Singling someone out due to their skin color is inherently wrong.
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Democratic loss should not become the elephant in the room

Jonathon Kline November 6, 2014
This past Election Day, the Republican Party made huge gains nationwide, dominating the Democratic Party in the House of Representatives, the Senate and even the number governors among the states.
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