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Opinion in Brief

November 9, 2006 Executive Editor 0

Yesterday’s election was obviously on the minds of many VCU students – many were proudly displaying their “I Voted” stickers on the backpacks and shirts.

No matter how the outcome of the election affected these voters, what mattered is that many VCU students took the time to positively assert their citizenship as Virginians and as Americans.

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Democrats in the spotlight

November 9, 2006 Executive Editor 0

With the official results of Tuesday’s election pending, it seems the Democrats have swept control of the entire legislative branch of Congress. However, too many people are celebrating what could be a very short-lived victory. President Bush is out of office in a little more than two years, and while the Republicans have lost the majority in the House and Senate, they aren’t that far behind.

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Your Turn Letters to the Editor

November 9, 2006 Executive Editor 0

Honor your freedom, war vets

It is essential that Americans allow their political buttons and yard signs to coexist with somber recognition of World Freedom Day, Nov. 9, and Veterans Day, Nov. 11. This week marks many events, both political and patriotic, that are frequently overlooked by Americans around the nation.

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Opinion in Brief

November 6, 2006 Executive Editor 0

The Commonwealth Times would like to remind everyone that Election Day comes this Tuesday, and that no matter what your political affiliation, it is important that you exercise your freedom to vote, if you are registered to do so.

The more constituents that vote, the greater the effect will be upon the selection and the actions of our candidates, both locally and across our Commonwealth.

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Your Turn Letters to the Editor

November 6, 2006 Executive Editor 0

Fair warning on civil liberties The people of the metro Richmond area, or any other persons interested in retaining their civil liberties, may be interested in the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (bills H.R. 4239 and S. 1926), introduced by Rep. Thomas Petri, R-Wis.