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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.

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So long, Saddam

November 6, 2006 Executive Editor 0

Saddam Hussein was sentenced to death by hanging, on Sunday, by the Iraqi High Tribunal Court for crimes against humanity in the deaths of 148 Shiite Muslims in the city of Dujail during his rule of Iraq.

Of course, Saddam is expected to take advantage of the justice system and appeal his sentence, where those judges are entitled to take as much time as necessary in order to decide whether or not to block his sentence.

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From the president

November 6, 2006 Executive Editor 0

Agenda for Change: Don’t know what the SGA does? Go online and find out what your student representatives are doing for you! The SGA has just released its first ever Policy Agenda. The Policy Agenda is a list of all the issues and projects SGA intends to advocate for and change for a given year.

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An open letter to Senator John Kerry

November 2, 2006 Executive Editor 0

Wow, dude, just wow.

I’m not sure, sir, whether it was a verbal gaffe on a pre-written speech or an off-the-cuff remark that you fumbled, but no matter what, you made an idiot out of yourself. You said this to a crowd while campaigning for gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides: “You know, education, if you make the most of it, if you study hard and you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, uh, you, you can do well.