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    Oops, America’s hooked again

    Britney Spears is bald and the whole world is going to fall apart. Or at least that’s the way everyone’s acting. This is a flashback to when Keri Russell, of the show “”Felicity,”” cut her curly hair. But one thing remains the same, everyone needs to leave it be. Haircuts should not get top-of-the-hour coverage on major news networks. We understand having perhaps a two-minute story in the entertainment portion of a news cast about Britney’s move, but is it necessary to devote a half-hour segment to her new coif and then create news by gossiping about what this means? Simply put, no. There is a war going on, there are people dying every day of genocide in Sudan and Russia is selling ballistic weapons to Iran. That’s kind of a big deal. Britney’s hair on the other hand? Well, People magazine can have that story.

    – Kent State University’s Daily Kent Stater

    Co-ed craziness

    The lack of co-ed campus housing reflects an insensitivity to the personal preferences and comfort of transgender students, gay students and straight students whose closest friends are of the opposite sex. The arguments against co-ed housing are not new. Students will either be hooking up with, or be uncomfortable with their suitemates. Parents will fret. Administrators will worry if changing the status quo is worth the political and bureaucratic struggle to develop a policy that does not make any student uneasy in his or her campus home. But the current policy does just that by denying queer students the option that, for many years, they have requested. Rooming arrangements after freshman year are a matter of individual preference. Adding another option to the available choices would help those dissatisfied with single-sex housing and would leave single-sex suites available to those who prefer them.

    – Yale University’s Yale Daily News

    Fight or flight?

    The fact is that we are in a different place in Iraq today from even just a month ago – with a new strategy, a new commander, and more troops on the ground. We are now in a stronger position to ensure basic security. I understand the frustration, anger and exhaustion so many Americans feel about Iraq, the desire to throw up our hands and simply say, “”Enough.”” And I am painfully aware of the enormous toll of this war in human life, and of the infuriating mistakes that have been made in the war’s conduct. But we must not make another terrible mistake now. Many of the worst errors in Iraq arose precisely because the Bush administration best-cased what would happen after Saddam was overthrown. Now many opponents of the war are making the very same best-case mistake – assuming we can pull back in the midst of a critical battle with impunity, even arguing that our retreat will reduce the terrorism and sectarian violence in Iraq.

    – Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., in The Wall Street Journal

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