The Horizon

Editor demands dependable decisions from US leaders

IUS Horizon

February 13, 2012

As America enters the 21st century, this country finds itself burdened with many troubles. One simply has to watch the nightly news to witness the current state of our country — from soaring unemployment to mass income inequality to unchecked illegal immigration. However, at the top of this hug...

Culture war will end when science rules

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November 6, 2011

Freedom. There is no concept, no idea, more central to the American psyche and way of life than that of freedom. Freedom to say, do and believe whatever. Freedom to go anywhere and be anything. However, Americans — and everyone in civilized society — must draw lines when making laws and de...

Editor implores importance of equality, diversity

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October 10, 2011

At a yard sale a few years ago, I found an interesting little piece of history. It was a small history book written and published a few years before World War II. Since it was only 10 cents, I decided to buy it. In the cover of the book was some doodling, and there was also  the name “Johnny” wr...

Editor says yes we can, but no we haven’t

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September 11, 2011

I will never forget Nov. 5, 2008. I remember crying tears of joy as President-elect Barack Obama gave his election victory speech on that cold Chicago night to more than 240,000 people. America — a country that used to view African Americans as nothing more than farming equipment just a hand...

Perhaps ‘the decider’ was right after all

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March 15, 2011

In the aftermath of the 9/11 terror tragedies, President Bush wasted no time thrusting his worldview into American foreign policy. In true southern Texas fashion, U.S. policy seemed to be transformed into a mindset of “shoot first and ask questions later” — at least this is how it appeared to many on ...

American war on terror not really worth lives lost

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February 22, 2011

On Aug. 31, 2010, Operation Iraqi Freedom came to end. What began as the thunderous “shock-and-awe” campaign that launched the Iraqi War came to a quiet and emotionally subdued end. I remember watching on TV as tanks rolled out of Bagdad. Some of the troops were waving to the cameras while o...

Website comments too harsh for society

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January 31, 2011

Don’t do it. Don’t scroll to the bottom of the page. I tell myself this every time I read a news story that is posted on an online news website. From CNN to Fox News, the comment section found at the bottom of every news story posted online all seem to have one thing in common these days — crue...