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CRITICAL CAVALIER: All-star cast fails to deliver

Tom Andrew

April 4, 2011

Filed under Entertainment

These days it's a common assumption that when you see recognizable names attached to a project, it means you're in for a good film, but not always. In the case of "The Lincoln Lawyer," Matthew McConaughey, Ryan Phillippe, Marisa Tomei, William H. Macy, John Leguizamo and Josh Lucas are part of the all-star cast that would give you the impression you were in for an Oscar-nominated...

AS SCENE ON SCREEN: Drama offers best and worst

Christine Klee

April 4, 2011

Filed under Entertainment

As an avid drama series fan, watching a show like "Grey's Anatomy" is somewhat of an embarrassment. More soap opera than drama, "Grey's" has had its pathetic moments, moments that made me laugh at the absurdity of the writing. Yet "Grey's" also has its outstanding moments, moments that kept me at the edge of my seat. In TV circles, "jumping the shark" is the moment in which...

BEYOND BELIEF: In God we trust? Maybe we need a new motto

Gabriel Spatuzzi

April 4, 2011

Filed under OPINION

In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, a new convert to Presbyterianism at the time, supported, under heavy influence from prominent Christian figures like Billy Graham and George MacPherson Docherty, the addition of the words "under God" into the Pledge of Allegiance. In 1956, Eisenhower signed into law legislation making "In God We Trust" the official motto of the United...

Americans deserve food choices

Brandon Porras

April 4, 2011

Filed under OPINION

Rep. Oliver Olsen of Vermont recently proposed that the government should dictate what is allowed in a food stamp-approved purchase. His main goal is to prohibit the exchange of food stamps for candy or other junk food. Olsen's argument is that too many Americans eat poorly and that cutting the junk out of food stamps will lower the cost of medical care. Whether it is morally...

Food stamps should not go to junk food

Alec Fernandes

April 4, 2011

Filed under OPINION

Vermont is attempting to shed some pounds by proposing Resolution JRH13 - a piece of legislation that would not allow users of food stamps to purchase junk food. For those who think Resolution JRH13 infringes on the liberties of the less fortunate, consider this: according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately one out of five people in the state...

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