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Won’t you be my neighbor?

To some, John DiMino, who holds a doctorate in psychology, may seem out of place pulling weeds and spreading mulch in the windless heat of a North Philadelphia morning. Working up a sweat, the director of Tuttleman Counseling Services feels right at home.…

Love, hate for U.S. overseas

When Temple sends their students abroad for study programs, it is inevitable that they will be exposed to different cultures and faced with increasingly muddled opinions of the United States. Much of the world holds two distinct opinions; one for American political life and another for American culture.…

Cosby enhances race talks

Talking about race in mixed company is uncomfortable. Talking about the problems that exist within one race in front of mixed company is just unacceptable – or so I’ve seen. Last May, Bill Cosby made headlines for criticizing the low-income blacks.…

Drastic UDC changes might ensure fairness

It might have happened to you. From time to time, students get caught doing something that isn’t considered becoming of a member of the Temple community. Even I, a distinguished Temple News writer, have made some mistakes in my short tenure here.…

Free speech online comes with necessary evils

The Internet has grown up quite a bit since terms like the World Wide Web became common phrases. The dream child of countless technology wizards is responsible for speeding knowledge and information, breaking cultural barriers and connecting people together in more ways than ever before.…

World needs U.S. military force

The words make us cringe: American imperialism. We are told, and many rightfully believe, that indefinite foreign military presence is evil. But much of America’s military presence in foreign countries is for strategic policing purposes, not economic reasons as so many assert.…

Hypocrisy in international policies has historic roots

President Bush and a long line of administrators before him have developed a dangerous history of a contradicting duality in U.S. foreign policy. U.S. presidents reuse the same rhetoric extolling the glories of democracy, claiming to persuade foreign states to go the way of free speech and open elections.…

Multi-party elections would further divide

Ever heard of Michael Badnarik? If you have, you are part of a minority of voters who knew who the Libertarian candidate for president was on Election Day. Due to the huge monopoly over the political world Republicans and Democrats have developed, minor party candidates remain relatively weak.…