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Hardy L. Brown

Bad Intelligence Led Bush’s War

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This past weekend the Bush administrative team particularly Donald Rumsfeld and Condoleezza Rice spent time trying to put a positive spin on the falsified documents confirming Iraq tried to buy uranium from Niger of Africa. This statement was used in President Bush’s State of the Union address to justify his war against Iraq.

Congratulations Chief Cannon and RPD

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Last Thursday Russ Leach, Riverside Chief of Police, announced the promotion of Jim Cannon to the rank of captain. This is only the second time in the city's history that an African American has reached the rank of captain.

Who Will They Say You Are?

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There is a scripture in the Bible where Jesus and his disciples are having a conversation and Jesus asks the question, “who do the people say I am?” The discussion finally gets around to Jesus asking, “well who do you say I am?” Of course Peter responds with the correct answer.

A Long Way From Race Not Being An Issue

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The US Supreme Court has ruled that race can be considered as part of admissions consideration for students. The court only confirmed the practice which has been in use ever since colleges and universities have been in existence; even before African Americans could legally apply to these institutions. Five of the justices ruled in favor of Affirmative Action knowing that this will protect the other discriminatory practices that guarantees people like George W. Bush access to Yale and other elite institutions, as legacy admits.

The Missing Osama bin Laden

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The missing Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein, and “weapons of mass destruction” in the Middle East brings to mind one of the songs I learned when I was in elementary school back in Jones County, North Carolina.

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