Short story: Cecily Jones’ coming of age in a not-so-tolerant community

CHRIS BEDELL Columnist Sex outside of marriage just wasn’t frowned upon in Aklava, it was against the law. Hell, it was even punishable by death. Although, teenage girls were sometimes shown mercy. All forms of birth control and abortion were also...

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Story: The date that never should’ve happened, but fortunately did

CHRIS BEDELL Columnist While Damien was at the Blue Crest Café out on a date, his mind drifted back to 24 hours earlier when his best friend Andy had called him and told him about the date he had set up for...

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Opinion: Fierce inequality supported by the Republicans

CHRIS BEDELL Columnist With the impending issue of our nation’s deficit, there are a couple of important aspects related to the budget that people need to be reminded of. Unfortunately, conservatives just don’t get it. Getting rid of loopholes and lowering tax rates...

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Opinion: Why are we still talking about Benghazi issue?

CHRIS BEDELL Columnist Over the last few months the Benghazi issue has been blown way out of proportion. The sad thing is that the liberal leaning parts of the media (such as MSNBC, for example) are the only ones to realize that....

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Opinion: One more false step for Republicans

CHRIS BEDELL Staff Writer The upcoming fiscal cliff problem is clear. The poor and middle class should not have to make any more sacrifices. The fact is that the average American has been paying for the mistakes of the rich while the rich...

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Opinion: Wise American public gives Obama four more years

CHRIS BEDELL Staff Writer It was really a relief to see that the American people made the right choice on Election Day and re-elected Barack Obama. After several debates Mitt Romney failed to improve his image and continued on about the...

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Opinion: No fat cats needed in the White House

CHRIS BEDELL Staff Writer With the election just around the corner it is inevitable that swing states will start getting more attention. But, while they might be unsure of whom to vote for, the choice is clear. They should vote for Obama....

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Opinion: Thoughts on the first presidential debate

CHRIS BEDELL Staff Writer Despite what some people might be saying about the first presidential debate, President Obama did not lose. Obama might not have had the best comebacks against Mitt Romney, but at least Obama made it clear that fighting for...

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Opinion: ‘Mr. Pinocchio’ and the 47 percent

CHRIS BEDELL Contributor Mitt Romney’s latest blunder is just outrageous. How dare he insult 47 percent of Americans. That’s pretty condescending of him to criticize the fact that people who are struggling to stay afloat occasionally need government help. What is...

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Opinion: How Republicans have failed the American people

CHRIS BEDELL Contributor Obama may not be perfect but at least he has made a good faith effort to address the needs of the middle class and poor. I doubt Republicans want women to receive fair pay and as a result...

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