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  • What to do with Gitmo's detainees?

    What to do with Gitmo's detainees?
    Today's question: What to do with enemy combatants? Is there no one who should be held indefinitely? Shouldn't there be a difference between prosecuting a war and prosecuting a crime? Previously, Sulmasy and Kaye discussed what President Bush could do...
  • Stalin was an atheist -- so am I

    Antony Flew will go to hell. So will the rest of us who reject Jesus Christ as our savior, according to Bible-believing Christians. But Flew, an 84-year-old English philosopher, is a hot item in some evangelical circles. In 2006, Biola University -- a...
  • Obama, Gitmo and the war on terrorism

    Obama, Gitmo and the war on terrorism
    Today's question: Will closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay rehabilitate America's image abroad, as President-elect Barack Obama argues? Does that even matter if keeping the prison open reduces global terrorism? Glenn M. Sulmasy and David Kaye debate....
  • How Bush can smooth the Gitmo transition

    How Bush can smooth the Gitmo transition
    Today's question: Obama has pledged to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay. What, if anything, should President Bush do to support the shift, given his opposition to that policy? Previously, Kaye and Sulmasy weighed the symbolism and merits of Obama's...
  • Al Qaeda's silly slur against Obama

    Al Qaeda's silly slur against Obama
    Note to Al Qaeda: If you insist on trying to insult Barack Obama, the United States' first African American president-elect, falling back on the tropes of an America that no longer exists simply is not going to work. "Field Negroes" and "house Negroes"?...
  • Local Woman Named Rhodes Scholar

    Local Woman Named Rhodes Scholar
    The small community of Fox Island is now the home of a Rhodes Scholar. Elizabeth Betterbed is a West Point Cadet and now one of 32 students selected nationwide to attend the University of Oxford in England for free. The 2006 Gig Harbor High grad is...
  • Lost in translation

    Lost in translation
    By Michael Erard ords are the most familiar part of language, because it's words we're most conscious of learning and forgetting. Only certain words, though. Your word-of-the-day calendar will never list "the" or "but." You boast about knowing French...
  • Emerald Hills woman receives prestigious award

    Emerald Hills woman receives prestigious award
    An Emerald Hills woman is among 32 U.S. students named Rhodes Scholars for 2010, it was announced today. Elizaveta Fouksman will get will get an all-expense-paid, two- or three- year scholarship to Oxford University in England. Fouksman graduated...
  • Summer heat or apocalypse? Three books offer answers.

     
    Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I???ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To......
  • Chile peppers can help with neuropathic pain--maybe, a little

     
    If you suffer from neuropathic pain, there's new evidence that capsaicin--the stuff in chile peppers that gives them their zing--might help you. A new review found that capsaicin helps 4 in 10 people who suffer from such pain, which is......
  • IRAN: Scholarship honoring slain protester Neda Agha-Soltan irks Iranian officials

     
    Iranian officials are up in arms over a decision by The Queen's College at the University of Oxford in Britain to establish a scholarship fund in memory of Neda Agha-Soltan, the 27-year-old Iranian woman whose videotaped June 20 death at......
  • Brits say swine flu is mild, corroborating other reports

     
    British health officials have confirmed earlier reports that the pandemic H1N1 influenza is milder than experts had originally feared. In a report published online in the BMJ, formerly the British Medical Journal, England's chief medical officer and his...