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Santorum & the Perils of Going Off Script

Written by Josh Rogers on . Posted in Breaking News

As Santorum suspends campaign, Josh Rogers looks at his journey thus far The highpoint of Rick Santorum’s presidential campaign was his quasi-victory speech in Iowa the night of the caucus. Although it would be weeks before Santorum was declared the winner of that race, he was still the undisputed winner that night. If the Obama [&hellip
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What Comes After Affirmative Action?

Written by Josh Rogers on . Posted in On Topic OTDT, Our Town Downtown

New ways to add diversity as the policy nears its rightful end Affirmative action’s defenders and attackers finally agree on something: The policy probably won’t be around too much longer. The recent decision by the Supreme Court to revisit the issue clearly puts it in peril. Even if the court ends up retaining the legality of affirmative action for now, using race as [&hellip
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Talk of Occupy Pets and Politics Outside Zuccotti Park

Written by Josh Rogers on . Posted in Breaking News

Occupy Wall Street rang in 2012 with a hard bang, and the movement was still feeling the hangover two days later. Zuccotti Park remained closed Jan. 2, after nearly 70 protesters were arrested New Year’s Eve. Less than a half-dozen people were standing outside the barricades, collecting donations and conversing with well-wishers on Monday afternoon, [&hellip
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School Lines That Leave Many Parents Behind

Written by Josh Rogers on . Posted in On Topic OTDT

Raise your hand if you’re planning to send your child to kindergarten in the next year or two,” someone said at the beginning. I wasn’t, so I didn’t. The message at my “first” meeting was clear. The city’s Department of Education was not thinking about where my toddler would go to school, even though I [&hellip
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Memorial is Ready

Written by Josh Rogers on . Posted in Breaking News

The 9/11 Memorial plaza looked just about ready to open last Thursday as Downtown community board members took in the oaks and the empty square reflecting pools built at the Twin Towers’ footprints. The memorial pools with water flowing down the sides will open on the 10th anniversary of the attacks, during a ceremony Sunday [&hellip
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