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Purely political tax cuts

Jack Ingram After a discussion with a (Republican) friend of mine, about “whether Republicans care about the American economy more so than Democrats” (although I should remind you, I’m not a Dem, just a devil’s advocate), I received an e-mail, enclosed with the New York Times article “Senate Votes to Extend Investor Tax Cuts,” allegedly […]

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God hates 'fags'

Jack Ingram Or so the Bible says … at least, according to the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) of Topeka, Kan. During a long drive to L.A. this weekend, I thought of something that Louis Brandeis once said: “Sunlight is the best disinfectant.” What Brandeis meant was that if you want to expose something for what […]

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Politics have no relation to morals?

To all the readers of this column: Over the past couple of months, I have been affected by a condition that has threatened my health and has influenced all of my previous columns. Some so-called “medical doctor” who was allegedly authorized by California “law” issued me a prescription in order to alleviate the nausea of […]

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When the "Right Way" is wrong

Jack Ingram Last week, while on my way back from my bi-weekly Bible burning with my fellow pagan-communist-sodomite brethren, I happened to stumble upon my counterpart’s column, titled “Good vs. Evil, Republicans vs. Democrats, religion vs. secularism.” And I, perhaps like many of you, walked away wondering not only what the point of Mr. Eller’s […]

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No martyrdom for Moussaoui

Jack Ingram With the sentencing phase of Zarcarias Moussaoui underway in Arlington Virginia, the jury will determine what punishment befits him – the terrorist allegedly involved in the Sept. 11 attacks. In doing so, the jury will send a message to the world, a message not only about how America treats convicted terrorists, but how […]

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Immigrants might be "illegal," shouldn't be scapegoats

Jack Ingram I read an interesting article in the Mustang Daily last Wednesday about the Cal Poly “Factbook.” According to the article, ethnic and racial diversity is being augmented at Cal Poly. Unfortunately, as was illustrated in Thursday’s letters-to-the-editor section, acceptance of those who are racially and ethnically different isn’t so widespread. Some students feel […]

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We live in an immigration nation

Jack Ingram Monday, April 3, 2006 – The topic of illegal immigration is unequivocally the most difficult issue that I have ever tried to tackle in this column. Frankly, I’m just not sure. Like most Americans, I value our system of laws, flawed as it may be. And like many Americans, I am a descendant […]

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Try reading between the lines for a change

Jack Ingram In December, I read a Washington Post article, the content of which has been fresh on my mind since. The article highlighted a recent study which claimed that “only 41 percent of college students could be classified as ‘proficient’ in prose – reading and understanding information in short texts – down 10 percentage […]

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Abortion will not pull a disappearing act

Jack Ingram It’s time for the tree-hugging, commie liberals to quit whining about conservatives. Conservatives aren’t that bad – comparatively. Be thankful conservatives aren’t like fascists. Can you imagine an ideology opposed to liberal democracy, comprised predominantly of big business, farmers and landowners, which promotes fear of liberals and environmentalists, and espouses a doctrine curtailing […]

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Dread and disappointment on V-Day

February 14, 2006 – Ah Valentine’s Day. A day of carefree romance. A day when couples and lovers everywhere can hold hands with their partner and exchange gifts of flowers, candy or a simple card in honor of their love and commitment to each other. Images of heart-shaped boxes filled with chocolate, memories of young […]