Check into Hotel Rwanda

Movie Review Paul Rusesabagina was the manager of a luxury hotel when Hutu nationalists began murdering their Tutsi countrymen during the Rwandan civil war 10 years ago.

Groups warn: Dont buy violent video games for kids

NEW YORK — About 70 percent of kids today live in a home with at least one video game player and 33 percent have one in their bedrooms. It’s a billion-dollar industry — $7 billion in 2003 — and even the most violent are marketed to kids as young as 7 or 8, according to five leading parent, church and women’s groups.

Q & A Ask the Communists

Q: As you know, the Soviet Union existed for 70 years and its economy could not support itself. What makes you think that socialism in the U.S. is going to work better than it did in the Soviet Union?

Health care: beyond markets

Opinion As the United States moves into the 21st century, nowhere are the long-term adverse consequences of its political choices during the previous century more in evidence than in health care.

Who wants to cut Social Security benefits?

Opinion Sometimes the news makes me laugh out loud. Here’s a good one: “On Social Security,” reported The New York Times last week, “45 percent said a proposal to permit people to invest their Social Security withholding money in private accounts was a bad idea; 49 percent said it was a good idea.”

Hands off the NAACP

Opinion I think that it is fair to say that most of us were taken aback by the audacity of the action. A few short weeks prior to the November presidential election, it was announced that the Internal Revenue Service was investigating the NAACP to see whether they had violated their tax exempt/tax deductible status (their 501(c)(3) designation).

UN report shows effects of poverty, war on children

UNICEF’s annual State of the World’s Children report presents a grim picture for the holiday season. The United Nation Children’s Fund reports that more than half of all children face deprivation as a result of poverty, war and the HIV/AIDS crisis.

Nursing home closing bad for residents, workers

Workers’ Correspondence After 35 years of service in the New Haven, Conn., community, Atrium Plaza, otherwise known as Winthrop Health Care, one of the city’s largest nursing homes with a population of 240 beds and 285 employees, has closed its doors to the public.

Who will pay for the falling dollar?

The declining dollar is featured on business and editorial pages from The New York Times to local newspapers, and it has even made it onto television’s “The Daily Show.”

Mary, Joseph and the shepherds

On Dec. 16, Mary and Joseph, looking for shelter and hospitality before the birth of Jesus, will visit the offices of Sens. Michael DeWine and George Voinovich and Reps. Marcy Kaptur and Paul Gillmor in Toledo, Ohio, to ask for just U.S. immigration policies for recent immigrants.

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