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How to have an opinion and change it too

How to have an opinion and change it too

Stuart Lombard May 4, 2021

Anyone can have an opinion on a matter, but no one is obliged to care. This is the axiom under which I operate when writing opinions. It might sound debilitating. But writing an opinion piece is about...

On the U.S. withdrawal from Syria

Stuart Lombard October 31, 2019

The term "endless wars" has been gaining in popularity. We are engaged in seemingly endless conflicts in the Middle East. We defeat Al Qaeda and ISIS rises.  We are making the same mistakes that were...

Augustana students and members of the Quad Cities community volunteer to package food for Syrian refugees at the Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf on Dec. 5.
Photo by Marlen Gomez.

Students send packaged meals to Syria

December 10, 2015

A conversation at Cool Beanz drew student volunteers from Augustana, among other Quad City community members, to package food supplies for Syrian refugees at the Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf...

Syrian Refugees stir fear

December 4, 2015

The terrorist attacks in Paris incited fear across the world and intensified the discussion over the handling of the crisis in Syria. Policy portrayals versus actual implemented policies show stark differences. News...

Intervention must stay off ground against ISIS

September 25, 2014

Within the last couple of months, atrocities have been committed by the terrorist group the Islamic State (IS), previously known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). This radical group is trying...

No easy solution for Syria

September 9, 2013

The current conflict in Syria has a complicated history. The bare bones of it comes down to the Syrian people wishing to have more freedoms and liberties while the current president, Bashar Al-Assad, is...

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