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EDITORIAL: A consensus is clear: global warming is serious and we should take note

By M.J. Editorial Board

This past Friday in Paris, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - an international group comprised of hundreds of experts from all over the world - presented their fourth "assessment report," a 21-page document in which they declared that global warming is in fact occurring and that it is "very likely" that humans are to blame.

COLUMN: Students: be proud of the part-time jobs you've held

By Jessica Carreras

On Sunday, during Super Bowl XLI, a commercial aired that had fast food workers around the country reeling. It featured Kevin (K-Fed) Federline, Britney Spears' undeniably trailer trash ex-husband, day dreaming about being a rap superstar. His dreams were broken, however, by his fast food supervisor yelling at him to make more french fries.

COLUMN: Misplaced monetary priorities expose a nation of hypocrites

By Rebecca Mahfouz

The Pentagon is many things, but underfunded is not one of them. The Department of Defense this week sent Congress a request for more than $622 billion for operations in 2008, an amount that the Pentagon says will still fall about $30 billion short of funding all its programs.

COLUMN: A year since Super Bowl XL, little has changed

By Adnan Ahmad

A year ago, I made a post on my blog about Super Bowl XL and how it can make a significant impact upon the city of Detroit - how one single event can help bring back a struggling city to live up to the potential it has to be amazing. It certainly looked amazing for the week it was there.

COLUMN: It's never too late to consider going back to higher education

By Sylvia McClain

A girlfriend of mine just celebrated her 54th birthday. She has just realized that her lifelong dream of doing interior decorating and slowly building a business is her true calling. My friend has come to accept that she must get some type of degree or certification in the industry, but is not sure about going back to school.

COLUMN: Why can't we all just get along in America?

By Craig Hutchinson

Last week, I found myself ruminating about what appears to be a major contradiction in our society. How many times have you heard that the people of the United States are the most generous and charitable in the world? I decided to do a little research and find out just how giving we are as a country.

COLUMN: There's nothing wrong with preferring old-school music

By Leah Johnson

I think one of the funniest things to see while driving is the person who's in the car next to you singing along with the radio. Some people are clueless that it's second nature for other drivers to look into the car next to them when they're stopped at a traffic light.

COLUMN: Molly Ivins leaves behind a legacy of truth-biased writing

By Rob Switzer

I am going to begin my column this week by agreeing with a quote by President George W. Bush: "I respected her convictions, her passionate belief in the power of words and her ability to turn a phrase." He was talking about Molly Ivins, a columnist who years ago humorously nicknamed him "Shrub.

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