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 By LAURA FINLEY    Opinion

Using the epithet "Libtard" is offensive

Having spent some time perusing social media in the last few weeks, I am appalled at the words some will haphazardly sling at those with whom they disagree. There are many racist, sexist and homophobic terms that should simple be... — Updated 6/25/2020

 By LAURA FINLEY    Opinion

Being too much is sometimes just what is needed

Some people are just too much, as the story goes. Or too “extra,” in the parlance of today’s youth. That is, they are more than the status quo can take. They challenge the norms, they are unapologetic, and instead of... — Updated 7/21/2017

 By Laura Finley    Opinion

Changing the conversation about the 'woman card'

The “woman card.” It’s so much nonsense. Donald Trump is merely the latest to accuse a woman of playing identity politics because she, well, actually discussed the fact that the U.S. still has much to improve in terms of... — Updated 5/5/2016


Society doesn't value backing words with associated actions

Authenticity “And what sort of lives do these people, who pose as being moral, lead themselves? My dear fellow, you forget that we are in the native land of the hypocrite.”  Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray... — Updated 12/12/2013


Gun control debate misses the point for school safety

As professors of sociology and criminology, we would like to say we are pleased that conversations about how to make schools safer are occurring across the nation. Prompted by the tragic shooting of 26 people, including 20... — Updated 1/24/2013


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