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Democracy ripping itself apart

The worst thing about American politics is the fact that most people fail to see past their own personal interests.
This many seem like a blanket statement.
That’s because it is. Republicans, Democrats, Green party members and


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Governing for the greater good is not socialism

Every time our government attempts to do something that will actually benefit our citizens, a vast outcry of “socialism” arises from the right. The government they decry is simply an institution for and by the people, made up of elected officials, and put in place for the purpose of organizing our pooled resources to benefit the greater good.
That being said, our pooled resources, meaning our taxes, are meant to be spent on things that serve our citizens.
For example, we spend billions of our tax dollars on


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NCC shows classical movie 'Cool Hand Luke'

Do any film fans remember this quote? “John-boy, lemme tell you something. You know, them chains ain’t medals. You get ’em for making mistakes. And you make a bad enough mistake, and then you gotta deal with the Man. And he is one rough old boy.” How about this quote? “My Lord, whatever I done, don’t strike me blind for another couple of minutes.”
Here’s a movie some of you have seen and those who haven’t yet watched it need to see. The late Paul Newman was the leading actor of a 38 year-old film, “Cool Hand Luke,” written by Donn Pearce and Frank R. Pierson and directed by Stuart Rosenberg.


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SWA successful in green effort

The Student World Assembly (SWA) met with the manager of the West Campus cafeteria on Oct. 28 for a follow up meeting after their successful push to replace polystyrene cups with papers ones.
The SWA was joined at the follow up meeting by Director of Student Activities Michelle Brinck, the Norwalk Community College Committee for Active and Responsible Environmental Sustainability President Lois Aime, SWA faculty advisor Robert Emigh and Student Government President Evan Christiano.
The purpose of the meeting –