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Matter of Opinion archive for Feb. 22, 2008

FRIDAY, FEB. 22, 2008

Was Obama really a druggie?

The New York Times had this article two weeks ago in which reporters tried to square Barack Obama's accounts of college-age drug use in his memoirs with those who knew him at the time.Verdict: He may not have been the partier he portrayed himself to...

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The Global Cooling Consensus

Some skeptics of global warming point to the 1970s and say the consensus then was that the world was cooling. So why believe these scientists who can't make up their minds?Problem is, there was no consensus back then, according to a review of peer-reviewed articles....

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Ducks must fend for themselves

As a University of Oregon alumnus, I feel special sympathy for the Manito Pond ducks who have lost their meal ticket, in the form of volunteer dispensers of now-banned bread bits. It's like removing the popcorn bowls at Maxie's. Alas, better to get refocused by...

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