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Some kinds of dogs shouldn’t be allowed as pets

XL bully dogs are symbols of fear and aggression, and their muscular body and fierce countenance reflects this, as does their very name. They are especially popular with criminal gangs. There is value in getting rid of the symbol altogether.

Why veterans should accept the 3M earplug settlement

As a Marine F-4 pilot in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War, I quickly learned that when you’ve won, it’s smart to declare victory and move on. That’s what veterans in the 3M case should do, and accept this historic settlement.

Foreign students love freedom in US university system

Once again this fall, about 1 million international students — and it would be more, if we let them in — have flocked to American colleges and universities. Indeed, it seems that what the world still most wants from us, besides our pop stars, fast food and weapons, is a place on a U.S. campus.

Rolling back this one long-standing policy will endanger veterans’ eyesight

A national standard that puts a laser or scalpel in the hands of a provider who doesn’t have the medical education or surgical training to be a surgeon would put our nation’s veterans at considerable risk for vision loss. We won’t let those who fought for our country be subjected to a lower standard of care at the VA.

GOP now wants to probe just certain tax-exempt groups

There’s more that the Internal Revenue Service should do to ensure that tax-exempt organizations are following the laws. But Republicans have refused to give the IRS the resources it needs. They also seem eager to investigate only progressive groups when the biggest abuses are coming from their own camp.

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