. . . to Move Forward
“Today we continue a never-ending journey to bridge the meaning of [our founding] words with the realities of our time. For history tells us that while these truths may be self-evident, they’ve never been self-executing; that while freedom is a gift from God, it must be secured by His people here on Earth. The patriots of 1776 did not fight to replace the tyranny of a king with the privileges of a few or the rule of a mob. They gave to us a republic, a government of, and by, and for the people, entrusting each generation to keep safe our founding creed.
“And for more than two hundred years, we have.
“Through blood drawn by lash and blood drawn by sword, we learned that no union founded on the principles of liberty and equality could survive half-slave and half-free. We made ourselves anew, and vowed to move forward together.”
—President Barack Obama, in his second inaugural address, Jan. 21, 2013 (Thanks to James Fallows)“He puts a positive spin on everything. Anything is possible.” —Quote from the inauguration crowd, National Public Radio, Jan. 21, 2013
• Editorial Comment: Even Mitch McConnell says it's a new beginning. So let us begin again.
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News from USU’s award-winning student news site, The Hard News Café
• Sundance 2013: Radcliffe excels in daring, poetic ‘Kill Your Darlings,’ by Katie Swain
• Sundance 2013: Kenny Loggins back ‘Home’ again with new band, by Dani Hayes
• Slamdance 2013 Q&A: ‘Rebel’ DJ LeCash as quirky as his film, by Katie Swain
• Sundance crowd panics at film premier when fire extinguisher explodes, by Katie Swain
• Sundance 2013: ‘Crystal Fairy’ is a trip . . . literally, by Ben Hansen
• Advocate-journalists: How suffering in India changed our worldviews, by Dani Hayes
• USU Eastern science prof headed to be Legislature’s ‘father figure,’ by Nathan Manley
• USU Eastern closes residence hall as enrollment woes continue, by Seth Richards
• From teen radio reporter to early-bird UPR host, alum has plenty to say, by Stacey Worster
• National Geographic photojournalist talks about women in photojournalism, by Brian Champagne & Chris Garff, ATV News
• Broadcast news alum now reporting on the world from Vietnam, by Stacey Worster
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