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Michael Gryboski

Michael Gryboski

Michael Gryboski was born, raised, and currently resides in Alexandria, making him one of the few people living in Northern Virginia who's actually from Northern Virginia. He recently graduated from George Mason University with a bachelor of arts in history and a minor in psychology. An aspiring writer, Michael wrote for GMU's student newspaper the Broadside , including his own website, www.cross-nation.com.

Articles By Michael Gryboski

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A New Meaning for Church-State Separation
May 17,2010

Its not hard for ideas to be corrupted. As time passes and new people arrive into the fold, they bring their own interpretations of the idea in question. For years if not decades disputes over the extent of church and state separation have exemplified this gradual deviation from the original concept of separation to the present notion espoused by some.

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McDonnell Stirs Up Virginia's Divisive Confederate History
Apr 12,2010

When he is not filling potholes or expanding efforts to create environment-friendly jobs, Governor Bob McDonnell (R) has stirred up controversy. His most recent news-grabbing action was to officially designate April as “Confederate History Month.” Says his proclamation,

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Mayor Pledges to Help Ailing High School
Apr 06,2010

In his “State of the City” address last Saturday, Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille expressed his commitment to helping TC Williams High School overcome its achievement problems. “I am committed to leading the effort to make our only public senior high school…the best. I will continue to work with my Council colleagues


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Misusing the B-Word
Apr 06,2010

According to many, we are in an epic fight for equality. In tune with the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, many in this day in age are fighting the b-word: bigotry. During the current session of the Virginia General Assembly, Delegate David Englin of Alexandria introduced a bill to combat discrimination in the Commonwealth. It failed in committee.

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MY VIEW/At George Mason, Obama's Three Years of Separation
Mar 22,2010

Last week President Barack Obama delivered a speech to the campus of George Mason University regarding his health care proposal. As the battle over the issue is entering what some believe to be its final volleys, President Obama came to the campus he first visited when still a Senator, just before he announced his bid

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MY VIEW/George Mason's Unintended Consequences
Mar 10,2010

Far too often in history societies support an initiative solely because the proponents use the right catchphrases. Using the correct symbols and buzzwords can effectively inhibit intellectual discourse and rational debate. This happens in all sorts of communities and cultures, even educated intelligent ones.


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MY VIEW/Alexandria's Tax and State Mentality
Mar 01,2010

Despite claiming descent from the 18th century classical liberalism professed by the Founding Fathers, Libertarianism has had a hard time gaining wide acceptance in American society. Considered a third party, the movement has experienced some rejuvenation via the Tea Party Movement

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Prophets of Doom Partially Vindicated
Feb 23,2010

In the culture wars the homosexual advocacy movement has been the debate framer. Social conservatives often are at the nonexistent mercy of a mass media all but blatantly rooting for the pro-gay side, with news and entertainment attacking every statement made by traditionalists



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