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Restrictions on Plan B based on politics, not health

Restrictions on Plan B based on politics, not health

April 7, 2013
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Two years ago, in the midst of controversy over the provision of the Affordable Care Act that mandates free contraception for women through their health insurance, the Obama administration made a very conservative move in the opposite direction. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius... Read more »

Personhood bill restricts women’s rights

Personhood bill restricts women’s rights

March 25, 2013
Filed under OPINION

One of the more extreme and dangerous ideas spawned by the anti-women’s rights movement is “personhood” — the idea that life begins at the moment of conception. This means that all abortions are actually murders. The conservatives who think that this issue is far more important than working on... Read more »

Students should care about no-confidence vote

Students should care about no-confidence vote

March 12, 2013
Filed under OPINION

This week marks the first vote of no confidence ever undertaken against an NYU President. However, many are dismissing the vote’s significance simply because it carries no explicit consequences. But there will certainly be consequences of some sort, and as students it is our responsibility to be aware... Read more »

Lawmakers use money to distract from gun ownership issues

Lawmakers use money to distract from gun ownership issues

March 4, 2013
Filed under OPINION

As the debate over gun control rages on in the wake of last year’s horrific mass shootings, New York lawmakers have proposed what they see as a compromise. A new bill in the State Assembly would make a $1 million insurance policy mandatory for gun owners. Many other states are considering similar legislation. The... Read more »

Violence Against Women Act wrongly rejected by Congress

Violence Against Women Act wrongly rejected by Congress

February 25, 2013
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  The last two Congresses — the 111th and 112th — made history with near record lows of number of bills passed during their respective tenures. While their ineffectiveness is wasteful and harmful to the country, our representatives had good reason to disagree so strongly on many of the bills... Read more »

Iran presents contradictory nuclear stance

Iran presents contradictory nuclear stance

February 19, 2013
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Last week, Iran surprised the world with its reaction to North Korea’s third nuclear test. The Islamic Republic declared that all nuclear weapons in the world should be destroyed, a shocking statement in the eyes of those in the West who believe Iran is attempting to build up its own nuclear arsenal. Whether... Read more »

United States must provide information on drone program

United States must provide information on drone program

February 11, 2013
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There is finally good news concerning the debate over drones. The Obama administration would probably point to what they see as military successes as proof of the effectiveness of drones... However, I think the deaths of civilians and the ominous reliance on machines outweighs those victories. But now... Read more »

Ban against gay Boy Scouts should be lifted

February 6, 2013
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The Boy Scouts of America, a group that is meant to educate and empower young men through team-building and outdoor education activities, has been mired in scandal for the last few years because of its ban on gay members and troop leaders. Over the years, gay fathers have been forced to stop participating... Read more »

Stop the hate on NYU Secrets

Stop the hate on NYU Secrets

January 2, 2013
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In recent weeks, the NYU Secrets Facebook page has attracted confessions from NYU students that range from the shocking (sex in NYU buildings)  to the depressing  (I have no friends) to the mundane (I wish I had better grades). Secrets are identified by a number; those who send in secrets remain completely... Read more »

Excessive decorations lose sight of holiday season’s true meaning

Excessive decorations lose sight of holiday season’s true meaning

December 27, 2012
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Live Blog Every December, millions of Americans demonstrate their devotion to the holiday season by adorning their front lawns with Christmas lights and decorations. These range from strings of white lights to blow-up Christmas characters and lightviagra 50mgs that cover entire houses. Yesterday, I walked b... Read more »

Turn online support into real social change

Turn online support into real social change

December 17, 2012
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In the wake of the horrific tragedy that took place in Newtown, Conn. on the morning of Friday, Dec. 14, Americans have taken to social media to argue about the best way to prevent similar tragedies in the future. The overwhelming opinion seems to beviagra canada that rather than focusing on the highly contenti... Read more »

Charity tax deduction should not be victim of fiscal tightening

Charity tax deduction should not be victim of fiscal tightening

December 10, 2012
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nt Obama and Congress are finally looking for creative ways to increase revenue for the government without crippling taxpayers. One innovative solution has come to light: eliminating or drastically reducing the federal charitable tax deduction. The gonline viagraain in revenue here would be substantial, but it... Read more »

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