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Universities fail student athletes

Universities fail student athletes

April 9, 2014
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Although Monday may have marked the end of this year’s March Madness, the debate surrounding the toxic relationship between universities and student athletes has likely just begun. In the past few months, several controversies have come to light, including declining academic standards, potential uni... Read more »

Obama must act on immigration reform

Obama must act on immigration reform

April 8, 2014
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In the State of the Union address in January, President Barack Obama reiterated his commitment to passing immigration reform that would finally provide protection and a path to citizenship for the estimated 11.7 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States. According to reports by The New York Times,... Read more »

Mozilla CEO should have anticipated backlash

Mozilla CEO should have anticipated backlash

April 7, 2014
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Brendan Eich stepped down from his post as CEO of Mozilla on Thursday after only two weeks on the job, in response to public outcry about his opposition to gay marriage. Some company employees called for his resignation and dating site OkCupid issued a denunciation of the CEO, going so far as to encourage... Read more »

Mississippi must follow federal abortion laws when creating its own

Mississippi must follow federal abortion laws when creating its own

April 3, 2014
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The Mississippi State Legislature passed a ban on abortions after 20 weeks on April 1. The bill was approved with strong support, and Gov. Phil Bryant is expected to sign it into law soon. “This measure represents a great effort to protect the unborn in Mississippi,” Bryant said. He is right —... Read more »

Success of Obamacare contingent on youth

Success of Obamacare contingent on youth

April 2, 2014
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The White House announced yesterday that over 7 million people had enrolled in insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act. This achievement marks a symbolic victory for the Obama administration, which struggled to meet the self-imposed goal after the turbulent October launch. Throughout the six-month... Read more »

Rep. Ryan comes to rescue of Americans

Rep. Ryan comes to rescue of Americans

April 1, 2014
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Republican Rep. Paul Ryan released his U.S. budget plan on Monday, and it seems to be more of the same coming from the former vice presidential candidate. While the House Budget Committee, which Ryan chairs, will vote on the proposal on Wednesday, it is unlikely that his reforms would make it past the... Read more »

Public school system needs reform, not superfluous money

Public school system needs reform, not superfluous money

March 31, 2014
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a state budget deal which will provide $300 million in funding for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s prekindergarten program in New York City. Public schools are in need of reform. While the influx of state money shows commitment to reform, it does not address the root of the... Read more »

Workplace safety must evolve to protect labor

Workplace safety must evolve to protect labor

March 26, 2014
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The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire occurred 103 years ago, and the event continues to serve as a reminder of the need for workplace safety laws. One of the deadliest industrial disasters in New York City history, the incident took the lives of 146 garment workers who perished because of blocked fire escape... Read more »

Egyptian military as destructive as Brotherhood regime it replaced

Egyptian military as destructive as Brotherhood regime it replaced

March 24, 2014
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Five-hundred and twenty-nine supporters of the overthrown Muslim Brotherhood regime were sentenced to death in Egypt on Monday for the murder of a policeman, and for attacks on people and property. The trial lasted only two days, and the court’s decision seems to reflect the wide-scale crackdown on... Read more »

Brooklyn bus shooter should be tried as a juvenile

Brooklyn bus shooter should be tried as a juvenile

March 24, 2014
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On the B15 bus near Lafayette Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Kathon Anderson — a 14-year-old boy — allegedly shot and killed an innocent bystander in what is thought to be gang-related violence. The victim’s name was Angel Rojas, a 39-year-old father from East Flatbush. The Brooklyn District A... Read more »

Wall Street’s excess frustrates income inequality efforts

Wall Street’s excess frustrates income inequality efforts

March 13, 2014
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As President Barack Obama’s motorcade sped down Broadway to visit a Gap store in Midtown to congratulate the firm’s decision to raise the minimum wage on Tuesday, business employees only a few miles downtown on Wall Street were clearly not paying attention. Despite Obama’s best efforts to improve... Read more »

Social media critical to policy implementation

Social media critical to policy implementation

March 12, 2014
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President Barack Obama made an appearance yesterday on “Between Two Ferns,” a satirical web series hosted by actor Zach Galifianakis on the website Funny or Die. On the show, Obama promoted the controversial Affordable Care Act. After the disastrous rollout of healthcare.gov and millions of cancelled... Read more »

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