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Carson rhetoric on Muslims baseless

Carson rhetoric on Muslims baseless

Haomiao Han, Contributing Writer
September 28, 2015
Filed under OPINION

Carson's fear of a Muslim president underscores Islamophobia in the American political system. Legally and politically, religion should not discount anyone from being president.

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Experts debate rights of same-sex couples

Experts debate rights of same-sex couples

Michael Adams, Contributing Writer
March 11, 2015
Filed under NEWS

NYU Law hosted a debate on same sex marriage and the constitution.

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Going Global: Lack of full transparency in lethal injection drugs immoral

Going Global: Lack of full transparency in lethal injection drugs immoral

March 28, 2014
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

Lethal injection was introduced in 1977 and it has become the primary method used to carry out executions in 35 of the 36 states where the death penalty is still legal. Sodium thiopental became the go-to general anesthetic used in the drug cocktail administered to death row inmates until 2011, when... Read more »

Reform constitution provides hope for stability

Reform constitution provides hope for stability

January 29, 2014
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Egyptians, in desperation, cling to whichever leader makes the loudest promises, swinging like a broken pendulum that gets stuck at opposing extremes. Hosni Mubarak’s reign was marked by inaction, so the Egyptians fled to Mohamed Morsi and his claims of peaceful theocracy for comfort. Now, in ... Read more »

Boston bombing suspect deserved Miranda rights

Boston bombing suspect deserved Miranda rights

May 1, 2013
Filed under OPINION

Although the Boston terror suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has finally been read his Miranda rights, constitutional scholars are still debating whether it was appropriate. Must Dzhokhar, as a U.S. citizen, necessarily be Mirandized? One can argue that the Boston Marathon bombing was a rare case and a l... Read more »

Same-sex marriage raises civil liberties questions

Same-sex marriage raises civil liberties questions

April 2, 2013
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Issues related to the definition of marriage, as established and recognized by cultures and governments, will never end. As a social convention set up by humans whose knowledge and values evolve over time, it will always be prone to disagreement and controversy. Nature doesn’t care so long as some... Read more »

U.S. citizens’ constitutional freedom of speech is routinely undermined

U.S. citizens’ constitutional freedom of speech is routinely undermined

March 28, 2013
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Censorship in the United States takes on an entirely different tone than what is prevalent in China or Iran. Since the 15th century, when the use of the Gutenberg printing press allowed for greater circulation of the written word, overt censorship of material that a church or state power could consid... Read more »

Memo from Obama administration should raise questions about drones

Memo from Obama administration should raise questions about drones

February 6, 2013
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This past Monday, the Justice Department released a document that outlines the legal basis for the Obama administration’s notorious use of the extrajudicial drone program. Although this memo provides the most detailed reasoning for the administration’s secretive policy to date, the memo is not off... Read more »

U.S. government manipulates language, violates Constitution

U.S. government manipulates language, violates Constitution

November 19, 2012
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Oceania, the home of protagonist Winston Smith in George Orwell’s dystopian novel, “1984,” was a society characterized by three main components: endless warfare, constant surveillance and the manipulation of language. America, the home of most of you reading this, is a society whose government... Read more »

U.S. constitution needs amending

U.S. constitution needs amending

November 7, 2012
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Consider the following scenario: You’ve come down with a fever and a sore throat, so you go to your doctor. He examines you and then, without warning, he pulls out a box of leeches and comes towards you. Shocked, you ask for an explanation. He declares that this is the way it has been done for... Read more »

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