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FAFSA Reform an Improvement but Not a Fix

FAFSA Reform an Improvement but Not a Fix

WSN Editorial Board
September 22, 2016
Filed under OPINION

Starting the financial aid process earlier and accepting older tax returns offer planning benefits to high schoolers as they begin the application process, yet these small FAFSA reforms do little to ease the greatest burden of pursuing a college degree.

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Letter to the Editor: Pros of Going Meat-Free

Letter to the Editor: Pros of Going Meat-Free

Daniella Azoulay
April 19, 2016
Filed under OPINION, Uncategorized

The new government health guidelines failed to address one of the most prevalent source of greenhouse gas and health issues: meat.

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Four years on, US drone program morally indefensible

Four years on, US drone program morally indefensible

WSN Editorial Board
September 28, 2015
Filed under OPINION

Four years after Anwar al-Awlaki's death, the US drone program must change.

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Comedy most incisive when angry

Comedy most incisive when angry

Richard Shu, Deputy Copy Chief
April 29, 2015
Filed under OPINION

Obama's recent speeches are contradictory in their handling of serious issues.

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Inexpensive education reform still effective

Inexpensive education reform still effective

Kenny Kyunghoon Lee, Contributing Columnist
February 5, 2015
Filed under OPINION

Policymakers should focus on small-scale, low-cost education reforms that have been proven successful.

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Obama fails to comprehend Iraq instability

Obama fails to comprehend Iraq instability

Dan Moritz-Rabson, Contributing Columnist
September 16, 2014
Filed under OPINION, Opinion Columnists

It appears Obama is repeating his predecessor's mistakes in Iraq.

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Nation must know U.S. military actions

Nation must know  U.S. military actions

WSN Editorial Board
September 11, 2014
Filed under OPINION

President Obama's must continue to explain his military decisions to the public.

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Republican gamesmanship hurts struggling minimum wage workers

Republican gamesmanship hurts struggling minimum wage workers

May 1, 2014
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

The proposal to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 was blocked in the Senate yesterday. The 54-42 vote came in spite of much public support for the legislation. As is too common for Congress, biting partisanship superseded the responsibility to serve the American people. Attempts at compromise... Read more »

Omar’s Oration: Ginsburg should retire with Obama in office

Omar’s Oration: Ginsburg should retire with Obama in office

April 8, 2014
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

It has been a turbulent few months for the relationship between Democrats and the Supreme Court. The Roberts Court has consistently leaned right, continuing a trend of conservatism in the nation’s highest court that has endured for decades. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has a refreshingly progres... Read more »

Harry’s Take: Should the U.S. have a first lady?

Harry’s Take: Should the U.S. have a first lady?

March 30, 2014
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

First lady Michelle Obama made a notably successful and uncontroversial trip to China last week — only her third solo trip during her time in office. She has rarely made forays into foreign affairs — instead focusing on the nation’s eating habits, which is why this trip seemed such an unusual... Read more »

Wall Street’s excess frustrates income inequality efforts

Wall Street’s excess frustrates income inequality efforts

March 13, 2014
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

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 »

Infrastructure repair requires federal push

Infrastructure repair requires federal push

February 27, 2014
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

President Barack Obama proposed a major infrastructure plan in Saint Paul, Minn., yesterday, finally addressing the United States’s aging roads and bridges. The president’s proposal is a four-year, $302-billion initiative that will receive its revenue from closing tax loopholes, a measure both parties... Read more »

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