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Republican gamesmanship hurts struggling minimum wage workers

Republican gamesmanship hurts struggling minimum wage workers

May 1, 2014
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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 As is too common for Congress, biting partisanship superseded the responsibility to serve the American people.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 »

NYPD rhetoric on Muslim surveillance must be met by policy change

NYPD rhetoric on Muslim surveillance must be met by policy change

April 17, 2014
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The New York City Police Department dropped its surveillance program that placed undercover detectives in Muslim neighborhoods on April 15. Formerly called the Demographics Unit, the Zone Assessment Unit has been a secret weapon in the NYPD’s counterterrorism efforts since 2003. The program’s exi... 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 »

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 »

NYU negligent of winter weather impact

NYU negligent of winter weather impact

February 13, 2014
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The decision to keep NYU open during a potentially hazardous winter storm has caused controversy and represents a significant risk to both students and staff. The university administration has underestimated the obvious risks associated with traveling during a severe snowstorm. The decision is both negligent... Read more »

Genetic fitness concerns blind zoo’s ethics

Genetic fitness concerns blind zoo’s ethics

February 11, 2014
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The Copenhagen Zoo put down a healthy 2-year-old giraffe known as Marius, inciting outrage in Denmark and abroad, on Feb. 9. Notwithstanding an online petition to spare the giraffe’s life, which received more than 20,000 signatures, Marius was shot. Following an autopsy, his carcass was dismembere... Read more »

Geneva II talks fall short, prove ineffective

Geneva II talks fall short, prove ineffective

January 27, 2014
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Yesterday afternoon, the Syria peace talks in Geneva produced their first breakthrough. The UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi reported that both parties have agreed upon conditions under which women and children are allowed to leave the besieged city of Homs, Syria. Although this deal marks an important first... Read more »

Texas law discriminates against religious minorities

Texas law discriminates against religious minorities

December 10, 2013
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Just in time for the holidays, Texas is reminding public schools and their teachers that wishing someone a “Merry Christmas” is protected under state law. The bill, also known as the “Merry Christmas law,” was signed by Gov. Rick Perry in June. The bill also safeguards “winter celebrations”... Read more »

More casinos in New York present risky bet

More casinos in New York present risky bet

September 25, 2013
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New york Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s recent proposal to create seven casinos in New York state has been greeted with both praise and contention. Cuomo and the plan’s supporters pride the prospective investment in the gambling industry as an opportunity for job creation, with a portion of revenue aimed at fun... Read more »

U.S. intelligence should be kept on domestic front

U.S. intelligence should be kept on domestic front

September 12, 2013
Filed under OPINION

New allegations pertaining to the activity of the NSA have been published by The Guardian. The allegations cite a confidential “memorandum of understanding” between the United States and Israel, which indiscriminately shares raw intelligence with Israel. According to the language of the memorandum, ... Read more »

[PHOTOS] Rogue Wave at Music Hall of Williamsburg

[PHOTOS] Rogue Wave at Music Hall of Williamsburg

June 25, 2013
Filed under Multimedia Gallery

Rogue Wave is hitting the road for their first tour in three years! Click for more photos from their show with Caveman on June 21 at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

New York City drones program would infringe on individuals’ rights

New York City drones program would infringe on individuals’ rights

March 25, 2013
Filed under OPINION

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently suggested that the city might soon begin implementing a domestic drone program as an advanced measure of law enforcement. Drones would be a powerful addition to the already powerful NYPD, which is considered to be the seventh largest army in the world. B... Read more »

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