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American dietary guidelines must be updated

American dietary guidelines must be updated

By Omar Etman, Adam Fazlibegu, and Tess Woosley

September 22, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Government-run health organizations should take on recent dietary studies in order to improve nutritional recommendations.

Adam’s Angle: Apple must innovate to maintain technology lead

Adam’s Angle: Apple must innovate to maintain technology lead

May 1, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

  In the markets of countries like the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia and China, most people who will ever own a smartphone already have one. This market saturation means that phone producers will have to either start innovating or competing on price to attract users from the competi...

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


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

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...

Adam’s Angle: Herbalife for gamblers, not investors

Adam’s Angle: Herbalife for gamblers, not investors

April 17, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Herbalife, a seemingly innocent international nutrition firm, has seen its stock price fluctuate since hedge fund manager William Ackman accused the company of being a pyramid scheme in late 2012. But instead of being shut down by the government, Herbalife continued operations uninterrupted. Worse, recent backing by ...

Adam’s Angle: Diverse acquisitions good business for tech companies

Adam’s Angle: Diverse acquisitions good business for tech companies

April 10, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Facebook’s recent $2-billion acquisition of virtual reality company Oculus Rift has left investors scratching their heads, and not for the first time this year. Few were initially sure why Facebook was willing to pay so much for virtual reality or if WhatsApp was worth $19 billion. Regardless of its ration...

Mississippi must follow federal abortion laws when creating its own

Mississippi must follow federal abortion laws when creating its own

April 3, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

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 —...

Adam’s Angle: New Jersey should not restrict sale of Tesla vehicles

Adam’s Angle: New Jersey should not restrict sale of Tesla vehicles

April 3, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Tesla Motors has until April 15 to continue selling its cars through company-owned stores in New Jersey. After then, its stores will be used as galleries where shoppers can view Tesla’s Model S but cannot purchase one or even inquire about pricing. The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission just...

Adam’s Angle: Big data should supplement traditional data collection

Adam’s Angle: Big data should supplement traditional data collection

March 27, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

When it comes to data, big does not always mean better. Businesses, agencies and websites have become obsessed with the excessive collection of information in this age of big data, even though their efforts do not always yield functional results. A recent scientific article aptly used the term “big data h...

Egyptian military as destructive as Brotherhood regime it replaced

Egyptian military as destructive as Brotherhood regime it replaced

March 24, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

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...

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...

Adam’s Angle: Putin must heed international counsel or face economic disaster

Adam’s Angle: Putin must heed international counsel or face economic disaster

March 13, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

It is easy to accept the false notion that all is well under Putin’s leadership considering his domestic approval rating has improved since the Olympics and the Ukraine crisis. But the Russian economy has already seen the negative effects of Putin’s intervention in Ukraine — its stock marke...

De Blasio should focus on governing, not personal battles

De Blasio should focus on governing, not personal battles

March 6, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced last Thursday that he is seeking to prevent three charter schools from moving into public places free of charge, acting swiftly on the animosity he expressed for charter schooling during his campaign. Charter schools, which are publically funded but independe...

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