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Political dynasties will lead until voted out

Political dynasties will lead until voted out

By Johnpaul Baratta, Contributing Columnist

September 30, 2014


Filed under Opinion

It shouldn't be a surprise to voters that the presumed frontrunners of the 2016 president election are a Clinton and a Bush - they keep the family in.

Christina’s Case: Elizabeth Warren leads student loan reform effort

Christina’s Case: Elizabeth Warren leads student loan reform effort

By Christina Coleburn, Deputy Opinion Editor

April 28, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

The student loan bubble is beginning to burst, necessitating solutions to the $1.2 trillion crisis and 40 million indebted Americans. Nearly tripling between 2004 and 2012, research shows that student loan debt is the only form of consumer debt that has increased since the 2008 peak, with balances...

Columbine anniversary should inspire revisitation of gun laws

Columbine anniversary should inspire revisitation of gun laws

April 21, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

On April 20, 1999, the mass shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado shocked the nation and ignited a fierce debate about the Second Amendment that has raged in Congress and state legislatures ever since. Fifteen years after two armed students took 13 lives and then their own, this country continues...

E-cigarette commercials for children must stop

E-cigarette commercials for children must stop

April 15, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

A new study by the Democratic members of Congress has demonstrated what many in the public health community feared about e-cigarettes: companies are now actively marketing to children and teenagers. E-cigarette companies are heavily promoting the new devices to teen non-smokers by introducing fruit fla...

Fraternity encourages NYU to donate for Alzheimer’s research

Fraternity encourages NYU to donate for Alzheimer’s research

March 5, 2014


Filed under News

Tisch junior Cole Sosnoff is using his fraternity Phi Gamma Delta, also know as FIJI, to bring a worthy cause to NYU with the help of comedian Seth Rogen. Rogen spoke at Capitol Hill on Feb. 26 regarding the lack of Alzheimer’s research conducted by the government. Rogen has been a proponent of A...

Hagel makes responsible proposals for military

Hagel makes responsible proposals for military

February 25, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced his proposal to decrease defense spending and shrink the size of the U.S. military on Feb. 24 — a feat that will likely be met with resistance from large defense spending supporters in Congress. President Barack Obama is slated to submit the 2015 budget pl...

Stricter sanctions against Iran infringes on human rights

Stricter sanctions against Iran infringes on human rights

November 22, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

  Nuclear talks between Iran, the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany, known as the P5+1, resumed on Wednesday in Geneva, Switzerland. Secretary of State John Kerry has expressed confidence, stating that this is now “the best chance we’ve had in a decade” to reach an agreemen...

Senate Democrats should apply nuclear option in face of Republican obstructionism

Senate Democrats should apply nuclear option in face of Republican obstructionism

November 20, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

For the third time in the last month, Senate Republicans have filibustered a qualified judicial nominee from a seat in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Why? Because President Barack Obama appointed him. Judge Robert Wilkins, like previous nominees Patricia Millett...

Political diversity stems from state laws

Political diversity stems from state laws

November 7, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

On Monday, President Barack Obama submitted an article to The Huffington Post imploring Congress to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a measure that would protect members of the LGBTQ community from discrimination in the workplace. This past week, Senate Democrats have been rallying for Sen...

U.S. needs grassroots movement besides Tea Party

U.S. needs grassroots movement besides Tea Party

October 30, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Tea Party sympathizers have a right to be mad at the government. The gap between the rich and poor is increasing while social mobility is decreasing. We are falling behind other countries in education, our infrastructure is crumbling, and we could be doing a better job of taking care of the environm...

Hastert rule shows need for congressional reform

Hastert rule shows need for congressional reform

October 23, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

The recent political crisis in Congress that caused a government shutdown and almost a government default has a lot of people pointing fingers at Republicans. But blame should also be levied upon procedural rules in the House of Representatives that allowed these few dozen intransigent GOP lawmakers to hold the entire country hostage until their d...

NYU Reacts: Government Shutdown

NYU Reacts: Government Shutdown

October 10, 2013


Filed under Featured On Homepage, News

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