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Right to Disconnect Bill Needs Reworking

Right to Disconnect Bill Needs Reworking

By Tyler Crews, Opinion Editor

March 29, 2018


Filed under City, Opinion, Politics, Technology

I would love to see a separation between work and home life; however Councilman Rafael L. Espinal Jr.'s bill, if passed, has potential to be ineffective due to its ambiguity.

The Unintended Costs of Obama’s Presidential Power Expansion

The Unintended Costs of Obama’s Presidential Power Expansion

By Mack DeGeurin, Contributing Writer

January 31, 2017


Filed under Opinion

While Obama’s decision to rely on executive orders during a gridlocked Congress may have led to successful policy measures, his actions have in effect paved the way and set the precedent for a vast and dangerous overreach of executive power by President Trump.

The Brock Turner Law Won’t Catch Privileged Rapists

The Brock Turner Law Won’t Catch Privileged Rapists

By Emily Fong, Opinion Editor

September 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

The fallout from mandatory minimum laws hardly fits the profile of Brock Turner’s life: white, educated and wealthy.

In Fight for Legal Marijuana, Haste Makes Corporate Waste

In Fight for Legal Marijuana, Haste Makes Corporate Waste

By Mack DeGuerin, Contributing Writer

March 29, 2016


Filed under Opinion

While many marijuana advocates may push for rapid legalization across the country, this impatience may degrade what could be an economic and social re-awakening in the United States into yet another industry dominated by corporate interest and greed.

In support of Airbnb

In support of Airbnb

By Akshay Prabhushankar, Staff Writer

December 9, 2015


Filed under Opinion

As Airbnb follows through on its promise to “build an open and transparent community,” officials should do their part to support the users along with the city’s residents.

Need for gun-control bill more apparent after national tragedies

Need for gun-control bill more apparent after national tragedies

April 22, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Amid the terror and tragedy that unfolded last week was a travesty committed by our nation’s elected representatives that went relatively unnoticed. The gun reform bill, long awaited by many Americans, was brought to the congressional floor. Yet, in a series of failed amendments to the legislation...

Politicians should avoid misguiding rhetoric

Politicians should avoid misguiding rhetoric

March 26, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Politics today, even in the most developed countries, is undoubtedly difficult. This is easily seen here in the United States given the current budget battle and sequestration holding the US economy hostage — the latter an ironic byproduct and continuation of a prior budget stalemate. Opposite sides...

Personhood bill restricts women’s rights

Personhood bill restricts women’s rights

March 25, 2013


Filed under Opinion

One of the more extreme and dangerous ideas spawned by the anti-women’s rights movement is “personhood” — the idea that life begins at the moment of conception. This means that all abortions are actually murders. The conservatives who think that this issue is far more important than working on...

Paranoia in Congress prevents sensible gun laws

Paranoia in Congress prevents sensible gun laws

March 10, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Congress is currently deciding on legislation that would require background checks for private gun sales. This law seems like an obvious step in the battle against gun violence, yet many Republicans in Congress oppose it. They plan to reject the bill if it contains any requirement for recording these...

Lawmakers use money to distract from gun ownership issues

Lawmakers use money to distract from gun ownership issues

March 4, 2013


Filed under Opinion

As the debate over gun control rages on in the wake of last year’s horrific mass shootings, New York lawmakers have proposed what they see as a compromise. A new bill in the State Assembly would make a $1 million insurance policy mandatory for gun owners. Many other states are considering similar legislation. The...