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Civil Rights Lawyers Examine Race, Inequality and Law

Civil Rights Lawyers Examine Race, Inequality and Law

By Jemima McEvoy and Sayer Devlin

February 28, 2017


Filed under News, University News

Tony Thompson moderated a discussion between former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, President of NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Sherillyn Iffil and NYU Law Professor Bryan Stevenson.

Obama’s Disposition Towards Cuba Proves the U.S. Has Come A Long Way

Obama’s Disposition Towards Cuba Proves the U.S. Has Come A Long Way

By Abraham Gross, Deputy Opinion Editor

February 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion

A publicized presidential visit conveys good intentions, but a U.S. company creating jobs shows a deeper commitment to the Cuban people.

Obama’s Executive Order on Gun Control Will Have Positive Impact

Obama’s Executive Order on Gun Control Will Have Positive Impact

By Anand Balaji, Staff Writer

January 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The significant expansion of background checks, increased mental health reporting and strengthening of law enforcement capabilities are all promising steps towards a safer United States.

Warrantless spying must be debated openly

Warrantless spying must be debated openly

By Tommy Collison, Staff Columnist

November 24, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Citizens need to decide whether privacy infringement is a cost worth paying in exchange for diminished civil liberties.

NSA program echoes same oversight questions

NSA program echoes same oversight questions

December 4, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Last week, yet another questionable National Security Administration surveillance program came to light through the extensive top-secret NSA files leaked by Edward Snowden earlier this year. This time, the government agency is targeting individuals’ online sexual activity and collecting information...

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...

Education reform starts with teaching standards

Education reform starts with teaching standards

October 23, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Despite numerous education reforms for public schooling, American students still rank below average in academic achievement compared to their peers in other developed nations. The policies so far have concentrated on creating support systems for struggling students, but there has not been enough emphasis...

Transparency needed on drone strike casualties

Transparency needed on drone strike casualties

October 23, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Two new reports officially released yesterday by human rights groups Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have raised grave concerns about U.S. drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan. Among the revelations were six drone attacks in Yemen, which resulted in the death of 82 people, including at least 57 civilian...

Obamacare website glitches do not reflect problems in the law

Obamacare website glitches do not reflect problems in the law

October 21, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

President Barack Obama’s health care website, healthcare.gov, has been plagued by serious technical glitches such as garbled text, error messages and page-loading delays since it launched three weeks ago. The problems have yet to be fixed. Meanwhile, millions of insurance seekers have not been able t...

Diplomacy in Syria is based off national interest, not humanitarian

Diplomacy in Syria is based off national interest, not humanitarian

September 24, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

The diplomatic chess game between Russia and the United States over intervention in Syria has put into question the role and force of international law and practice. The situation reveals the anarchic state of international relations, which is geared to competing powerful interests who disregard international...

Syria’s biggest threat not being talked about

Syria’s biggest threat not being talked about

September 11, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Syria is in crisis. The lives of millions of innocent civilians, the stability of its neighbors and American national security are all at stake — but it has nothing to do with President Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons. Assad’s slaughter of over 1,400 civilians, 426 of which were childr...

9/11 brings selective memory with regards to security

9/11 brings selective memory with regards to security

September 11, 2013


Filed under Editor's Picks, Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

On this day, we remember 9/11 and the nearly 3,000 lives lost. But on this day, we also choose to forget. We forget the horrific way the American government responded, the wars and the spying and the lies. The phrase “never forget” is heard frequently, particularly on this date, and doing so is...

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