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Carson rhetoric on Muslims baseless

Carson rhetoric on Muslims baseless

By Haomiao Han, Contributing Writer

September 28, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Carson's fear of a Muslim president underscores Islamophobia in the American political system. Legally and politically, religion should not discount anyone from being president.

Students must fight partisanship by voting

Students must fight partisanship by voting

By Christina Coleburn, Opinion Editor

October 1, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Young Americans’ activism to promote civic engagement demonstrates that students can empower themselves through the political process.

Children of undocumented immigrants deserve pathway to citizenship

Children of undocumented immigrants deserve pathway to citizenship

February 12, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

A seemingly benign question baffles about 1.7 million young people who, as children, were brought to the United States by their parents without legal permission — what does it mean to be American? These individuals have grown up in America, identify as Americans and consider America to be their only home. Yet, they are defined as illegals under current immigration policies and barred from employment, military enrollment and...

Tea Party film shows frightful side of government

Tea Party film shows frightful side of government

October 31, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Yesterday, the Tea Party became the first political caucus to produce, write and direct their own feature length film. One faction within one house within one branch of government took it upon themselves to release “Obamascare: The Wave of Socialist Terror that Will Destroy America.” They have pr...

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...

Christie must shift social issue position for 2016 bid

Christie must shift social issue position for 2016 bid

October 22, 2013


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

On Oct. 21, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie rightly dropped his legal challenge to the State Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage, solidifying New Jersey’s status as the 14th state to legalize gay marriage. Christie, who is shaping up to be a 2016 presidential candidate, has the potential to...

Tea Party faction hurts GOP constituency

Tea Party faction hurts GOP constituency

By Christina Coleburn, Contributing Columnist

October 21, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Although many have vocalized their dissatisfaction with the recent government shutdown, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham best captured the collective sentiment — “This has been a really bad two weeks for the Republican Party.” After furloughing 800,000 workers and costing the American economy $24 billion, pitiless gambles made in the pursuit to defund the Affordable Care Act, Republicans have nothing to show for it except falling favo...

Though Congress averts default, dangerous precedent set

Though Congress averts default, dangerous precedent set

October 17, 2013


Filed under Editor's Picks, Opinion

On Oct. 16, Congress passed a plan that would end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling. After almost three weeks of unproductive attempts to get President Barack Obama to compromise key aspects of the healthcare law, House majority speaker John Boehner backed away from his party’s ob...

Tea Party actions have crippled basic government functions

Tea Party actions have crippled basic government functions

October 1, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

In a news conference late yesterday evening, President Barack Obama reprimanded the Tea Party faction of the Republican Party. Obama rightly declared that “one faction of one party in one house of Congress in one branch of government doesn’t get to shut down the entire government.” Despite the...