on February 27, 2015 at 1:04 PM / in National

OPINION: The Problem With Obama’s Strategy – Why good intentions aren’t enough

By Bailey Palmer Unveiled in early February, President Barack Obama’s 2015 national defense strategy has garnered more criticisms for the already-criticized president. Advocating for “strategic patience,” the strategy presented a variation on the Obama administration’s theme of restraint and caution in international affairs. “America leads from a position of strength. But, this does not mean we can or should attempt […]

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on February 24, 2015 at 2:41 PM / in National

Liberal Torture?

By Bobby Wetherington Ever since the Senate Intelligence Committee released its report on the use of Enhanced Interrogation Techniques, many arguments have been put forth supporting torture. One of the most convincing arguments was that citizens of a liberal democracy could make torture legal. The argument goes like this: if the issue of torturing enemy combatants was put to a free […]

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on February 19, 2015 at 6:51 PM / in National

Reforming Obamacare: You’re Doing it Wrong!

By Austin McCandlish Newly elected and passionately kicking off the 114th session of Congress, House Republicans immediately got to work this January doing what they have been doing for the past six years: attacking the Affordable Care Act. But instead of starting off the session with a grandiose vote to repeal Obamacare entirely, something that they have since done, Republicans […]

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on February 11, 2015 at 7:18 PM / in National

BREAKING NEWS: Vaccinate Your Child

By Aashka Dave  We’ve heard it all before: “Vaccinating my child will cause autism.” “…but there’s mercury in vaccines.” “It’s against my beliefs—whatever should happen will happen.” So instead of taking your child to the doctor for their MMR vaccine (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella), you take them to Disneyland instead. And they get sick. With the measles. Oops. Science aside, […]

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on February 4, 2015 at 5:00 PM / in National

Look to the elderly for a glimpse of your future techno-socialist utopia

By Eli Watkins “There’s a special kind of nerd though, who thinks computers will overtake mankind in thirty years, changing humanity in ways incomprehensible to us now, ignoring the third of the world without electricity. So the singularity is the nerd way of saying, ‘In the future, being rich and white will be even more awesome.’ It’s flying car bullshit: surely the world will […]

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on January 29, 2015 at 6:04 PM / in National

From Brown to Rainbows: The Supreme Court’s Next Historic Case May Be Around the Corner

By Shaun Kleber Within the next five months, one of the most controversial social debates of the past several decades may finally have a resolution. On Friday, Jan. 16, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case regarding the constitutionality of same-sex marriage. While this is not the first time the Court has considered the issue, changes in both the […]

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on January 22, 2015 at 9:33 AM / in National, World

Drops of Oil

By Jack Keller The new year has brought new joy to filling up your car at the local gas station. On January 14th, Wall Street traded oil for $45.76 a barrel, which is a 55 percent slide since last July when the price per barrel was $100. The Energy Information Administration expects U.S. regular gasoline retail prices, which averaged $3.36 per […]

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on January 20, 2015 at 8:58 PM / in National

I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day: How Gift-Giving Strengthens Economies

By Garrett Masters  Christmas is a special time for buyers and sellers. As businesses reap their Christmas profits, they should recognize the source of all their profits. Offers of incredible savings and year-end deals are normally limited to holidays, special events, or closeouts, but these tactics could be utilized more often during other times of the year. In addition to […]

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on January 15, 2015 at 10:38 AM / in National

OPINION: Mitt, Take a Hike

By Rob Oldham I love Mitt Romney. And I’m not the only one. His stellar private business record, moderate conservative ideology, and that awkward, yet adorable, charm sold him to many Republicans across the country in 2012. What’s more, I think Mitt would have been a great President. He is smart and open to compromise. There are moderate members of both […]

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on January 11, 2015 at 3:43 PM / in National

Obama’s Clean Power Plan: Environmentalists’ Dream or Politics As Usual?

By Robert Galerstein On June 2, the EPA proposed its “Clean Power Plan,” adding carbon emissions to the list of air pollutants regulated under the Clean Air Act. On June 25, President Obama announced the implementation of the rules in a climate policy speech. The plan was described as “flexible,” using the same approach the EPA uses to regulate air […]

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