on November 20, 2014 at 2:20 AM / in National

Who Said Congress Should Set Wages?

By: Austin McCandlish   The GOP won big this past election. Beginning January of next year, Republicans will control both houses of Congress, leaving many Democrats clinging to hopes of a 2016 comeback. But Republicans were not the only ones cheering after the polls closed on Tuesday night. Four states, all of them red, just passed ballot measures to increase […]

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on November 20, 2014 at 1:50 AM / in Arts & Culture, National, World

The Good, the Bad, and the Shady

By: Garrett Masters What we see isn’t all that is there. The Internet is an ocean of endless information, and most people are unaware of the illegal, billion dollar enterprise that exists below the surface. The surface Web, which everyone routinely uses, contains a mere 0.03 percent of the information that is available on the World Wide Web. The other 99.97 […]

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on November 12, 2014 at 10:48 PM / in National

The Ripple Effect — Why the Affordable Care Act is the First Step to a Privatized Tomorrow

By: Connor Quirk  The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, was signed into law on March 23, 2010.  It represents the most significant regulatory overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965.  However, long-term effects of the shake-up are not self-contained within the healthcare industry.  If Obamacare ultimately proves […]

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on November 10, 2014 at 2:30 PM / in National

The “Right to Die” Revitalized

By: Andrew Peoples What would you do if you knew you were dying? More specifically, what if you knew that your death was going to be physically and emotionally painful, and that there was virtually no hope for recovery? It is a question that few care to consider. Most people hope that this is a question they will not face […]

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on November 3, 2014 at 10:30 PM / in National

Women Soldiers and PTSD: The Battle Beyond the Call of Duty

By: Samantha Cleare By the end of 2014, over 23,000 American troops will return home from Afghanistan. This struggle in Afghanistan, beginning with the deployment following Sept. 11, has taken the lives of 7,000 service members and has left thousands more with physical and mental wounds. While our troops may be coming home from the war, real life for many […]

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on October 30, 2014 at 2:42 PM / in Campaign '14, National

The GPR Midterm Senate Elections Guide

By: GPR Editorial Board Fall 2014 marks the onset of midterm elections, and the U.S. Senate is in for some major reshuffling. Here is the GPR guide to some elections that are worth watching: They’re contentious, they’re big, and they’ll have an impact on the Senate for the next six years. Georgia: Michelle Nunn (Democrat) The daughter of former Sen. Sam […]

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on October 29, 2014 at 3:19 PM / in National

The Alchemists of Today

By: Garrett Masters Alchemists turned lead into gold, Jesus turned water into wine, and modern-day chemists turn an illegal drug enterprise into a legal moneymaking venture. The ancient tradition of alchemy has been passed down through generations to gain a better understanding of the molecular world that makes up our physical realities. Today, chemistry is used to alter substances for […]

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on October 28, 2014 at 12:12 PM / in National

Words, Words, Words: Congress’ Dangerous Infatuation with Lengthy Legislation

By: Robert Oldham Think that your local congressman is a bit long winded in his campaign speeches? Try catching him at his day job where he and his colleagues are producing some of the longest and most complex legislation in U.S. history. Since 1948, the average number of pages in a bill has grown from two and a half to […]

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on October 25, 2014 at 9:44 PM / in Campaign '14, National

Five Cues Voters Will use on Their Ballots in the 2014 Midterms

By: Rob Oldham The 2014 midterm elections are nigh upon us. On November 4th, voters will reconsider their current representation in government. The partisan makeup of the government is a concern of political observers and it depends largely on how voters choose to fill out their ballots on Election Day. The Democrats currently control the Senate by a margin of […]

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on September 30, 2014 at 4:50 AM / in National, World

We do not negotiate….for American Prisoners

By: Chenee Tracey When U.S. citizens travel abroad, few anticipate a misdemeanor or felony charge from a foreign country. Every year about 6,000 Americans are imprisoned abroad. Reasons range from spitting in public in Singapore, sleeping in a hotel room with the opposite gender in the United Arab Emirates, to being suspected of overthrowing the government in Cuba. Criminal prosecutions […]

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