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Opinion: On the death of Michael Brown

Opinion: On the death of Michael Brown

Opinions, Politics and Opinions September 11, 2014 at 7:05 pm 0 comments

In the case of Michael Brown, as well as the cases of countless other innocent black men and women in America, there is the question of what to do after the initial backlash in Ferguson, Missouri. Initially, I was saddened and angered by Brown’s murder; I could not talk toRead More

Opinion: Georgia’s “guns everywhere” bill is insane, reflects the influence of gun lobby

Opinion: Georgia’s “guns everywhere” bill is insane, reflects the influence of gun lobby

Opinions, Politics and Opinions August 18, 2014 at 9:56 pm 0 comments

Few would question that an overwhelming number of people in the American South love their guns. Conservative districts in the South can often turn into shouting matches for politicians to see which one can proclaim a greater love for the second amendment. A law recently passed in Georgia, however, stepsRead More

Opinion: Unions long overdue for athletes

Opinion: Unions long overdue for athletes

Opinions, Politics and Opinions May 30, 2014 at 1:48 am 0 comments

At a glance, the idea of college athletes unionizing might seem a little silly. In the minds of the American public, we link unions with “Big Labor”: established industries with thousands (or millions) of employees that keep our economy running on all cylinders. Currently, however, many student-athletes are devoting timeRead More

Keystone XL delayed

Keystone XL delayed

Opinions, Politics and Opinions May 26, 2014 at 10:38 pm 0 comments

President Obama announced last Friday that the State Department will delay a decision on the completion of the Keystone XL Pipeline indefinitely, The New York Times reported. The proposed pipeline would span 1700 miles, carrying crude oil from Canada to refineries along the Gulf Coast. The decision to delay constructionRead More

New Obamacare numbers bring hope legislation

Opinions, Politics and Opinions May 26, 2014 at 10:15 pm 0 comments

Eight million people have signed up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act, which is one million more than expected. However, 5 million Americans still fall into the Obamacare “coverage gap.” These five million make too much for unexpanded Medicaid but not enough for Obamacare. Twenty-four states, Virginia included, tookRead More

Opinion: Don’t listen to hawks, Obama’s strategy in Ukraine will get the job done

Opinion: Don’t listen to hawks, Obama’s strategy in Ukraine will get the job done

Opinions, Politics and Opinions May 26, 2014 at 5:38 pm 0 comments

We have an interesting class of politicians now in the U.S. that still believe in a guns-blazing approach to solving modern international problems. Republican Senator and former presidential candidate John McCain slammed the measures taken by the U.S. and EU to stifle Russia last week, calling the response “laughable.” “TheRead More

Opinion: Democracy to the highest bidder

Opinions, Politics and Opinions May 26, 2014 at 2:52 am 0 comments

Have you ever gotten an expensive gift from someone that you didn’t know very well? Maybe you loved it, but getting a lavish gift may have also made you at least a little nervous. Why did the giver feel that they needed to get you item X, and what areRead More