Palestinian Education: Success Amidst Struggle

  By: James Townsend The modern situation of a Palestinian living in either the Gaza Strip… [more]

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NASA: To Infinity and Beyond

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is one of the most controversial agencies of the American… [more]

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A Pulitzer Prize For A Truly Public Service

Earlier this afternoon came the most anticipated announcement of the year among American journalists… [more]

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What McCutcheon Means for the Future of Campaign Financing

Since SCOTUS broke their decision to strike down caps on aggregate donations to individual campaigns,… [more]

What McCutcheon Means for the Future of Campaign Financing What McCutcheon Means for the Future of Campaign Financing

The Influence of Climate Change

The climate is deteriorating. While in the past, experts have often disagreed about the pervasive influence… [more]

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      By: James Townsend The modern situation of a Palestinian living in either the Gaza Strip or the West Bank today is not good. Despite Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in 2005, upwards of 94% of supposedly Palestinian territory, that is, territory designated as Palestinian by the 1993 Oslo Accords, is still occupied by Israeli settlers.[1] This occupation of […]

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  • NASA: To Infinity and Beyond

    NASA: To Infinity and Beyond

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is one of the most controversial agencies of the American government. Although in the past American officials prioritized space exploration and innovation, policymakers today often question the need for an organization dedicated to investigating non-Earth matters. The scope of NASA’s endeavors, however, extend beyond examining other planets, and the agency’s projects have helped the […]

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  • A Pulitzer Prize For A Truly Public Service

    A Pulitzer Prize For A Truly Public Service

    Earlier this afternoon came the most anticipated announcement of the year among American journalists and journalism junkies, myself included: the winners of the 2014 Pulitzer Prizes.  With it, news outlets everywhere are starting to report on the who’s-hot-who’s-not of the winners. The hottest, everyone seems to agree, is the prize for Public Service, which has been received jointly by The […]

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  • What McCutcheon Means for the Future of Campaign Financing

    What McCutcheon Means for the Future of Campaign Financing

    Since SCOTUS broke their decision to strike down caps on aggregate donations to individual campaigns, parties, and political action committees, there has been much debate on the issue. The left has decried the decision for perpetuating the “1%” politics that of Citizen’s United, while the right has praised the decision for maintaining important first amendment rights. But what’s really important to […]

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  • The Influence of Climate Change

    The Influence of Climate Change

    The climate is deteriorating. While in the past, experts have often disagreed about the pervasive influence of climate change on our world, recent investigations have revealed the severity of these alterations and their possible implications. Both nongovernmental and governmental organizations have endeavored to resolve these issues; their efforts, however, have not always yielded fruitful results. It is therefore integral that […]

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  • A Charitable Solution For The Minimum Wage Debate

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    It’s easy to become disillusioned with all the debate that’s been had about minimum wage laws in recent months. The reckless appeals to emotion are more than a little bit jarring—“equality!” from the left, “efficiency!” from the right—and hopes of reaching anything but a deadlock are uncommon, to say the least. And it is not necessarily a clear-cut issue. There […]

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  • The Vietnamese Government Must Decriminalize Drug NOW (Part 1)

    The Vietnamese Government Must Decriminalize Drug NOW (Part 1)

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  • Is Chris Christie Too Big of a Bully for 2016?

    Is Chris Christie Too Big of a Bully for 2016?

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  • New Paternity Laws Challenge Age-Old Gender Norms

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    By Liza Lansing and Jessie Abrams In recent years, there has been much debate over whether women can attain gender equality by “leaning in” to their roles at home, in the workplace, and as mothers. The plight of men who try to balance similar roles is most often left out of these conversations. Countries have begun to address this void […]

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  • Typhoon Haiyan: Women in the Wake of Natural Disasters

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    By Taylor Evensen On November 8, 2013, one of the strongest storms ever recorded at landfall struck the Philippines, killing thousands of people and displacing millions. Just five days after Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the central Philippines, accounts of rape began to surface. Violeta Duzar, a survivor from Tacloban City, reported, “It’s the criminals who escaped from prison. They’re raping […]

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