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On August 11, 2017, a group of white supremacists and neo-Nazi terrorists descended on Charlottesville, Virginia to (supposedly) protest the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee. These protests ended with multiple injuries and the death of one counter-protestor. This violence has reignited the debate over what place (if any) these monuments have in today’s society. I believe...
Gunshots and explosions pierce the city sounds in Paris, normally a city of love, culture, and romance. At least 130 bodies lie lifeless in the stadium, in the concert hall, in the cafe. Just last Friday, Paris, France was rocked by simultaneous, coordinated ISIS attacks supposedly carried out by 8 operatives, one still at large. Around the world, even...
My colleague, Hunter Gilbert '16, recently published an opinion on the issue in which he states that "We as a society cannot allow for this man’s rights, regardless of what awful crime he committed, to be set aside because in the end all Americans will be affected." While this article is not necessarily a response in the sense of...
A Brief Introduction to Presidential Elections in Mexico Elections in Mexico take place every 6 years without the possibility of reelection. With more than 8 political parties that always fight for power and control, at times of election most of them find a way to exist and create alliances that in this year, were one of the most confusing parts...
I’m hearing a lot of banter about Congress discussing how to deal with the expiring tax reduction legislatures passed by President George W. Bush in 2001 and 2003. To many people, this is all gibberish – a plethora of political garbage being thrown around, topped with relentless partisan criticism. For the most part, however, people understand that tax rates are...
At the beginning of this story, you have a choice. It is a choice that should be simple, but due to partisan machinations, has become near impossible to resolve. This choice has to deal with what the media has dubbed the “migrant caravan.” Your choice is how you react to these images of suffering. Do you accept the machinations...
“The whole point of this country is if you want to eat garbage, balloon up to 600 pounds and die of a heart attack at 43, you can! You are free to do so. To me, that’s beautiful.” - Ron Swanson, a character from the popular TV show Parks and Recreation. A Libertarian, as defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is...

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