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The Privatization of Research

Scott Pruitt has been confirmed to head the EPA. There is nothing really good to say about this for the EPA, and their efforts to lead the world in protecting our environment by limiting our carbon footprint. The losers are anyone that cares for our environment. We can continue to deny the affects of global

Culture Politics

A Brand Without a Cause

The Trump administration has long been vocal about their desire to see the Johnson Amendment (the one that prohibits tax-exempt organizations from endorsing or opposing political candidates), repealed. It is one of the pillars of our government, and a way to protect the religious freedom of everyone in this country from having to subscribe to

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The Positives About Stopping the TPP

In his first week in office, President Trump made good on his promise to nix the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a cornerstone program proposed by Obama’s administration. The TPP was a 12-nation pack to deepen international relations through cutting tariffs and fostering trade. With a population of 800 million between the 12 countries, one can see

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The Business of Protest

There’s no denying it: we live in passionate times. Not since perhaps the 1960’s have we seen such civil engagement, political angst, and sense of community about the opinions we hold close — on both sides of the aisle. It takes a lot of time, effort, and money to coordinate a demonstration. And if the

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A Common Bond of Entrepreneurship

It always starts with Jobs, or in this case, Steve Jobs. The son of a Syrian Ph.D candidate, we wouldn’t have the iPhone, Macbook Pro, or Apple Maps (though the last one may be a good thing) if it weren’t for the beautiful pursuit of higher learning and the American Dream. 

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Prop 57

Proposition 57, the measure to show leniency on non-violent criminals and releasing a number of them on early parole for good behavior has long been one of the more polarizing topics. It directly divides those who view it as an economic issue or a moral safety issue. To better understand the topic, the background of

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The Politics of Hope: Obama’s Dream For The Nation

There’s not a liberal America and a conservative America; there’s the United States of America. There’s not a black America and white America and Latino America and Asian America; there’s the United States of America.” On July 27th, 2004 a young, relatively unknown state senator from Illinois with a funny sounding name spoke these now