Domestic Policy

Black or Blue? Rising Tensions between the Black Community and Police

Black or Blue? Rising Tensions between the Black Community and Police

By January 16, 2017

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Critics are attacking the ethics of the Black Lives Matter movement after two black men killed several police officers in separate incidents in Dallas and… Read More ›

No Fly List debate pits gun rights against citizen safety

No Fly List debate pits gun rights against citizen safety

By January 16, 2017

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An American-born Al Qaeda speaker once said, “America is absolutely awash with easily obtainable firearms…so what are you waiting for?” On June 12, 2016, Omar Mateen… Read More ›

The Stanford Rape Case: How Brock Turner’s lenient sentencing mocks the severity of his crimes

The Stanford Rape Case: How Brock Turner’s lenient sentencing mocks the severity of his crimes

By January 16, 2017

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“You don’t know me, but you’ve been inside me, and that’s why we’re here today.” This summer, a Stanford swimmer named Brock Turner drunkenly sexually… Read More ›

N. Dakota Pipeline Protests: Acknowledging the rights of Native Americans

N. Dakota Pipeline Protests: Acknowledging the rights of Native Americans

By January 16, 2017

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Throughout history the presence of Native Americans in the United States has been widely ignored. It is our duty as American citizens to address the… Read More ›

TSA: A conspicuous but disregarded problem

TSA: A conspicuous but disregarded problem

By January 16, 2017

Domestic Policy:

For many Americans, vacation is hard to come by. Work leave is rare, and opportunities to drop everything are few and far between. However, most… Read More ›

9/11 Victims’ Bill: Obama vetoes a dangerous and damaging bill

9/11 Victims’ Bill: Obama vetoes a dangerous and damaging bill

By January 15, 2017

Domestic Policy:

The September 11th, 2001 attack was the worst act of terrorism in American history. On September 23, 2016, President Obama vetoed a bill that passed… Read More ›

The ‘Bathroom Bill’: Tallying Up the Mounting Economic Toll of North Carolina’s HB2

The ‘Bathroom Bill’: Tallying Up the Mounting Economic Toll of North Carolina’s HB2

By January 15, 2017

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Stephen Curry is practically a household name. The basketball superstar grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, and played college basketball at nearby Davidson College. Disappointed… Read More ›

The Supreme Court: The benefits of a Democratic majority

The Supreme Court: The benefits of a Democratic majority

By January 15, 2017

Domestic Policy:

Next week’s election will define the American political landscape in a variety of ways, from the selection of the new American President to the future… Read More ›

Homelessness in America

Homelessness in America

By June 10, 2016

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Tonight, more than half a million people in America will try to fall asleep with no roof over their heads. Most will wake up tomorrow… Read More ›

Refuge or imprisonment: Why our immigration courts need reform

Refuge or imprisonment: Why our immigration courts need reform

By June 10, 2016

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International media coverage of the current refugee crisis has been centered around the prominent narratives of perilous travel and staunch nationalism. The stories the media… Read More ›

How far is too far? Political chalk messages in colleges stir debate over free speech

How far is too far? Political chalk messages in colleges stir debate over free speech

By June 10, 2016

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What is the most “American” image that defines what our nation stands for? Many would point to the stereotypical ordinary citizen chugging down beer in… Read More ›

Good reasons not to raise the minimum wage to $15

Good reasons not to raise the minimum wage to $15

By June 10, 2016

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A raise in the minimum wage will help workers elevate their living style, right? Wrong. Raising the minimum wage creates many more problems than it… Read More ›

US Women’s Soccer Team deserves to win suit over unequal wages

US Women’s Soccer Team deserves to win suit over unequal wages

By June 10, 2016

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It’s no secret that there is an overwhelming gap between men and women’s pay today in the U.S.. However, not everyone is aware how severely… Read More ›

Anti-LGBT Laws: North Carolina steps backwards in transgender equality

Anti-LGBT Laws: North Carolina steps backwards in transgender equality

By June 10, 2016

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While tolerance for the LGBT community has flourished across the United States in recent years, the Congress of North Carolina recently passed the controversial Public… Read More ›

Flint water crisis: officials were criminally negligent

Flint water crisis: officials were criminally negligent

By June 10, 2016

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In March 2013, Flint, Michigan decided to switch their water source from Detroit’s Lake Huron Source to the Karegnondi Water Authority. This pipeline was designed… Read More ›