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Politicians and social media is a good thing

By Annastazia Camarena | January 29, 2013

Twitter has come a long way since it was created in 2006 by co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams. Many of Twitter users may not know that the reason you can only express yourself in 140 characters is because it had to fit into a text message, being...

Proposed voter registration laws are undemocratic

Proposed voter registration laws are undemocratic

By Philip Case | March 20, 2011

The most telling indicator of whether a society is truly democratic is the ability of its citizens to freely and openly voice their opinions. This fundamental right takes its form in many incarnations, such as protesting, handing out pamphlets or standing...

Corporations should not be treated as individuals

Corporations should not be treated as individuals

By Nathan Fulkerson | March 7, 2011

A century-old battle has been fought over the concept of "corporate personhood," a political construction that grants corporations the same rights afforded to human beings. On its face, corporate personhood is a matter of logistics--corporations are...

Teachers are too important to have their pensions cut

Teachers are too important to have their pensions cut

By Kathryn Minniti | February 28, 2011

What is the most important career? Most people would say doctors, police officers, firefighters,or even the president; but they would be wrong. The most important job out of them all would be the person from whom the doctors, the police officers, the...

Qualifications for public office are too arbitrary

Qualifications for public office are too arbitrary

By Logan Short | October 27, 2010

I really do wish that candidates for elections were more qualified. The ones who get elected into office don't even seem qualified enough sometimes, even the best of them. I can also understand how someone would think that when it comes to voting, you...

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