Nation/World

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The New Gold Rush Smells of Kush and Cash

April 22, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

In the 1920’s, prohibition was synonymous with the mob and black market booze. These days, nationwide proscription doesn’t target alcohol, but instead this era’s recreational drug of choice: marijuana. Despite this, the innocuous and – quite honestly – popular herb has absolutely thrived in the backyards of peoples’s homes andRead More

Israel Must Not Infringe Upon Palestinian Rights

April 22, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On February 9, in a settlement on the West Bank, Israeli officials arrested a 12-year old Palestinian girl caught with a knife under her shirt — a knife that she intended to use to kill the settlement’s Jewish inhabitants. Upon being taken to court, the young girl pled guilty toRead More

A  young demonstrator in Hong Kong protests Beijing’s involvement in Hong Kong elections.

How China Steals Its Citizens’ Rights

April 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

In the wake of a battle over civil liberties and technological privacy rights in the United States, an extremely similar and important crisis is occurring in China: the right to the freedom of speech. Hong Kong citizens’ freedom of speech is protected by the hand-over treaty. This treaty guarantees thatRead More

GOP Contested Convention is Increasingly Likely

April 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Essentially since he entered the Republican race, Donald Trump has been the GOP frontrunner. However, after experiencing a remarkably successful campaign season, he finally appears to be losing momentum. Following the recent Wisconsin primary, in which Ted Cruz emerged victorious by a margin of 13 points and 36 delegates, Trump’sRead More

American Bridges are Falling Down

April 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Although some see the issue of America’s crumbling infrastructure as little more than a talking point for the presidential candidates, it is, in fact, a problem that needs immediate attention for two main reasons: it poses a threat to the safety of everyday Americans, and it stifles further economic growth.Read More

The GOP Race for the White House: Child’s Play

The GOP Race for the White House: Child’s Play

April 8, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

As various states hold primary elections, and the clock draws closer to November 6, immaturity among the GOP candidates is at an all-time high. Although politics often involve puerile behavior, no election in American history has witnessed as much misconduct as the 2016 race. Thanks to bombastic candidates such asRead More

Government Oversteps in Seeking iPhone Hack

April 8, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

By now we’ve all heard about the FBI-Apple legal battle that brought the question of balancing the issues of national security and civilian privacy to the forefront of the public agenda. The FBI toppled a delicate balance when it sought to unnecessarily compromise public privacy by demanding Apple to notRead More

Should USA Follow California’s $15 Minimum Wage: For

April 8, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

In the United States, over forty million people live in poverty, struggling to support themselves and their families with extremely low wages. In light of this fact, California is set to increase the minimum wage to $15, although the federal minimum wage remains at only $7.25. The initiatives taken byRead More

Should USA Follow California’s $15 Minimum Wage: Against

April 8, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

California’s decision to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour will cause more harm than good. The new law, which is meant to help working-class people, will actually hurt these people the most. In Seattle, where the minimum wage has steadily increased and will soon reach $15, the availabilityRead More