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Russia resists placid policy
Opinion

Russia resists placid policy

The seizure of Crimea from Ukraine has shocked the world with its blinding speed and brusqueness. Months of steadily escalating riots in Ukraine culminated in the overthrow of the Ukrainian prime minister Viktor Yanukovych. Shortly after his overthrow, the Crimea region of Russia was occupied by “unmarked troops.” The international community was stunned by such…

Opinion

Public surveillance should be limited

The taboo of secrecy that surrounds one of the most mysterious courts in the United States has been threatened by the active case of United States of America v. Adel Daoud. Daoud is being prosecuted for an attempt to detonate a car bomb in Chicago, and on Jan. 29, a Chicago district court made history…

Opinion

Christie’s foul play calls leadership into question

Traffic jams are a hassle no matter what the cause. But when a traffic jam is deliberately staged for political gain, far bigger issues arise. Recently surfaced emails among New Jersey governor Chris Christie’s staff indicate that the Sept. 9  lane closures on the George Washington Bridge suggest foul play. There is now suspicion that…

Obamacare helps ensure nation’s better healthcare
Opinion

Obamacare helps ensure nation’s better healthcare

The first of January marked the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare. Much of the buzz prior to the launch was focused on its perceived shortcomings.But when considering the benefits of the new law, it is important to consider many small factors and changes that will ultimately have a positive…

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