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Campus Media Response: Jesus Would Support Obamanomics

Would Jesus Be A Capitalist? Emory Wheel Emory University Madam- In your article, “Would Jesus Be A Capitalist?” you describe how, upon noticing a line of scripture while walking through Goizueta Business School, you found yourself laughing with a sense of irony. Jesus, you suggest, would not have endorsed our current economic system. Yet, what […]

In Defense of Liberty

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In Defense of Liberty

More than 200 years have passed since the sons and daughters of liberty fought to cast off the yoke of British oppression. In those 200 years America has become powerful and prosperous—but also, her memory has grown dim. Whether one considers the bailouts and regulations which began under Republican office, or the massive, debt-ridden state […]

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Campus Media Response: Paternalism and the Dispute over Armed Protection

Editorial: Up in arms, April 13, 2009 The Daily Princetonian Princeton University Sir— Within your editorial, “Up in Arms”, you rightly point out that guns, as such, do not compromise the relationship between students and Public Safety officers. Yet, given the tension that many civilians experience when faced with an Officer of the Peace, it […]

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Campus Media Response: False Alternatives are not Sexy

Dawn Eden Speaks at Aquinas House, February 27, 2009 The Dartmouth Review Dartmouth University Sir— In your article “Dawn Eden Speaks at Aquinas House” the distinction is made between chastity on the one hand and having sex in pursuit of hedonistic pleasure on the other. There is no excuse for juxtaposing mindless pleasure against utter […]

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Campus Media Response: Access to Water is not a Right

Thirsting After Sanity, March 26th, 2009 The Gauntlet The University of Calgary Sir— In your article you argue that by extension the right to life implies that humans have a right to water. This is a gross misunderstanding of what it means for an individual to have a right. The concept, properly understood, does not […]

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Campus Media Response: Hugo Chávez – Democracy At Work

Voting Democracy Away, February 13, 2009 The Harvard Crimson Harvard University Sir— Your vague hint at Venezuela’s “lack of durable democratic institutions” is striking considering the context. It is, after all, democracy that gave rise to the autocratic regime run by Hugo Chávez. The majority of Venezuelans were seduced by the promise of wealth supposedly […]

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Campus Media Response: Force May Avail Where a Prayer Fails

New Pro-Life Group Splits Off, February 12, 2009 Columbia Spectator Columbia University Madam— Within your article, “New Pro-Life Group Splits Off,” an anti-abortion advocate rightly acknowledges that “When people think pro-life, people immediately think politics”. The reason for this is because the “pro-life” movement is not attempting to promote a personal belief. Rather, it is […]

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Campus Media Response: Should America’s Alliance with Israel be Debated?

Prof questions U.S.-Israel bond, February 3, 2009 The Eagle American University Sir— When a thug demands your wallet at the point of a gun you can either give him what he wants, run, or you can fight. You don’t debate. Force is the antitheses of rational discourse. Although Stephen Walt claims to want a more […]

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Kohl Mobile: LOL

Did you know that the price of text messaging has increased by an astonishing 100 percent over the last three years? The four major telecommunication companies, Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, have all doubled their prices for text messages not included in a calling plan. For a population that sends 2.5 billion messages a […]