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Campus Media Response: Wisconsin Protestors: Fighting for the Privilege to Count Themselves as the “Public”

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Campus Media Response: Wisconsin Protestors: Fighting for the Privilege to Count Themselves as the “Public”

Newly-elected Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, buoyed by Republican majorities in both houses of the state legislature, has proposed a dramatic revision to the privileges currently enjoyed by state employees, especially public school teachers. State employees’ unions have responded by staging large-scale protests in the capitol of Madison. It is no surprise that students at the […]

Sorry About the Cold, It’s for the Planet

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Sorry About the Cold, It’s for the Planet

Humans go without heat in the quest for energy efficiency As China has rapidly industrialized in the last few decades, it’s taken no small amount of abuse from environmentalists and climate change activists over the amount of energy it has consumed and the consequent carbon emissions it has produced. But apparently the cries of Western […]

Campus Media Response: Beware of Democratic Tyranny in Mideast Revolutions

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Campus Media Response: Beware of Democratic Tyranny in Mideast Revolutions

In a sudden groundswell of popular anger directed against Arab dictatorships, a popular uprising that began in Tunisia has now inspired protests in other Middle Eastern countries—most notably, Egypt. It is inspiring to see people rise up against tyranny, and the world, understandably, is following the story with great excitement and anticipation. But we cannot […]

Campus Media Response: WikiLeaks is no Champion of Free Speech

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Campus Media Response: WikiLeaks is no Champion of Free Speech

Writing for Rutgers’ Daily Targum, Cody Gorman comes to a conclusion about the WikiLeaks controversy that is starkly different from the position we articulated two weeks ago: All in all, Assange idealizes what this country is founded on — checking the power of elected officials to protect against abuse. When even that ability is blocked […]

Campus Media Response: Stop “Engaging” North Korea

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Campus Media Response: Stop “Engaging” North Korea

In the last several months we have seen North Korea sink a South Korean naval vessel and shell the island of Yeonpyeong, killing several civilians. By all rights, such actions should be considered acts of war against the South, and by extension against the South’s allies. Yet the South and the United States have not […]

More Money, Fewer Rights?

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More Money, Fewer Rights?

During debate over the recent tax bill, many people complained bitterly about the idea of allowing the wealthiest taxpayers to continue paying their current (higher) rates. They argued that it would only be “fair” to force the rich to pay even more than their less-well-off neighbors. This idea, that the more one earns, the more […]

Out with Denial, in with Adult Conversation?

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Out with Denial, in with Adult Conversation?

Have Americans actually changed their minds about government spending? A Federal commission recently concluded its work on a proposal to address the nation’s skyrocketing national debt. That debt is the subject of much renewed attention, and is growing at an unsustainable pace which, like reckless credit card use, promises certain and serious economic consequences in […]

Campus Media Response: WikiLeaks and the New Face of Nihilism

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Campus Media Response: WikiLeaks and the New Face of Nihilism

In an incisive piece in MIT’s The Tech, Keith Yost writes the following regarding the recent WikiLeaks scandal, in which tens of thousands of stolen classified American military and diplomatic documents were released on the Internet by the website’s operator, Julian Assange: As he hides behind this reasoning, Assange has released the Social Security numbers […]

Campus Media Response: Intrusive Airport Security at Home is the Inevitable Price of Weakness Abroad

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Campus Media Response: Intrusive Airport Security at Home is the Inevitable Price of Weakness Abroad

The Editorial Board of the The Alligator at the University of Florida expressestypical American outrage over the new intrusive security at airports: The main question Americans face is not one of ultimate safety — as the Yemen-originated printer bombs did not have to pass through an intrusive pat down — but rather: How many civil […]

After the Election, the Tea Party Protests Must be Ongoing

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After the Election, the Tea Party Protests Must be Ongoing

Not since 1938 have Republicans gained so many seats in a single Congressional election as they did in the recent election. Voters were not merely angry, but were aware of the policies of the party they voted against. There is good reason to think that voters’ attitudes this November reflected their conscious evaluation of our […]