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Campus Media Response: Obama, like Bush, Abdicates American Interests in War

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Campus Media Response: Obama, like Bush, Abdicates American Interests in War

Perhaps because Barack Obama ran for president as a critic of George Bush’s war policy, defenders of the administration have had to work hard to articulate the difference between Obama’s recent decision to enter the civil war in Libya and Bush’s decision to invade Iraq and Afghanistan. Representative of this approach was a recent staff […]

Embrace Reason–Embrace Nuclear

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Embrace Reason–Embrace Nuclear

The Fukushima Daiichi incident demonstrates the power of the human mind After the destruction caused by the Japanese earthquake, the world continues to watch the story of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. While the immediate worries have been about the extent of the meltdown and leakage of radioactive material, those looking at the bigger […]

Campus Media Response: Choose High Ground, Not Middle Ground

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Campus Media Response: Choose High Ground, Not Middle Ground

File sharing remains a confusing and controversial issue on college campuses. As the practice becomes increasingly common, many college students and administrators are seeking clarification on the legal and ethical status of sharing copyrighted material. A student may be well aware that selling copied music to his friends is illegal, yet he is often asked […]

Campus Media Response: In Celebration of Inequality

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Campus Media Response: In Celebration of Inequality

In another hard-hitting piece in MIT’s The Tech, Keith Yost responds to the charge, much discussed of late in connection with the Wisconsin union protests, that our society faces a crisis of “inequality”: Let’s begin with the obvious: the inequality of well-being has drastically fallen since 1967. Bill Gates may have a million times the […]

Campus Media Response: Traders, not Traitors

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Campus Media Response: Traders, not Traitors

Writing for The Harvard Crimson, Ms. Sandra Korn points to an interesting phenomenon. A large proportion of Harvard’s recent graduates have chosen to pursue careers in finance such as investment banking. This is no doubt due partly to the impressive salaries that such careers often provide. The author proceeds to scold these graduates for disregarding […]

From “Yes We Can!” to “Why Bother?”

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From “Yes We Can!” to “Why Bother?”

Rescuing Idealism from Today’s Political Cynics Barack Obama energized an entire generation of young people in 2008 with his declaration, “Yes we can!” “HOPE,” “PROGRESS” and “CHANGE” emblazoned the iconic red and blue posters portraying the confident young Obama gazing optimistically into the future. But as those posters began to fade in 2010, young people […]

“Green” Policies Poison Innovation

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“Green” Policies Poison Innovation

How government “encouragement” undermines technological development In recent years, “green energy” has become a major hot-button issue. Advocates argue that the inevitability of global climate change caused by carbon emissions, an end to our “addiction” to fossil fuels and the need for renewable forms of energy all necessitate increased research and development in alternative energy […]