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Campus Media Response: Why it’s Wrong to Make the Net “Neutral”

Campus Media Response: Why it’s Wrong to Make the Net “Neutral”

With the House of Representatives voting to repeal the FCC’s net neutrality controls along with the recently announced merger of AT&T with T-Mobile, the debate over the legal and moral status of the internet continues. There is no doubt that the internet is of enormous value to us all. The internet brings movies before our […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]