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Centrists, pick a side on the gun debate

February 23, 2018

After another 17 lives were extinguished in yet another mass shooting, we turned to rituals that have become almost instinctual. Democratic politicians made passionate speeches about how this must never...

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Pressure City Council to fix Austin’s hostile renting environment

February 19, 2018

If you’re a college student, there’s no way around it — searching for housing sucks. You can opt to pay exorbitant amounts to live on campus or even more exorbitant amounts to live in...

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Manning offers valuable perspective

September 19, 2017

Chelsea Manning’s leak of classified documents, including video of an attack helicopter killing civilians and journalists, forever changed how people view the US military. Despite paying for her...

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It’s time to stop enabling white supremacy

August 18, 2017

The long-stewing white supremacist movement resurrected on the internet and ennobled by Trump’s presidential campaign reared its ugly head in Charlottesville on Saturday, when an alt-right demonstrator...

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Zuckerberg donations could help Flint

May 4, 2017

        It’s unclear what Mark Zuckerberg is up to. The Facebook CEO started an extensive national tour last year, where he’s done everything from visit local...

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Prosecuting Wikileaks staff would set dangerous precedent

April 27, 2017

Wikileaks has been attacked by both sides of the political spectrum over the past year. The website’s release of thousands of DNC and CIA documents has led many politicians and pundits on both sides...

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O’Rourke Senate bid must channel Sanderism

April 20, 2017

Ted Cruz’s performance in the 2016 presidential race, combined with increasing dissatisfaction with Donald Trump has made the 2018 Texas Senate race — a race that a Democrat hasn’t won...

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Public opposition checks bad behavior from start-ups

April 13, 2017

With every passing day, a new company or startup seems to draw the public’s ire. Problematic connections, unethical employee treatment and sexual harassment have all plagued various companies and...

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Bannon’s tenure as advisor shows incompetence

March 22, 2017

Steve Bannon’s appointment as Donald Trump’s campaign manager in August shocked the world. Bannon headed up Breitbart, a news site that consistently expresses anti-black and anti-woman views,...

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Grammys “Album Of The Year” award is a sham

February 16, 2017

Each Grammy season, millions of viewers watch awards get handed out for the best album and best songs of the year. Awards shows are frequently plagued with scandals, like last year’s #OscarsSoWhite,...

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Universal basic income offers solution to future automation

February 9, 2017

Automation of thousands of jobs will eventually cause an epidemic of unemployment. We must brace for this future now and take the steps necessary to prevent it. Universal basic income is the most obvious...

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Popular resistance, not Democrats, will stop Trump

February 2, 2017

The weeks following Trump’s inauguration have seen an era of protest unprecedented in American history. Millions took to the streets the day after the inauguration in the Women’s March, and...

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Nazi punching poses no moral dilemma

January 26, 2017

Self-proclaimed Alt-right leader Richard Spencer experienced a more extreme side of inauguration protests when the sucker-punch heard around the world landed in his face last weekend. Videos of the punch...

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Liberal pundits must remain grounded

January 19, 2017

On Dec. 15, senior Newsweek writer Kurt Eichenwald went on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show to debate a bombshell discovery that Eichenwald had made about Donald Trump being admitted to a mental institution...

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Fake news threatens online discourse

November 21, 2016

It’s something that’s happened to all of us: You’ll be scrolling through Facebook and notice that a relative or old high school acquaintance has posted an article about a celebrity or...

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Local elections lack meaningful choices

November 7, 2016

Faced with two unpopular candidates, the enthusiasm surrounding this election has been notably low on both sides of the aisle. A common argument made to stir excitement for voting is that one isn’t...

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Doctors let patients down by over-prescribing painkillers

October 24, 2016

Drug abuse has always been a problem in American society, but the drug issues that we are currently dealing with have come from a place of authority. The opiate crisis that has taken hold in New England...

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Pusha T’s Clinton endorsement makes sense, if you think about it

October 10, 2016

Pusha T has found a different kind of white girl to endorse this year in Hillary Clinton. The prolific Virginia rapper, known for his endless lines about dealing cocaine, made his endorsement around...

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Outrage over Kaepernick protests misses the point

September 26, 2016

This week two more black men were killed by police. While video of Keith Scott’s shooting was not conclusive, the video of Terrence Crutcher’s death showed a clear abuse of power by a cop with...

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Removing the headphone jack is just one of Apple’s Tech advancements

September 19, 2016

Early September is like Christmas for Apple fanboys. The annual iPhone announcement is the most important event for Apple every year but also brings out their many detractors and people upset that they...

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Texas’ meaningless presidential race makes third party voting viable

August 31, 2016

The 2016 elections have made ignominious history. Both major party candidates have inspired record unfavorability ratings, and voters from both sides of the aisle have become heavily disillusioned with...

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Sanders’ success defies gender stereotypes

January 25, 2016

The 2016 election season has been nothing if not unpredictable. Donald Trump, better known for trying to prove Barack Obama was born in Kenya than for his political accomplishments, is leading the Republican...

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The hypocrisy of the “War on Christmas”

November 24, 2015

The most wonderful time of the year always has a few certainties. During the holiday season, you can be sure to see Christmas lights, hear holiday music and taste seasonal foods. In the last decade, another...

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Candidates need to stop trying to act like the “cool uncle”

November 10, 2015

With each election season comes a mad dash by candidates to appeal to as many groups as possible, especially the youth. So far, we have seen different approaches to this strategy. Hillary Clinton infamously...

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DEA drug scheduling process illogical, should be reformed

September 30, 2015

With the legalization of marijuana in states such as Colorado and Washington, drug law is starting to ease up on the state level. However, national associations, such as the Drug Enforcement Administration...

Conscious rap is part of the genre’s greater diverse whole

August 31, 2015

Since the days of N.W.A.’s “Fuck tha Police,” rap music has been vilified as an evil and corrupting force. At the turn of the 20th century, rap became more commercialized and an alternative...