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March 31, 2012

Hijab and burqa bans are an attack on women's rights and secular societies

There is a rise in hijab and burqa bans around the world. What do these infringements mean for women's rights, freedom of expression, and the scope of a secular society?
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March 31, 2012

Voter ID Laws Study: Voter Fraud Even Rarer Than The Odds of Winning Mega Millions

The actual threat of voter fraud is minimal, while the impact of voter ID laws can disenfranchise an entire group of minority voters.
March 31, 2012

Top 5 Reasons to Arrest George Zimmerman

For these simple five reason, George Zimmerman is guilty of manslaughter and he should be arrested and put on trial by Florida police.
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March 31, 2012

Bo Xilai and Xi Jinping Vie for Communist Party and Future of China

As Premier Jiabao's administration winds down, a new generation of leadership vies for the country's political future: Will China move toward political reform or revert to its hard-line past?
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March 31, 2012

Chevy Volt Subsidies Cost Michigan 1,300 Autoworkers

1,300 GM employees are in the midst of a five week layoff because government has incentivized these workers to stay in an industry that consumers do not want to support.
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March 31, 2012

Game Change Authors Predict Mitt Romney Will Select Sen. Rob Portman as Vice President Nominee

Game Change authors John Heilemann and Mark Halperin predict Mitt Romney will play it safe when he picks vice president running mate, by choosing Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, not Gov. Chris Christie.
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March 31, 2012

New Dartmouth Hazing Allegations Cast Shadow Over President Jim Yong Kim's Ability to Lead World Bank

Rolling Stone has published a Dartmouth student’s claims of a significantly unenforced hazing culture within the Dartmouth Greek system. Will these claims impact the legacy of President Kim?
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March 31, 2012

New York City Department of Education Bans Emotive Words on Standardized Tests

NYCDE’s word ban clarifies that Departments of Education are hopelessly disconnected from education (Arnie Duncan, Secretary of Education, has never taught school).
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March 31, 2012

Obamacare is Bad Public Policy, Only Free Market Health Care Solutions Will Work

Here are five reasons why Obamacare is bad public policy that makes problems with health care availability, cost, and accessibility worse.
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March 31, 2012

Supreme Court Declares "School" Individual Mandate Unconstitutional [Satire]

In a rare display of nerd-jock bipartisanship, U.S. school-aged children rallied to overturn the controversial government mandate that all children must attend school.
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March 31, 2012

U.S.-Pakistan Relationship: Maybe It's Time to Break Up

With the U.S.-Pakistani relationship in tatters despite recent U.S. concessions on drone strikes, is it finally necessary to acknowledge that this friendship is virtually over?
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March 31, 2012

War in Afghanistan: Top 3 Lessons

The big takeaways from the Afghan War? Only launch wars when national security is at stake, avoid fighting in unwinnable terrain, and avoid nation-building in undemocratic countries.
March 31, 2012

As Republicans Wage War on Women, President Obama Channels His Inner 'Mad Men' and Joins Pinterest to Woo Women Voters

In the midst of a manufactured Republican war on women, Obama's consultants have turned to Pinterest to woo disenfranchised and critical female voters ahead of the November election.
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March 31, 2012

Toulouse Gunman Puts French President Nicolas Sarkozy's Anti-Muslim Policies Into Focus

Sarkozy's policies have created a hostile environment for immigrants, foreigners, and Muslims in France.
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March 31, 2012

How America Has Created a Screwed Up Education System That is Designed to Fail

Don't panic! Here are nine easy ways to err a nation by creating a messed up education system (courtesy of the U.S.).
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March 31, 2012

Law Schools Experience 16% Decline in LSAT Takers, Largest Drop This Decade

Fewer students are going to law school, a product of the poor economy, but also the even poorer admissions policies at the nation's top universities.
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March 31, 2012

As North Korea Plans Missile Launch, Obama Administration Withdraws Food Aid for Starving People

The North Korean military has violated the “Leap Day” agreement by scheduling an April missile launch, but the U.S. should not punish innocent civilians by withholding food aid.
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March 31, 2012

Affordable Care Act Will Expand Coverage and Cut Health Care Costs

The ACA uses a market-based solution to promote competition among insurance companies that will drive down prices for consumers and promote choice. It is the right policy.
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March 31, 2012

Leading Foreign Policy Experts Conclude War With Iran Would Be a Grave Mistake

According to experts, international law theory, and common sense history, attacking Iran is a stupid idea.