Olivia Puerta
Olivia Puerta
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Merry Gaffe-mas: Top 5 GOP Candidate Gaffes

Relive the Republican candidates' missteps along the campaign trail this year.

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Lookism: Should We Ban Discrimination Based on Bad Looks?

The real battlefront for the struggle against appearance-based discrimination lies within our culture and ourselves.
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The Pros and Cons of Government-Funded Preschool

Before instituting universal preschool, let's take time to learn how to design a program that will lead to significant benefits for its participants.
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Farm Subsidies No Longer A Sacred Cow

New urgency surrounding deficit reduction may finally make it possible to cut wasteful agricultural subsidies.

News Corp. Scandal Heats Up Media Consolidation Debate

Bundled media ownership threatens journalism's ethical and quality standards.
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Is Your Shampoo Safe? It's Time to Regulate the Cosmetics Industry

Consumers need more regulatory protection against potentially harmful ingredients contained in personal care products.

The Drawbacks of NPR Being Radio Silenced

As Congress looks to cut funding to NPR, we should realize that public media provides strong journalism not found elsewhere, especially with business-driven outlets.