Jess Coleman
Jess Coleman
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Supreme Court Strip Search Ruling is a Victory for Terrorists

The Court has rule that authorities may strip-search people arrested for any offense. This kind of rolling back of Americans' rights is exactly what Al Qaeda wanted.

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Rutgers Gay Hate Crime Trial Ends With Injustice

We could have been having a critical discussion about the demons of cyber-bullying and hate crimes, but we instead decided to flex our muscles and get tough.
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Rick Santorum Preaches Fantasy on the Campaign Trail

In Santorum's world, everyone having health care is unacceptable, God administers Medicare, and our government sits and watches as society's demons consume us all.
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Barack Obama's Landmark Affordable Care Act Has Been Wrongly Criticized By the Right

Unfortunately, the "Obamacare" has been subject to some extremely ruthless attacks that are, in infact, false.
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Israeli General Says Iran Has Material For Four A-Bombs, But Netanyahu Should Avoid War With Iran

Why would Iran, a small nation with limited resources, ever dare to attack a nation as powerful as Israel or the U.S.?
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Top 5 Best Plans from President Obama's State of the Union

Here are President Obama's top five plans that he outlined in his State of the Union Address.

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Rick Santorum Has Questionable Rhetoric Concerning Racial Profiling

The GOP candidate said racial profiling is a justifiable practice, but this is a dangerous social idea.
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Why Do Palestinian Deaths Outnumber Israeli Deaths?

A closer look at the death toll in the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict reveals that Israel is the target of unjustified criticism.
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2012 Republican Candidates Can't Just Blame Government for America's Problems

Conservatives' hard line against government interference in the economy won't help politics. Ahead of the 2012 election, Republicans must realize that they will need to compromise.
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Awlaki's Killing Puts American Values In Question

The assassination of Awlaki shows the U.S. is ready to move outside legal frameworks when conducting military business.
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Palestine Has Always Rejected A Two-State Solution

If the UN grants Palestine statehood it would be rewarding Palestine's long-time terrorist actions against Israel as well as its unwillingness to come to the bargaining table.

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After the Terror Attacks, Are We Better Off?

A downtown Manhattan resident reflects on how Sept. 11 changed his world view — and that of America's.
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Colleges Are Safest With No Guns

While having guns may lower the death toll during a rare shooting, banning guns altogether would mean no death at all.
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Stop Using GDP, the U.S. is Not Really No. 1

GDP is one of the most widely used economic measures, but it has significant faults, allowing a country like China to be considered No. 2 in the world.
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U.S. Death Penalty Lacks Transparency

It is impossible for the American public to judge the merits of the death penalty when all executions are held behind closed doors.
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Colbert Gets Political Party, Democracy Crumbles

The Federal Election Commission's decision to approve Stephen Colbert's PAC sets a dangerous precedent.

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Time to Raise The Debt Ceiling

With the U.S. possibly ready to default on its debt within a matter of weeks, politicians are irresponsibly turning a very serious issue into a reckless game.
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GOP Aims to Block Some Voters in 2012

In the fight for control over the White House in 2012, Republicans in some states are resorting to a new, questionable effort to push out the Democrats: Stop them from voting.
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Torture May Work, But Who Cares?

Opposition to torture is not about protecting terrorists, nor is it un-American. It is about the morality and legality of a technique that has played an uncertain role in Osama bin Laden's death.
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In the Israel-Palestine Debate, We Lose Sight of Israel's Generosity

President Obama called for Israel to return to it's 1967-borders. Why should the lone Jewish state have to further cut down its borders?