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Given that the government shutdown is over and Obamacare is a disaster so far, Austin and I decided to look to the future this week. Specifically, we decided to write about who we think is the best candidate for President in 2016 on each side of the political spectrum. AustinContinue Reading

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Once again Drone use overseas, and domestically, and abroad in places like Pakistan and Yemen.  The resurge of criticism stems from non-profit and non-governmental groups like Amnesty International releasing articles titled like: Will I Be Next? Amnesty International argues that drone strikes kill more innocent lives than the U.S. GovernmentContinue Reading

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Why does the Obama administration need to continue pretending that we are completely justified in spying on the personal communication of the leaders of friendly nations?   The administration wants to have its cake and eat it too.  You can claim to trust your allies and work towards closer multilateral ties,Continue Reading

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By now, I’m sure we’ve all had time to develop a firm dislike and distrust towards the NSA.  Recently, this we has grown to include millions of French citizens and even  former Mexican presidents when reports provided by Edward Snowden revealed extensive and malicious spying on both French citizens andContinue Reading

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Today, the Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded by a five man committee in Oslo, Norway.  The award, though still one of the most prestigious in the world, has taken some knocks in the past few years.  The premature awarding of Barack Obama and the puzzling win by the EuropeanContinue Reading

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See this argument’s counterpoint here. The death penalty is an ancient relic of an outdated criminal justice system, and it should be nationally eliminated. There are many reasons for this, including the economic, moral, and political. To begin, one should consider the economics of the death penalty. According to theContinue Reading

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See this argument’s counterpoint here. With so many tragic shootings and horrifying crimes against humanity coming right after another in our country, seemingly without end, Austin and I decided to talk about the death penalty this week. Our country seems to be in a grip of insanity, with one nut-jobContinue Reading

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Sometimes, political gambits can propel savvy officials to the forefront of the party hierarchy.  Other times, power moves leave parties divided and the politician himself looking foolish.  The charismatic right wing politician who tried to throw a monkey wrench in the legislative process of his government last week has beenContinue Reading