Archive | January 25th, 2013

Right’s hysteria prevents good gun debate

Adam Levin As you may have noticed, guns are in the news. Vice President Joe Biden has taken the lead on addressing issues of gun control and is currently spearheading efforts towards producing legislation that would ban assault weapons, strengthen background checks and limit access to weapons with large, extended magazines. This issue is one […]

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How come it’s just water bottles?

Laura Merrell On my first day back on campus, I went to Pop’s to get lunch, which mostly consisted of waiting in an unending line and complaining about said long line. When it was finally my turn, imagine my surprise when I asked for a bottle of water, and I was told I could not […]

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Premature Obamalation

Dan Grantham On the event of the second, and I emphasize second, inauguration of President Barack Obama, I find myself scratching my head at the American Left, a group among whose ranks I proudly number myself.  The Left has allowed itself to use the occasion to place Mr. Obama in the lofty heights of the […]

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Press unfairly criticized

President Obama expressed his support for the assault weapons ban, a motion led by Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), on Dec. 18. The following day, Obama supported his statements with a press conference in which he promised to address gun control in the aftermath of the Newtown tragedy. It was then that he charged Vice President Joe […]

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The unjust death of Aaron Swartz

When Aaron Swartz was 14, he helped author RSS 1.0., an internet program essential to the operation of many contemporary websites. He would later go on to help with the Creative Commons copyright license. His website Infogami, which would later be used to support the web.py framework and Open Library sites, merged with Reddit in […]

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On the lighter side… 1/25/13

Presidential inaugurations are usually considered to be stiff and subdued affairs, though this year’s featured a series of moments that lightened the mood, be it intentional or accidental. Sasha and Malia Obama used the inauguration as a chance to steal the show, with photos catching the first daughters dancing and taking photos of themselves on […]

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