2.3.2012 Growing Tension as Iran Could Repeat History // Stephan Yenca

The House Chamber on Capitol Hill erupted in a standing ovation during the state of the union address when President Obama remarked: “Let there be no doubt: America is determined to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, and I will take no options off the table to achieve that goal.” As congressional members applauded the President’s stated intent to prevent a rogue middle-eastern nation from acquiring weapons of mass destruction, a familiar scene emerged.

2.3.2012 Marijuana Myths // Alan Groves

Obviously the pro-pot movement has taken root in the American populace and especially in the minds of Millennials (even managing to infiltrate the minds of the most conservative among us).

2.3.2012 The Legend of Paulbot the Paulistinian // Chester McFisticuffs

In 1988, Ronald Paul ran for President of the United States as a libertarian and impregnated Radical Devotion and Rebellion.  After a twenty-year pregnancy, those mistresses jointly gave birth to a single child in the land of Paulistine. They named him “Paulbot.”

2.2.2012 Same-Sex Marriage and the Sacred Right to Refuse Service // Bryana Johnson

A bill currently pending in the New Hampshire State legislature would allow business owners to turn away customers on the basis of “conscience or religious faith.”

2.2.2012 The War Against Parents: The UNCRC // Atarah Golden

Parental rights are slipping away from parents at an imperceptible rate and now falling into the hands of the government.  The government is using the rights of the parent to empower children to make decisions for themselves.  You heard me correctly – the government is stripping away your rights as parents and handing your rights over to your children.

2.2.2012 Reclaiming Social Justice // David Giffin

During the State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama reused a lot of the same material from his previous State of the Union addresses.  He spoke about rebuilding American infrastructure, creating better schools, and creating an environment where people can get back to work.

2.1.2012 Where Do I Check “None-of-the-Above” on This Ballot? // Kenneth Depew

At least they don’t have any heavy baggage or big weak point in their conservative armor, right?  I am sure I can find something in each aspect of their policy (fiscal, social, defense/foreign) that appeals to me.

2.1.2012 Romney: Job Maker or Job Killer? // Arman Oganisian

Mitt Romney has taken quite a hit for his time at Bain Capital. Advertisements were run and movies were made (check out the trailer for King of Bain, if you have not already) depicting Romney as a job-killer.  They portray him as a ruthless, greedy, and absolutely ravenous capitalist.  This view is rooted in a fundamental misunderstanding of the nature of private equity, leveraged buyouts, and their role in a developed economy.

2.1.2012 Losing Our Liberty // Joseph O. Turner

In the time of the Founding Fathers, the colonists suffered under tyrannical rule and understood the consequences of being subjects to government.  As a result, America was originally structured around the Articles of Confederation – a document one step to the left of anarchy on the political spectrum.  Recognizing the document’s lack of sustainability, the Founders realized while drafting the Constitution that government had to have limited power.

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2.  My Solutions.  You’re Welcome // Christine Rousselle

3.  Raising Our Standards // Angela Morabito

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1. My Time at Walmart: Why We Need Serious Welfare Reform // Christine Rousselle

2. Going to College Uninformed is Like Sitting on a Frozen Pole With No Pants On // Zachary Freeman

3. Tim Tebow Should Terrify Moral Relativists // Gabriella Hoffman