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Being told you're wrong

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My AP English teacher once told me that I would get beaten up at least once in college for telling people I was a Republican. She made the comment in the middle of class, laughing as she said it. I...More

 

The Danger of Political Labels

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I recently had a conversation with an Australian student in which neither of us knew what the other was saying. We were both speaking English, but it was probably the most unproductive conversation you can imagine. We were ostensibly discussing...More

 

U.S. Foreign Policy Should Reflect the Compassion of the American People

It is of course necessary for the U.S. Government, like any government, to do what it can to protect its own interests. However, has not the United States government had policies in the past that was not so much for...More

 

Twitter and Political Beef Over Embassy Attacks

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Don’t you love how we’ve advanced as a people? 160 characters are able to shake the bones and communicate effectively to this extremely world. At any given moment one is able to know what a political official is thinking, something...More

 

THE COMING GLOBAL FOOD CRISIS

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I don’t know if the rest of y’all have been watching commodities prices lately, but I have, and what I’m seeing is starting to really scare me. A lot. The Great Drought of 2012 hasn’t yet come to a conclusion,...More

 

Obama “Birthers” Could be Right for the Wrong Reasons [Dean's Corner]

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Ko Olina Beach (author’s photograph) Could Donald Trump and the Obama “birther” conspiracists be right? Some claim that President Obama is not an American because he was born outside of the U.S. Some begrudgingly acknowledge that he was born in...More

 

Immigration Policy: Obama Ends Deportation of Young Hispanics

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Back in 2010, Obama introduced to Congress an answer to the problem of young Hispanics that were brought to the United States illegally as young children by their parents. A piece of legislation he called the American Dream Act would...More

 

War On English–By the Mexicans

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I am one of the unemployed persons in this economy. It is hard as hell to find a job, first and foremost, and I have been doing since the end of the school semester. I’ve had two interviews and few...More

 

"Mom, I got!" How to avoid becoming a victim of fraud?

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three o'clock in the morning. Wake up on the growing roar of turbines - so I have a signal the arrival of SMSes. "Mom, I got! Immediately went to number 900 rubles ... ". Lazily yawning, I turn to the...More