Should Voting Be Mandatory?

In a panel by CNN following the most recent midterm elections, contributors including Donna Brazile, Gretchen Helmke, Bonnie Meguid and William Galston argued that voting in the United States should be compulsory, pointing specifically to low voter turnout in the last midterm election. While I admire these contributors’ enthusiasm, I don’t believe that a mandatory [...]

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The Blurring Line Between Anti-Israel and Anti-Semitic

This summer, Israeli director Roy Zafrani’s film was rejected from being shown at a film festival in Norway. The organizers of the festival cited a cultural boycott of Israeli products as the reason for this, despite the fact that the boycott is not supposed to extend itself to individuals. Additionally, the film in no way [...]

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Weed Is No Menace to Society

The state of Georgia has, as of July 1, rather inexplicably decided that weed smokers are dangerous criminals, a move that seems to be directly contradictory to the way the rest of the country and modern world is headed. According to new legislation set forth by DeKalb County and the state of Georgia, anyone in [...]

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Sexual Assault: Can It Be Stopped?

Flickr photo courtesy of Lucas. Trigger Warning:  Sexual Assault Sexual assault is inevitable in our society and there is very little we can do to stop it. Prevention efforts can only do so much, and even then, their effectiveness is extremely limited. There has been a surge in awareness regarding sexual assaults on college campuses [...]

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