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Category Archives: Politics

It’s not an "anti-college" debate

Let’s start with a simple question: if I recommend that you buy a PC over a Mac, am I anti-Mac? I think a lot of us would probably say No, especially if the context of that question includes a small discussion of your needs. Personally I have recommended Macs to people over PCs, but that […]

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Body autonomy

Matt, It seems you got ahead of yourself when writing your response to "Rachel". I’m not going to address the flawed hypothetical presented as it is a severely flawed hypothetical when trying to support the idea of abortion, but the rest of your ideas attacking the very idea of body autonomy go a bit off […]

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Coca-Cola

I’m pissed. Yeah I said it, I’m pissed. I’ve been drinking Coca-Cola for years and recently I heard about and watched the ad they played during the Super Bowl (no, I didn’t watch the Super Bowl) and now I’m absolutely livid… At the way people have responded to it. No I’m not changing my tune […]

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Fuck the rules, because we’re Americans!

Recently it was reported that the International Olympic Committee is requiring the goalie for the US Women’s Hockey team to remove an inscription of the Constitution from her mask. Now the IOC rules are clear about what can and cannot be on a team’s uniform: “It is our understanding that this is not an issue […]

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Legislating morality

In any debate regarding abortion, it can be expected that someone may say, “You cannot legislate morality.” That person’s opponent may reply by citing several provisions of the criminal code, such as the laws regarding murder, rape and assault. But doing so avoids the larger question of whether actual morality can be legislated. In saying […]

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Giving the gift of well-being

Ah Christmas. Certainly a great time of year, where people are generous – or at least try to be – and people become upset at the gifts others thoughtfully bought them. That’s why December 26th is the day customer service departments all across the country loathe. So how can you prevent your gifts from being […]

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It’s partly a numbers game

Let’s do some math, but first, we need to define some terms. Expenses and expenditures are two words that can be used interchangeably, and basically it’s money that a company spends. Wages and salaries are expenses. For the sake of simplicity, I’m not going to differentiate between (tax)deductible and non-deductible expenses. Income and revenue are […]

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Rebuttal to Jonathan Zimmerman, "End presidential term limits"

Jonathan Zimmerman is a professor of history and education at New York University who recently penned an op-ed for the Washington Post regarding the 22nd Amendment, the Amendment that establishes the two-term limit on the President (and 10-year limit on a person who succeeds to the office), and why it should be repealed. On principle […]

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Codifying child care

When you send your kids to a public school or private school, you have to abide by the rules of the game. It’s as plain as that. Public schools are owned and operated by the local or state government. As such, the government sets rules about attendance and those who attend. An obvious example of […]

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3 tax breaks to think about

A lot of people focus a lot of time and effort on giving as little money as possible to the Federal government. I can understand why, but much of this time and effort appears to be expended on things with very little gain for the average individual. Now that we’re in November, chances are you’re […]

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