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President Obama Addresses the Nation on ISIL

President Obama Addresses the Nation on ISIL

Gabrielle Safian, Politics Writer

December 22, 2015


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On December 6, President Obama addressed the nation on his plans to keep America a safe place and fight ISIL. “I have no greater responsibility than the safety of the American people,” Obama said during his speech. He later stated his number one priority is to keep the country safe and fight terrorism...

Paris Climate Conference Reaches Historic Agreement

Paris Climate Conference Reaches Historic Agreement

Megan Neuman, Politics Writer

December 21, 2015


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Earlier this month, delegates from 195 countries met at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris to discuss the historic climate change plan.  After a grueling two weeks, an agreement was finally reached in an attempt to curb global warming to less than two degrees Celsius by the end of t...

Support For ISIS Within The U.S. Rises

Support For ISIS Within The U.S. Rises

Jordan Roiland, Politics Writer

December 16, 2015


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ISIS has been growing in power in the Middle East, with many nations trying to keep it at bay. The militant group arose as, partially, the result of American support for al-Qaeda. In the 1980s, the United States supported fighters in Afghanistan in a proxy war with the Soviet Union. After the Cold W...

Paris Climate Conference Progresses

Paris Climate Conference Progresses

Doug Marr, Politics Writer

December 11, 2015


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Climate change is a developing problem for the international community that has existed since the Industrial Revolution. Despite the immediacy and gravity of this issue, the international community’s efforts to combat this problem have been decentralized, with varying results by country. Now, with ...

Which President Has The Most U.S Debt?

Which President Has The Most U.S Debt?

Huma Ilyas, Politics Writer

December 11, 2015


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Since  9/11, the United States' debt has increased drastically. Each year's deficit takes into account budgeted spending and anticipated revenue from proposed tax cuts. The president can reduce the deficit by spending these funds instead of inducing additional ones. So which president has acquired ...

Paris Attacks Influence On The Syrian Refugee Admittance Process

Paris Attacks Influence On The Syrian Refugee Admittance Process

Huma Ilyas, Politics Writer

December 10, 2015


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Since the attacks in Paris, there have been many controversial arguments regarding the process of admitting Syrian refugees in the United States. Many U.S. governors have argued refugees pose a major threat to national security. The fundamental question is: Will America refuse refugee resettlement or help...

Tear Gas Used to Control Protests

Tear Gas Used to Control Protests

Gabrielle Safian, Politics Writer

December 10, 2015


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Tear gas is a non-lethal chemical weapon used to control protestors during their protest. However, this “non-lethal” gas is dangerous enough to be outlawed under the Chemical Weapons Convention for use in warfare. If we can’t use tear gas in war, is it safe to use against civilians? On November 1...

ACLU Fights for the Resettlement of Syrian Refugees

ACLU Fights for the Resettlement of Syrian Refugees

Laura Grajales, Politics Writer

December 10, 2015


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As a result of a civil war going on in Syria, thousands of Syrians are leaving their war-torn home country for a better life. Over the last few months, there has been controversy over the treatment and resettlement of refugees provoked by mass migration of fleeing Syrians. Some refugees have been rel...

Update: Trump Shrinks 12% in Polls Amid Paris Attacks

Update: Trump Shrinks 12% in Polls Amid Paris Attacks

Aamash Mussa, Politics Writer

December 8, 2015


Filed under Politics, Showcase

One of the aftermath effects that ended up affecting the U.S. from the Paris attacks was the drop in Trump’s support. On Nov. 22, Trump had generated a GOP high; 43 percent of Republican voters supported him. Five days later, that number dropped to 31 percent. So what could’ve happened in that shor...

The Impact of the NSA and Patriot Act on Privacy

The Impact of the NSA and Patriot Act on Privacy

Andrew Harrigan, Opinion Writer

December 8, 2015


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The year is 2001. You are living in the United States in the wake of the September 11th terrorist attacks. Out of the gloominess and ever-present dust comes a beam of hope--a beam of hope that will lower the chances of events like this ever happening again. This is the purpose of the Patriot Act. The Patriot Act, ...

Ted Cruz: Striking The Balance Between Outsider and Insider

Ted Cruz: Striking The Balance Between Outsider and Insider

Andrew Harrigan, Opinion Writer

December 8, 2015


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Amid the upcoming 2016 presidential election, there has always been a quest for the most qualified person in the running. In this race, it seems the most liked candidates are considered to be outsiders. The candidate most “outside” the political establishment, perhaps, is the heavy-hitting real est...

Turkey Fires On Russia

Turkey Fires On Russia

Jordan Roiland, Politics Writer

December 6, 2015


Filed under Politics, Showcase

More international conflict revolving around the Middle East is occurring as Turkey and Russia are now on bad terms. Russian President Vladimir Putin claims a Russian Su-24 was shot down by a Turkish F-16 while flying over Syrian territory. Turkish officials, however, claim the Russian plane was sho...

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