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Money In Politics

Nicholas Johnson

April 4, 2017

As geriatric socialist, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) once said of money’s impact on the electoral process, “A few wealthy individuals and corporations have bought up our private sector and now they're buying up the government. Campaign finance reform is the most important issue facing us today, b...

The Dangers of Cult-Like Behavior on the Far Left and Far Right

The Dangers of Cult-Like Behavior on the Far Left and Far Right

March 3, 2017

“Many cults start off with high ideals that get corrupted by leaders or their board of advisors who become power-hungry and dominate and control member’s lives. No group with high ideals starts off as a ‘cult’; they become one when their errant ways are exposed.” - Philip Zimbardo. Most people view ...

MSA Presidential Candidate Fails to Condemn Antisemitism

MSA Presidential Candidate Fails to Condemn Antisemitism

Madison Dibble

March 2, 2017

Over the past month, antisemitism has shown its ugly face on campus. Posters advocating for the for global white supremacy blamed Jewish people for “destroying the country through mass immigration and degeneracy”. Beyond posters, threats have been targeted at Jewish community centers in St. Paul and ...

Spring Break 2017: A Sign of Successful Surviving

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March 1, 2017

With Spring Break’s arrival comes a multitude of feelings across the University of Minnesota’s twin cities campus: “Good thing Spring Break is arriving, because I haven’t had a moment to breathe in weeks,” says the overachiever; “I can’t wait to reward myself for my hard work,” says ...

The USA Secedes from the TPP

The USA Secedes from the TPP

Wyatt Beito

February 13, 2017

On January 23, just three days after his inauguration, President Donald J. Trump fulfilled one of his many campaign promises by formally withdrawing the United States of America from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP ultimately came out of seven years of negotiations that produced a comp...

Public Contraception: Prying and Prohibiting Accountability

Wyatt Beito

February 13, 2017

Contraceptives should not be morally obligatory, nor should the bedroom be the business of the government. The way the current healthcare system works to provide federally subsidized birth control provides publicly-funded Title X “safety net” health centers around the United States, which provide famil...

The Conservatism of “Free” Birth Control

The Conservatism of “Free” Birth Control

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February 13, 2017

Government-funded birth control is one of the most conservative solutions out there. Before questioning what you just read or even ignoring the rest of this article altogether, you did not read that first sentence incorrectly; government-funded birth control is conservative. At this point, our Demo...

The Burqa Ban: A Feminist Policy

The Burqa Ban: A Feminist Policy

David Blondin

January 26, 2017

In an unexpected statement, German Chancellor Angela Merkel proposed that Germanyban the burqa or niqab (the Islamic headdresses that covers a woman's face) wherever possible. Merkel's statementmay be understandably shocking to some people: from the woman who wants no government interventionin her life, to t...

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