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Taxing sugary drinks could combat obesity

Taxing sugary drinks could combat obesity

July 20, 2013
Filed under Political Opinion

Obesity has become more prevalent in America over the past few decades than ever before. Although the culprits are plentiful, ranging from lack of exercise to the multitudes of fast food consumed each year, legislation has recently targeted sugary drinks. A tax on sugary drinks has been proposed recently...

The patenting of human genes is immoral

The patenting of human genes is immoral

July 20, 2013
Filed under Editorial

Technology is advancing at an astounding rate. With phone’s capabilities skyrocketing and computer technology breaking barriers more and more things are becoming possible. A recent proposal has been issued to the United States supreme court that calls for the patenting of human genes. The idea of it...

Government must cut military spending

Government must cut military spending

July 20, 2013
Filed under Political Opinion

With the United States in almost $17 trillion of debt, many people are looking at what is to blame. The most obvious choice is the U.S military, whose budget includes $526.6 billion for the Department of Defense base budget, but does not include war costs or nuclear weapon activities. With this huge...

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