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Ted Cruz’s speech goes beyond necessary means

Anna Kaul
October 16, 2013
Filed under Political Opinion

Senator Ted Cruz from Texas stood before the Senate and spoke for 21 hours on the need to defund Obamacare on Sept. 24. With a potential government shutdown looming, his speech was unsympathetic to the true needs of the citizens he was chosen to represent, proving the damaging effects of partisan politics....

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...

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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