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Is Executive Action on Gun control good for U.S.?

Mark Winokur

February 9, 2016

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Executive action restricts honest citizens Sam Lombardo Several weeks ago, President Barack Obama added nearly 4,000 regulations through executive orders. These regulations focused on a wide variety of issues, including the increased use of electronic cigarettes. The most notable regulations, however, were those placed on guns, and, more specifically, the gun dealers. There ar...

Should the United States accept Syrian refugees?

Anders Russell

December 17, 2015

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U.S. owes refugees chance for new life Anders Russell The involvement of the United States in the Syrian Civil War has resulted in increased instability and more intense conflict in the country. In fact, the United States has been supporting radical Islamic regimes since the Cold War. Because we have contributed to this instability, it is our responsibility to help the...

Should Grady provide a laptop to each student?

Bailey Kish

November 10, 2015

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Costs prohibit program’s possibility Bailey Kish As we begin to rely on computers to perform more and more tasks in our day-to-day lives, one place that has escaped the influence of computers has been the classroom. While computers can be used in classrooms, they are used sporadically and, for all their benefits, computers cannot replace good teachers. Providing a laptop...

Should the U.S. military deploy troops in Syria?

The Southerner

October 7, 2015

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Military needed to maintain order Sam Lombardo When Sarah Palin was asked about her strategy for mending the Syrian Civil War, she replied “Let Allah sort it out.” While it’s obvious that this plan of action is far too docile to be effective, putting boots on the ground in Syria is the initiative we need. To understand why, we must first understand the progression of the S...

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