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Congress’ compromise on opioids boosts confidence in government

A lot has changed since former President Richard Nixon declared drug abuse as “public enemy No. 1” on June 17, 1971, thus, declaring America’s war on drugs. More than 115 U.S. citizens die every day from opioid overdoses.  To put that into perspective, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 20,145 overdose deaths from…

The US needs to adopt new data  protection policies similar to the EU
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The US needs to adopt new data protection policies similar to the EU

On May 25, the data protection laws in Europe will undergo their most significant changes in the past 20 years. In recent years, companies both foreign and domestic have been adjusting their business practices to be in compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation. The GDPR will replace the European Commission’s Data Protection…

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Letter to the Editor: CIA should not invade Baruch campus life

In his recent opinion piece (The Ticker, April 16), Davon Singh echoes the Central Intelligence Agency’s marketing as he claims that the CIA choosing Baruch “to take part in its Signature School Program…[is] a prestigious honor.” When announcing the deal, the Agency’s former director, immigrant-basher Mike Pompeo, cynically claimed the partnership would further “diversity.” Now Singh cites Baruch’s “ethnically diverse” composition to claim that “Baruch students must…

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Are ‘real’ books useful?

Walking through the aisles of the library, shelf by shelf, looking for a book to find a precise line to cite in a research paper can be an exhausting and a time-consuming process. Finding the book alone is hectic enough. As students, the struggle of finding credible sources for a research paper is one that…

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Trump must rectify nuclear deal with Iran or face the consequences

Actions always speak louder than words, and this idiom is especially applicable to international relations. A crucial tool for diplomacy and gamesmanship is that countries talk to signify their foreign policy objectives, which allows other countries to interpret what each might do. Rather, actions are important indicators of a country’s true intentions. Actions of consequence…

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#MeToo finally got Cosby

Last summer, Bill Cosby escaped justice with his first trial ending in a hung jury. This time, however, after two days of deliberation, a new jury found Cosby guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in his home. The woman, Andrea Constand, was joined by other women who had accused the disgraced TV star…

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Is Korea nearing peace?

The meeting between North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and South Korea’s Moon Jae-in on April 27 was one that set a historical precedent. It resembled the fall of the Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin in 1989, in which decades of isolation finally ended. The stark contrast between democracy and repression appeared to dissolve….

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