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Politicker: IMF backing Renminbi raises worries

The International Monetary Fund has decided to include the Chinese Renminbi in the special drawings rights basket as a reserve currency in the global financial system. The decision is, among other things, a vote of confidence in the Chinese government to act on promises for financial reform. Though ranking as the second largest economy in…

Baseless concerns surround NATO
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Baseless concerns surround NATO

Ideas that escalations in Syria will lead to World War III are baseless and highly unlikely in today’s world Cold War overtones quickly emerged after Turkey shot down a Russian bomber last week. The chances of military escalation are low. However, this incident highlighted the dangers of Russian and NATO aircrafts operating over the same…

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Clinton’s college plan is frail

In the maelstrom of the long run for the White House in 2016, the media has followed the verbal uproar of 17 Republicans, lead by Donald Trump, blowing hot and cold from the right. From the left, Democratic candidates have also tapped into the deep underground currents of disaffection and frustration shared by a large…

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Trump shakes up the presidential race

As if Armageddon could not come any sooner, Donald Trump announced he is running for president. In the two months since his announcement, he called Mexicans rapists, questioned John McCain’s military service, gave out a Senator’s phone number and blamed Megyn Kelly’s tough debate questions on her period. Despite all of this, however, his poll…

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Politicker: Social media vital in securing votes

Only the most naive or unobservant of people could bring themselves to believe that an election is won by the most qualified candidate. Intuition tells us that money buys elections, but as every intro to marketing course has taught us, social media has the capacity to transform society—and its elections. As clickbait content dominates the…

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Tinder not guilty in dating apocalypse

The dating game is a series of dissatisfactions and disappointments. It is a cycle of broken trust and loneliness that brings humble people to apps like Tinder and leaves them reeling over the state of human affairs. We put our hearts on the line and are handed them back in sad, tiny pieces. Vanity Fair…

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Living wage key to American Dream

In 1931, an American author named James Truslow Adams wrote of an idea he called the American Dream. He wrote that the dream required that we aspire toward creating a society that provided a “land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or…

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IRS data breach comes with lessons

The IRS recently announced that a handful of unidentified cybercriminals have gained access to the tax forms of 330,000 taxpayers. The original number was 104,000 but further investigation revealed the true extent of the damage inflicted. The criminals in question also retrieved the personal information of an additional 610,000 taxpayers using what was supposed to…

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Pell Grants for incarcerated persons can curb recidivism

On July 28, the Obama administration announced that it would be taking steps to offer inmates the chance of receiving Pell Grants for college-level courses. The plan has already garnered much controversy from some of the president’s long-standing political opponents. It will be the first of its kind since 1994 when Congress stifled the practice…

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