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Poll defects lead to disappointments

New York had its first relevant primary election in years and, as one could predict, it was plagued with reports of voter irregularities. Allegedly, more than 125,000 democratic voters were removed from the rolls, with another few thousand voters claiming their party affiliation was unlawfully switched from Democrat to Republican, disallowing them from voting in…

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Catholic Church adapts under new Pope

Like his sainted namesake, Pope Francis has joyfully applied large quantities of love to soften hidebound traditions of the Roman Church in Amoris Laericia, issued on April 6. Since ascending the throne of St. Peter in March 2013, he has concerned himself with the condition of man and the Church, as he tried to walk…

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Lin allegations breed worry

The charges against Lt. Edward C. Lin highlight the dangers of spies Our troops are said to be the strongest fighting force in the world, with thousands of men and women committing their lives to keeping our country safe every single day. These people deserve our respect and gratitude. But the people who betray comrades…

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CUNY facilities should expand to accommodate other uses

CUNY’s dedication to integrity has been part of the university’s agenda since its inception. Keeping to the spirit, CUNYAC Office partnered up with the United States Paralympic Committee to create CUNY Gateway to Gold Event, the first CUNY-wide competition for students with physical impairments. The event was held at Queens College on April 17. According…

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Bill Clinton’s apology gets foul criticism

An admission of wrongdoing does not create amends with members of the Black Lives Matter campaign Bill and Hillary Clinton stood at the Antioch Baptist Church in Harlem a few days before the primary election in New York State and narrated the death of Eric Garner to ordinary Sunday churchgoers. It was the former president…

Cuomo issues irrational travel ban
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Cuomo issues irrational travel ban

Although Cuomo’s judgment is sound, there are better ways to protest against discriminatory laws Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant passed a discriminatory law that allows businesses and nonprofit organizations the right to deny services to members of the LGBTQ community. In response, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo banned all non-essential travel to Mississippi. As a result,…

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Tuition wars expose hypocrisy in CUNY

Amazingly, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his Albany poltroons backed away from cutting $485 million from the $154 billion budget on April 2. CUNY Chancellor James Milliken and the Board of Trustees breathed a sigh of relief; investments in the critical maintenance of the universities and communities saw a slight increase, which they welcomed. CUNY’s administrators…

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Preventing terror needs new strategies

Intelligence agencies need to focus less on individual suspects and more on cooperative measures Upon discovery that the Brussels bombing was intended to target Paris once more, it was revealed to the world that the decrepit security apparatus in the EU poses as much a threat to the people it protects as the terrorists it…

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Visit from the first lady validates the success of CUNY

First lady Michelle Obama is set to deliver the commencement address during the graduation ceremony at the City College of New York on June 3. The campus will host the 107th graduation ceremony. This year, the graduating class is comprised of more than 3,000 students. The first lady is speaking at the college because of…

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Class struggles continue

Panama Papers highlight inequality between economic classes When a John Doe released the biggest information leak in history, a staggering 2.6 terabytes-worth of documentation of clientele, what was once a conspiracy theory proved to be disturbingly true. The mega-rich hid their assets as falsely and as well as they could, in order to avoid returning…

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