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Reagan’s age of conservatism dies out

Donald J. Trump has awoken the beast of the silent majority and is looking to capture the nomination this summer. Yet even when his approval ratings were as unfavorable as 64.3 percent, his victories in challenging the current GOP bosses and winning several caucuses and primaries mark a rarely discussed point in terms of the…

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Drug addicts require aid

Medical treatment should be expanded to include opioid addicts When we picture addiction, we might imagine a newsreel from the ‘80s focused on the inner cities that suffered from the crack epidemic and the accompanying explosion in gang activity and urban decay. We probably would not visualize a doctor’s office as a major source of…

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Hookah laws draw Ire

Imposed restrictions on the use of hookah products are impractical Recently proposed legislation will prohibit anyone under the age of 21 from using hookah and ban the sale of hookah products, in addition to a plethora of other rules. Supporters cite public health as the reasoning behind the new legislation, while critics claim this is…

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Politicker: Putin exemplifies mastery of media

Press availability and dictatorship tend to not mix. An authoritarian leader relies on his or her leadership not being questioned. Therefore, the entire profession of journalism is a risky one to accommodate. Indeed, it is intuitive that the Kim Jong-Uns and Bashar al-Assads of the world would not want someone with a camera and a…

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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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