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Politicker: US deserves either Trump or Sanders

It is easy, albeit reductive, to suggest that the United States is a superpower in decline. The 2008 financial crisis, and certainly the looming threat of the next, colors the rhetoric of our politics. We are certainly doomed, we are no longer great, we are weak and fragile. It is an environment of chaos and…

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Fantasy sports do not require regulation

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is taking daily fantasy sport sites, such as FanDuel and DraftKings, to court because according to him, they practice “illegal gambling.” This is ridiculous. Let us acknowledge the fact that New York is truly becoming a nanny-state. Many sports fanatics enjoy contributing to and playing year-long fantasy sports. There…

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No harm done investing in education

Sean Combs, whose alias “Diddy” serves as a better marker of identification, has initiated the development of the Capital Prep Harlem Charter School. The school will model after Capital Preparatory Magnet in Hartford, which boasts high graduation results and high college acceptances. Diddy was principally prompted in the direction of funding an after school program…

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Students should not use spring break as a time for studying

Those of us who are social enough to have friends outside of the CUNY system must be getting really tired of browsing through their social media feeds. From trips to Cancun and Europe to enjoying the beaches of Florida, it seems as though everyone except CUNY students is on spring break. Instead, students at schools…

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US evading refugee duty

Belgium’s Bruxelles-National Airport and Metro have slammed the door shut on fleeing refugees in search of a safe haven in Europe. Even the capture of Salah Abdeslam a few days before could not stop Belgian authorities from worrying that another attack by the Islamic State group was in the wings. The tragedy in Brussels, besides…

Gawker performs shoddy journalism
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Gawker performs shoddy journalism

Hulk Hogan, World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Famer, actor and now the most recent victim of the Internet bully known as Gawker, is in the news. The media company has once again portrayed their senseless obsession with celebrities and their private lives. Hogan is suing Gawker for $100 million dollars over the public release of…

Rise of the right signals shift in Germany
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Rise of the right signals shift in Germany

The far-right Alternative fur Deutschland party gained political success in Germany, coming second in regional elections in Saxony-Anhalt and third in Rhineland-Palatinate and Baden-Wuerttemberg. As a result, members of AfD are now part of the law-making process. For a country that tried so hard to acknowledge and repress its Nazi history, having far-right influence in…

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Politicker: US cannot meddle in creation of state

The conflagration of the Syrian civil war was caused by the ingenuity of opportunists of a variety of ideological tilts, looking to profit despite the chaos. Though the Islamic State group reigns supreme in the headlines, a smattering of militia outfits like the Northern Storm Brigade and the Sham legion vie for control in a…

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Easier internet access brings progress

The FCC recently announced that it may be considering to allow families beneath a certain income level to pay $9.25 for broadband Internet. This new initiative is a part of a program called “Lifeline,” unleashed by the FCC. The vote to approve the program will take place on March 31, and is expected to pass…

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Kasich remains optimistic

Decidedly unoptimistic forces have seized us as of late. We are confronted, in the worlds of media and entertainment and especially politics, with unpleasant, unfair and sometimes incomprehensible negativity—the negativity of humiliation, of scapegoating, of bad people behaving with impunity. It is delivered to us intravenously through our televisions and computers and smartphones, and it…

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