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THE DEFINITION OF ME: BOY SCOUTS AND SEXUAL ORIENTATION

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What does the definition of me, the boy scouts, and homosexuality have in common? Last month, the 1,400 voting members of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) voted (with more than 60% in favor) to allow openly gay scouts to

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THE ACQUITTAL OF GEORGE ZIMMERMAN

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, then you know by now that a jury recently found George Zimmerman not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin, the young (and incidentally, black) teenager who found himself inside a gated Florida community one

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STATE PREJUDICE? THE FALLACY OF SUPREME COURT DECISIONS

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Are Supreme Court decisions legitimately valid for all Americans, or are they authoritarian mandates from a remote, impersonal, and out-of-touch legislative body? When the Supreme Court made its two recent rulings about equality—one in regards to voting rights and the

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STATISTICAL SENSATIONALISM IN THE MEDIA

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We live in a time when many hazardous things happen on a daily basis, ranging from the accustomed and banal (paper cuts) to the dramatic and lethal (the Boston marathon bombings). Instances such as the latter are truly horrific and

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GROCERIES AT RADIO SHACK? INDIAN WOMAN DENIED ABORTION AND DIES

By Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

There has been a despicable series of developments in the news lately, after the unfortunate death of Mrs. Savita Halappanavar—an Indian woman denied abortion, and whom subsequently died on October 28th 2012 at an Irish hospital. The physician in charge

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STAPLERS, DOLPHINS, AND GAY MARRIAGE

by Jeff Belmonte from Cuiabá, Brazil

Gay marriage is a hot topic nowadays, especially with the Supreme Court in the middle of deciding whether the laws adopted by various States that do not allow same-sex couples to wed are constitutional or not. Many wait in eager

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DON’T STOP AND FRISK

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‘Guilty until proven innocent’ is one of the many ways to describe the illegal, unconstitutional, immoral, indecent and egregious NYC Police policy of “stop and frisk”. This program was initiated in 2002 as a means to combat crime and decrease

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THE SELECTIVE EVILS

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What are some of the selective evils in our modern world, and how have these evils perverted our interaction with society? If you’re like me, you hold a very pessimistic view of the world, and believe that most human beings

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