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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

With the rise of Uber, the taxi industry is too small to survive

Throughout the past decade, the ridesharing company Uber has established its prominence in the transportation industry worldwide. A fixture of the sharing economy that is developing  among millennials, Uber’s growth has largely displaced the...

Campaign finance contributions are a threat to American democracy and should be addressed as...

In 1907, President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed in his State of the Union Address that “the need for collecting large campaign funds would vanish if Congress provided an appropriation for the proper and legitimate expenses...

Ammunition control may be the future of Second Amendment Discussions

The Second Amendment to the US Constitution clearly states that “a well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall...

The curious case of white people against Marie Kondo

The Netflix series "Tidying Up With Marie Kondo" has taken the world by storm since its debut. The star of the show, Marie Kondo, is a pleasant Japanese consultant who helps people clean up...

America and the world: where Democrats will differ in 2020

It is the beginning of the new year, a new congress has been sworn in and that, of course, means we need to start talking about presidential politics. Mostly because three candidates (Elizabeth Warren,...

Disney lobbies Congress to change copyright laws

Disney’s recent lobbying efforts have extended copyright laws far past their original expiration date. As a result, Mickey Mouse will not enter the public domain until 2024, and Star Trek won’t enter the public...

Lessons from France: nationalism vs. patriotism

  At a World War I commemoration event on Nov. 11 in Paris, President Emmanuel Macron of France seemed to directly address the concern surrounding President Trump recently proclaiming himself a nationalist. In his speech...

What America needs to learn about overseas intervention

America’s tendency to interfere in affairs overseas has put the world under an unofficial “American Empire.” Although the term ‘empire’ is not used by the United States directly, other countries which express opposition to...

Another look at the Italian election: are its consequences being ignored?

In March 2018, the Italian general election ended with a hung parliament after no running party achieved a clear majority in the legislature. Neither the center-right nor center-left coalitions, nor the populist Five Star...

Contrition and honesty are the best choice when confronting a painful, racist past

In the past few weeks, the Commonwealth of Virginia has been ravaged by another racial controversy. On Feb. 1, 2019, a yearbook from Governor Ralph Northam was released to the mainstream media. This yearbook...