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EDITORIAL: Fixing the political climate

Across the right and left, few people seem happy with the state of American politics. A quadrennial tradition, as predictable as the election that always inspires it, is the griping about contemporary politics.

EDITORIAL: Citizens wants to sue Saudis

            The U.S. Senate passed a bill last week that would allow families of victims involved in the September 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabian officials for damages.

EDITORIAL: Kenya burns ivory

Last Saturday 105 metric tons of elephant tusk ivory was burned in 11 pyres around the Nairobi National Park in Kenya as part of removing ivory from the multi million dollar illegal ivory trade in Kenya.

EDITORIAL: 28 pages later

Over the past 18 months, the Federal Reserve has been quietly releasing documents from the 9/11 commission that ended its investigation in 2004.  The documents focus on Saudi Arabia's involvement with 9/11.

EDITORIAL: A single payer system

We have all heard criticism of the Affordable Care Act or Obama Care ad nasuem. Most of the criticism comes from people who oppose the Affordable Care Act because they feel that the law is too close to universal health care. Last Thursday, a group of 2,000 doctors released a proposal in the American Journal of Public Health that calls for a single payer health care system in U.S.

EDITORIAL: Prince's pain pill problem

Prince, the revolutionary musical icon, died last month at the age of 57 and drugs may have been involved, despite Prince’s long standing reputation for being clean.

EDITORIAL: Google takes over the world

There is an ongoing antitrust lawsuit against Google and it’s hold over the smart phone market place, according to a New York Times article.

EDITORIAL: Sanders' similarities with the Pope

Social media was abuzz last week over news that Sen. Bernie Sanders had been invited to the Vatican by Pope Francis.  After rumors began to circulate that the above statement was incorrect, debate ensued, plagued with broad generalizations and sweeping characteristics about candidates and their respective parties, over how and why Sanders had actually been invited to the Vatican.  It turns out that the Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, invited Sanders to address the Academy during their conference on social, economic, and environmental issues.  The conference celebrates the 25th anniversary of an encyclical by Pope John Paul II about the pitfalls of the market economy and the globalization of the aforementioned issues. No, the Pope himself did not wake up one morning and decide to invite Sanders to a meeting as some sort of subliminal endorsement of his candidacy. However, a bishop, who is quite close to the pope, did make a specific decision about which candidate for the United States presidency to invite to speak on these issues. And he chose Bernie Sanders.  This should be not overlooked or marginalized.

EDITORIAL: Thick colored skin

Journalists are supposed to have thick skins. Right? As champions of the written word, we all have the authority vested in us to write anything we damn well please.

EDITORIAL: A foundation of democracy

For Americans, our election has seemed like a miasma of a reality T.V. and struggles within political parties themselves.

EDITORIAL: Lil 5 do's and don'ts

DO: Listen to the races on the radio Even if you cannot shell out the $25 to go see the race in person—because let’s be honest, every $25 counts when you owe IU upwards of $20k—you should at least consider listening to the race on the radio.

EDITORIAL: Clock runs out for Kesha in New York

On Wednesday, New York State Supreme Court Justice Kornreich dismissed Kesha Rose Sebert’s claims of Dr. Luke’s sexual assault due to a varying degree of unfortunate complications.

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