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Saturday, May 18
The Indiana Daily Student

Editorial


EDITORIAL: Panama Papers are a bigger deal than you think

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If you haven’t heard of the Panama Papers or don’t know what they mean, then you’ve seriously misjudged the gravity of the situation. You see, it turns out that the stereotypical trope of rich people hiding away all of their money in a “Swiss bank account” is actually true, except the accounts happen to be in Panama. The world’s richest and most powerful people “invest” their money in fake business in order to avoid taxation.



EDITORIAL: Free speech under fire

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The presidential debate has taken a new format – side walk chalk. Across the nation universities have been battling with a new freedom of speech debate focused on chalk messages scribbled across campuses.


EDITORIAL: Moose on the Loose

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It’s a sad day when a student can’t get their fix of Chocolate Moose. And it might be a sad semester for many of us now that the building will be temporarily closed down.  The Chocolate Moose will be closing down and rebuilt to a new four-story building, according to store owner Justin Loveless.  The Editorial Board is saddened by this news, but we hope the new restaurant will be better for giving students their ice cream.

EDITORIAL: Uneasy acquaintances

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One handshake can tell it all. The latest meeting between President Obama and President Raúl Castro began with a bungling of a greeting. The failed handshake between the two leaders showed the uneasiness that still exists between the two nations and the shaky ground that this new relationship will be resting on.




EDITORIAL: A dangerous drug bill

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We’ve all been told time and time again that drugs are bad. This hardly ever stops people from taking them though - even with strict punishments for sale, possession, and use. Not every drug is illegal.




EDITORIAL: Braving Brussels

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As benefactors of freedom and impartiality, we need to put an end to this Us versus Them mentality. We fail to recognize that we are all afraid because deep down, we know that there is no tried and true method of handling this.


EDITORIAL: Unnecessary burdens on abortion

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Last Thursday, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed into law House Enrolled Act 1337, which creates limitations on abortion in the state of Indiana. The Editorial Board claims that the law is drastically unnecessary for women’s rights and must be repealed immediately.


EDITORIAL: Background checks of Police

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The National Decertification Index is, surprisingly, not widely used. The index contains the names of all police officers that have been decertified in their jurisdiction for things such as insubordination or misconduct.


EDITORIAL: ISIS attacks called 'genocide'

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The terror that is sweeping through the Middle East known as ISIS now has the official label of genocide from the United States government. The editorial board hopes that this will spur some action and collaboration with the international community against ISIS.





EDITORIAL: Religious protection in Russia

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If you’ve ever heard of the punk art group Pussy Riot, then you may already know about Russia’s controversial law that prohibits anyone from “offending the sentiments of Orthodox believers”.