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Sheffey: In defense of the Iran deal

Ariel Sheffey, Op-Ed Contributor

October 16, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

On Friday morning, President Donald Trump spoke from the White House about his decision to decertify the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, more colloquially known as the Iran Deal. Calling it one of the “worst and most one-sided...

Wolfe: Third-party tickets not viable in 2020 due to political system

Michael Wolfe, Op-Ed Contributor

October 15, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

On Aug. 1, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R- Tenn.) and U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) announced hearings, hoping to manufacture bipartisan legislation that could stabilize the Affordable Care Act. But then, partisanship stuck its...

Soto: Rollback of birth control mandate will make college students less safe, less healthy

Isabella Soto, Columnist

October 12, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Let me begin this column by establishing a fundamental truth. Hormonal birth control, in its various forms, is simply that — hormones. It can aid in preventing a pregnancy, reduce painful cramps caused by menstruation and help...

Sainati: Don’t give Bernie Sanders credit for socialism’s surge

Leo Sainati, Op-Ed Contributor

October 10, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

We all have that one friend who’s probably a socialist. Seriously, though, chances are most of us may actually have at least one socialist friend –– a reality emblematic of the dramatic, yet predictable rise of the Democratic...

Sumra: US just suffered a terror attack, why aren’t we treating it like one?

Eish Sumra, Columnist

October 3, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

As the dust settles on what was the largest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, questions will surely be prompted from all sides. From liberals, we’ll likely see the bombast of gun control, whereas the usual rhetoric — of...

Boyd: Recognize Suu Kyi’s culpability in Rohingya genocide

Ryan Boyd, Op-Ed Contributor

October 3, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

The world is witnessing a case of ethnic cleansing in Myanmar. The minority Rohingya Muslim population in Rakhine State are being systematically killed, terrorized and driven from their homes. Over 500,000 Rohingya have fled the...

Trejos: GOP tax plan will grow U.S. economy, help working class

Jose Trejos, Columnist

September 28, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

After months of internal debate, the GOP finally released the main points of its tax plan, its major legislative initiative before the 2018 election cycle. While many crucial details are still under debate, the tax plan has greatly...