Monday April 21st 2014

Categories

Archives

‘Editorials’ Archives

Obamacare Unconstitutional

Obamacare Unconstitutional

Rebecca Hadjiloucas '11 Much controversy has surrounded the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as, “Obamacare.” Reaction to the statute was fiercely bipartisan, evidencing a striking dichotomy between Democrats and Republicans not only regarding the issue itself, but also concerning the wider implications of governmental [...]

Healthcare Reform is Completely Constitutional

Healthcare Reform is Completely Constitutional

Alice Schoneman '13 Today there are innumerable questions surrounding the Health Care Bill that was signed into law only last March. For many, even the name is an enigma. Some refer to the law as “Obamacare.” Others, “the job-killing health law.” Very few refer to it by its accurate name: “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care [...]

The Debt is Out of Control

The Debt is Out of Control

Travis Shingledecker '13 Beginning in the year of 2007, the American financial crisis has been perhaps the most publicized and pressing issue in the country and has had some of the most troubling influences on America’s citizens. Currently, the national debt is approximately 13.95 trillion dollars, which is bewilderingly about fourteen times [...]

Free Speech, Not Vitriolic Remarks

Rebecca Hadjiloucas '11 I was deeply saddened by the events of January 8, the shooting in Tucson, Arizona, which left 6 dead, and 13 wounded. The violent actions of Jared Loughner will go down in American history as reprehensible and senseless. However, the blame stops there. Loughner’s message was not political, but nihilistic. Politics may [...]

Congress and the Merits of Compromise

Alice Schoneman '13 On January 5, 2011, the 112th Congress was sworn in to usher in a “new era” of governance. This new session of Congress, however, is not just a “new era:” it is a test that will prove how well Republican and Democratic Congressmen and Congresswomen can work together to make necessary reforms. Yes, some may claim that [...]

In Defense of Western Parenting

In Defense of Western Parenting

Rebecca Hadjiloucas '11 Amy Chua is destructive, unreasonable, merciless, and approaches racist. Her excerpt in the WSJ, “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior,” is an attack on not only enlightened thought but also children everywhere. Parenting varies across continents; however, that is no excuse for abusive behavior. Many practices such as [...]

The So-Called “Battle Cry” of a Chinese Mother

The So-Called “Battle Cry” of a Chinese Mother

Sharon Xu '12 Yale professor Amy Chua recently published a controversial book, The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, that left American mothers in an uproar. Stephen Colbert, in an insightful remark on his show the Colbert Report, stated that the book has “both enraged and secretly threatened mothers across America. They think wrong, but [...]

Colbert or Stewart?

Colbert or Stewart?

The Defender of Truthiness Hamza Shad '13 The Rev. Sir Dr. Stephen T. Colbert, D.F.A. is one of America’s greatest citizens, a patriot willing to speak up and tell how things really are. With two species, an ice cream flavor, and a NASA treadmill named after him, Stephen Colbert is the most influential person of our lifetime, much more [...]

Proposition 19: Deeply Flawed

Travis Shingledecker '13 On November 2, there was a ballot in the state of California that presented the Regulate Control and Tax Cannabis Act Initiative, as well as an abundance of other rather important initiatives. This specific act, more commonly addressed as Proposition 19, primarily possessed the power to legalize marijuana-related [...]

Proposition 19: Stimulate the Economy

Piper Gellman '13 Can a government truly convince its people not to endanger their health by proscribing the very source that endangers their health? NO! The ineffective results of the illegalization of marijuana continue to display that our country is refusing to progress.  History has proven that when a people’s source of enjoyment (such [...]

 Page 4 of 6  « First  ... « 2  3  4  5  6 »