Unrest in Ukraine: Political and Military Crisis reaffirm East-West Divisions
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Unrest in Ukraine: Political and Military Crisis reaffirm East-West Divisions

by Robert Callobridge. In February, leaders of Ukraine’s government authorized the use of lethal force against protesters, an act that left 77 dead, demonstrators emboldened, and a fugitive president charged with mass murder. In the aftermath, Russian military forces landed in the country’s southern peninsula while the country veered ever closer toward financial and economic … Continue reading

Prison Releases Mark New Low in U.S.-Afghan Relations
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Prison Releases Mark New Low in U.S.-Afghan Relations

by Thom Kilburn On Feb. 13, 65 prisoners were released from Afghanistan’s high security Bagram detainment facility—a move that garnered significant condemnation from U.S. officials who claim the prisoners are “dangerous insurgents”. The U.S. embassy in Kabul said some of the former detainees were responsible for the deaths of Afghan civilians, and Afghan and NATO troops. … Continue reading

Editorials

Putting God in His Place

by Lindsay Hunt Our Constitution and its accompanying Bill of Rights are the foundational documents on which our national identity rests. The interpretation and application of these American staples have been the subject of innumerable debates that will continue for the foreseeable future, but none of these debates are as relevant or impactful as those concerning … Continue reading

Editorials

The Lego Movie: A Story of Capitalist Triumph and Moral Sentiments

by Red Negro Warning: This article contains spoilers for the film The Lego Movie. Despite the condemnation of the recent box office hit The Lego Movie (2014) by the Fox News network as an ‘anti-business’ film, Lego Movie is a film that celebrates capitalist triumph, while delivering a subtle warning about the consequences of neoliberal common-sense … Continue reading

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Saving Lolita: Preventing the Hypersexualization of Young Girls

by Lena Chen Girls between the ages of 7 and 12 spent $1.6 million on thong underwear in 2003, according to Time Magazine.  Pre-teen thongs aren’t the only occurrence of inappropriate clothing; mall offerings include sexy jeans, high heels for children, T-shirts with (often inappropriate) words across the chest and miniskirts for infants, toddlers and … Continue reading