Why the United States should re-establish ties with Cuba.

Jacob Yungman, Contributing Writer
October 28, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Despite the fact that the Berlin Wall fell down two decades ago during the collapse of the Soviet Union, the U.S. economic embargo on Cuba remains. Despite all of the shifting sands in terms of America’s bilateral relationships during the last half a century, the hostile relationship between the U.S.... Read more »

Rand Paul’s foreign policy is world class

Hunter Paul , Opinions Editor
October 28, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Rand Paul is not his father, especially when it comes to foreign policy. Last week, Paul laid out a remarkably rational and appealing case for conservative realism at the Center for The National Interest, distilling all of the lessons we have learned since... Read more »

The “Dark Web:” a hotbed for child porn, terrorism and democracy

Hunter Paul, Opinions Editor
October 27, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

To properly understand the “Dark Web,” one must picture the Internet as an iceberg: there is the Surface Web, upon which we waste our time watching cat videos and spewing ill-informed opinions onto the YouTube comments section – and then there is the “Dark Web,” which is comprised of encrypted... Read more »

Yes on Prop. 2 for state rainy day fund

Jacob Yungman, Contributing Writer
October 21, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

When the 2008 recession ravaged the American economy, state budgets tanked, prompting dramatic cuts in vital public services such as education. The state budget was in such disarray at the outset of the recession that in 2009, tuition increased by 32 percent alone in a single year for students within... Read more »

Postseason predictions are almost never what we expect.

Oscar Terrones, Assistant Sports Editor
October 21, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Sports predictions can be brutal. Take the MLB postseason column I wrote a couple weeks ago (that I’m sure you read), for example. I got every prediction wrong. That’s what makes sports great and horrible at the same time, and why we’re better off embracing the unexpected rather than trying to... Read more »

The New Texas ID Law Hurts Voters

Mara Feliciano, Mara is a senior double majoring in political science and criminal justice.
October 20, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

After Texas enacted highly restrictive voter ID laws for the upcoming general elections, civil rights groups, concerned voters and even the Obama administration assailed the crafters of this policy, describing it as deliberately constructing an obstacle course to prevent minorities and indigents from... Read more »

Bill Maher’s comments grossly misrepresent the nature of religion

Hunter Paul and Deric Mendes
October 16, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Ever since the Twin Towers fell, there has been a daft proclamation permeating from the media and pseudo-intellectuals like Sam Harris and pundits such as Bill Maher that the Muslim world doesn’t... Read more »

God is great, deer is good, and PETA is crazy

Jonathan Murrietta, Contributing Writer
October 15, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

“Whoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast, but even the compassion of the wicked is cruel (Proverbs 12:10).” Animal rights activists at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) should take heed of this proverb from the Bible. A righteous man cares about his animal, but... Read more »