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Flip Flops Not Just for the Summer Months

December 13, 2011


John Stuart Mill objects to censorship and believes that freedom of speech is essential to a society that wants to progress to the ultimate truth.  While watching the Republican debates, I can’t help but wonder if Mill would condone the flip-flopping politics of the candidates, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich.  They have a right to […]

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Sterilized Without a Choice

December 10, 2011


An article published on titled, “Thousands Sterilized, a State Weighs Restitution” talks about how thousands of people in North Carolina were sterilized between 1933-1977 without fully understanding the procedure, and most were forced into the operation or else their welfare checks would no longer be sent. Social workers were given the authority to recommend […]

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Does being famous make you above the law?

December 9, 2011


This whole idea of famous people being able to do whatever they want isn’t exactly a new one.  It’s probably the majority of the reason why people want to be famous (in addition to the money, money and the cars, cars and the hoes… I suppose).  It’s often made fun of – think of how […]

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America’s Savior; He Came, He Saw and He….Was Killed?

December 5, 2011


You hear it every day. It’s common knowledge. America is currently in one of the worst financial and social depressions of its modern era; unemployment in October 2011 was 13.897 million and the current total debt is estimated at over $15 Trillion. To be blunt, America is in tough financial times. Very tough times. But […]

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Dirty Hands and Professional Athletics

November 15, 2011


Over the last few weeks, we have spent a lot of time talking about Machiavelli’s The Prince and Martin Hollis’ Dirty Hands. The Prince is essentially a piece of writing that outlines how Machiavelli believes a Prince should rule over his people. The Hollis reading, which is based around many of Machiavelli’s ideas, presents the […]

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The Walking Dead and the State of Nature

November 15, 2011


  In a zombie-apocalyptic world, a legitimized state seizes to exist, and society returns to the State of Nature. In one of the latest episodes of The Walking Dead, one of the characters is confronted with the concept of justified harm in the State of Nature. On a mission through the woods, the group of […]

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Election 2012: Is the media obligated to give fair time during debates?

November 14, 2011


We are now many months into the 2012 Republican primaries, and the televised debates have played a major role in helping the public decide who to support.  There have been 11 debates thus far, and 5 remain before the first caucus in Iowa in January.  The most recent debate occurred this past Saturday on CBS, […]

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YouthInAsia (Euthanasia); Not Just Little Kids in the Far East

November 5, 2011


Think about a senior citizen being told by their doctor that they only have a month to live and the road to the end will be one filled with pain, progressively getting worse. Sadly, this is not an out-of-the-ordinary situation in society today. Euthanasia refers to intentionally ending another person’s life to relieve pain and […]

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A Few Good Men

November 4, 2011

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A Few Good Men is a fictionalized courtroom drama movie that was nominated for four Oscars. The movie stars Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, and Kevin Pollack. In this intense thriller, Lt. Daniel Kaffee (Cruise), a Navy lawyer defends two Marines who murdered another Marine. Col. Nathan Jessup (Nicholson) is the base […]

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The First Amendment: How far is too far?

November 3, 2011


On October 31, 2011, I attended the presentation by Congressman Eric Cantor. I’m not writing about the content of his presentation, rather the actions of the protestors. I was surprised by how rude and disrespectful the protestors acted. The first amendment states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the […]

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