Firing someone because of transgender identity or sexual orientation is wrong

February 28, 20120

Generally, opinion columns should not serve as a writer’s keyboard confessional. However, there are rare circumstances in which divulging personal…

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Monsanto is ‘evil’

February 7, 20120

Monsanto, the multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation, is evil. But not for the reasons you might suspect. Sure, Monsanto puts small…

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Occupy Wall Street is a protest of last resort

November 1, 20110

Occupy Wall Street (OWS) is one of the most widespread protest movements in recent memory. What began as a few…

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Part 4 of 4: Increasing taxes on the rich

October 25, 20110

Part 3/4: Gross inequity hurts GDP Part 2/4: Making the case for the wealthy Over the last month, I’ve tried…

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Tax the rich, Part 3: Gross inequity hurts GDP

October 19, 20110

My two previous articles addressed the normative issues associated with increasing taxes on the wealthy. I answered the question of…

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Making the case for wealthy, Part 2 of 4

October 11, 20110

Alex Rodriguez is a genuine baseball prodigy. In his junior year of High School, Rodriguez was selected as both the…

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Distributive justice in this American economy: winning the birth lottery is not good reason to be wealthy, the ‘elite’ should pay more taxes (part 1 of 4)

October 2, 20110

Everyone seems to be obsessed with taxes. Warren Buffet and Barack Obama believe we ought to raise taxes on the…

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Perry’s comments toward scientists unfair, dishonest

September 13, 20110

I generally don’t take politics personally. Sure, I’ve been called an “America-hating” liberal, a “socialist,” a “Constitution-hater,” and a host…

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Stigma of depression keeps men from seeking help

August 23, 20110

One in four college students will suffer from some form of diagnosable mental illness this year. More than half of…

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Subsidized loans for gradate school help economy

August 9, 20110

Students at UAA are all too familiar with the rising cost of college education. Protests on campus last year demonstrated…

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Parnell supports ideology that could harm Alaska

July 26, 20110

On July 19, The House passed the “Cut, Cap, and Balance Act” (CCBA). The bill proposes to make “substantial cuts…

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Republicans, not Obama carry debt ceiling burden

July 12, 20111

In 1948, President Harry S Truman nicknamed the 80th United States Congress the “Do-Nothing Congress.” After controlling both houses of…

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Culture wars, partisan hackery hurt America

June 28, 20111

In 1992, George H. W. Bush proclaimed, “there is a religious war going on in our country for the soul…

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Defense budget must be cut to save economy

June 14, 20111

Cutting the national debt of the United States pervades almost every facet of today’s political discourse. Former U.S. Deputy Treasury…

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