Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Truth about the Energy Crisis

Energy is an enormously salient contemporary issue. From the pending lift on the ban of Hydraulic Fracking in New York State to Obama’s deferred decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, the voices yelling about the environment our energy are getting … Continue reading

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Democracy in its Twilight

All I could think about during my trip to our capitol was the fact that Congress has only a 9% approval rating. Seriously, what are we DOING when our representatives don’t represent us?

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Imparting Cultural DNA

I just spent my day at a career fair in NYC. Why is it that I am 22 years old and still feel like a child? A quarter of my life is passed and I am still not a self-supporting … Continue reading

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Corporations are NOT People

I’m a person. You’re a person. We vote. Corporation are not people. But the U.S. government thinks they are. Last year’s Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission established corporate personhood for purposes of campaign finance. That … Continue reading

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Domestication

In Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs, and Steal, the brilliant ornithologist turned geographer/historian of UCLA identifies the ready availability of domestic-able animals on the Eurasian continent as one of the key factors determining the westward direction of conquest that begun in … Continue reading

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Politics in the Digital Age

Check it out. The GOP hasn’t even nominated a candidate for president, and they have already written the manual on how to beat Obama. Their ace in the hole? Use Barack’s words against him. Literally, Republicans have amassed scores of … Continue reading

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2012 C.E.

What can we expect in the new year? As a graduating undergraduate I think I may say with more resolute affirmation than most that we cannot know. Will the stock market continue its volatility? Who will debate Obama on national … Continue reading

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