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Gitmo Trials Show Absurdity of War on Terror

(0) Comments | Posted May 17, 2012 | 9:22 AM

Recently, in the shadowy recesses of the Guantanamo Bay military base in Cuba, the trials of five alleged Sept. 11 conspirators resumed three years after the Obama administration attempted to bring them to civilian court in New York. After fierce opposition to the civilian trial, which was to be held...

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Status, Not Race, Should Be Basis of Affirmative Action

(20) Comments | Posted April 30, 2012 | 9:16 AM

The Supreme Court of the United States is about to hear a case that may change the status quo on affirmative action. Fisher v. the University of Texas at Austin is going to be heard this term and may cause constitutional interpretations to be changed such that any...

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Mosque Responses Ignorant

(4) Comments | Posted April 23, 2012 | 11:24 AM

By Ryan Plesh

Last Saturday, hundreds of people attended a rally in Waukesha in opposition to a proposal by the Islamic Society of Milwaukee to build a mosque in the city, as reported by the Brookfield Patch. Anti-Islam sentiment has been seen across the United States over...

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Green Jobs Should Not Be Partisan Issue

(3) Comments | Posted April 17, 2012 | 5:00 PM

The finite fossil fuel resources of earth, the environmental harms of oil spills, fracking and carbon emissions, the benefits to consumers and technological innovation of cheap and infinite energy -- any one of these should be a good enough reason to encourage the cornucopia of budding energy technologies. And yet...

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Wisconsin Legislators Need to Move Forward

(8) Comments | Posted March 23, 2012 | 7:27 PM

What has been one of the more eventful legislative sessions in Wisconsin's history came to an end early Friday morning after months of contentious legislation and unprecedented protests. Walking down State Street, one can see "Recall Walker" stickers and solidarity fists dotting store windows; Wisconsin politics has no...

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Wisconsin Must Return to Comprehensive Sex Education

(0) Comments | Posted March 20, 2012 | 1:41 PM

In light of the recent repeal of the Wisconsin's Healthy Youth Act, school sex education has been thrust into the spotlight as a critical controversial issue, as reported by Reuters. According to NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin, there are roughly 900,000 teen pregnancies in the United States each...

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Prison Population Reduction Efforts Wise, Meritable

(2) Comments | Posted March 8, 2012 | 12:29 PM

By Ryan Plesh

On Monday, more than 300 religious leaders from across the state presented an open letter to the government and people of Wisconsin calling for a dramatic reduction in the state prison population. The initiative, called the "11x15" campaign, is a nod to the dimensions of the...

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