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Online piracy poses little risk to business


When 26-year-old computer programmer and political activist Aaron Swartz committed suicide last Friday, news of his death spread across the Internet with the same speed as the viral videos and the applications he had helped to produce. At the time of his death, he faced unnecessarily harsh felony charges entailing a possible 35-year sentence and […]

Talking points mislead students


In this year’s presidential campaign, President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney have embraced familiar scapegoats for America’s stagnated economic growth — Obama singled out big oil subsidies in last week’s debate and in August, Romney promised to eliminate all government funding of Amtrak. Both are examples of popular partisan talking points that […]

Which presidential platform benefits student voters?


During the 2008 presidential election, thousands of college students campaigned for then-Sen. Barack Obama and showed their support at the polls in record numbers. Obama won more than 66 percent of the youth vote  — the largest disparity between youth voters and other age groups since exit polling began in 1972. In 2008, Obama was […]