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We are all columnists

The paper is the best resource on campus to get ideas out there, but the state of campus conversation lives and dies with each of us and the choice to share your voice and seek to learn. It’s time we accept that responsibility.

Marriage does not unite us

Marriage in the United States is not, as it is romanticized, a way to celebrate love, but a way to dole out financial and social benefits. These benefits, however, are often inaccessible to low income people, a category queers and people of color disproportionately fall under.

State of the Union breakdown

Super Tuesday columnists Aimee Trujillo ’15 and Johnathan Bowes ’15 reflect on last week’s State of the Union. Both columnists fault Obama, but from different perspectives. Trujillo suggests that while Obama has much to be proud of, race relations were notably missing from Tuesday’s speech. Bowes, on the other hand, chides Obama for digging into his progressive agenda rather than focusing on working with the newly elected Republican majorities.

Keystone XL: A pipeline to a new future?

Super Tuesday columnists Johnathan Bowes ’15 and Matthew ’18 take on the hot button political issues of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Bowes argues that if developed ethically and with respect to landowners and Native American nations, the pipeline is a net positive for the US. Cohen suggests that the risk of affecting the American water supply and the overall increased production of oil should make us wary.

Socialism, rhetoric and American politics

Aimee Trujillo ’15 and Johnathan Bowes ’15 take on the rhetoric of socialism. Trujillo declares that socialism has become an insult in American politics but should be picked up by progressives as a labeling of their values, when conducted through a democracy. Bowes disagrees finding that socialism must be tied to tyranny. Yet he too concludes that the word is overuse, weakening its true power.