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Column: The paradoxical President

Four years after his Panglossian crusade for hope and change was slugged by the realities of a dysfunctional Washington, President Obama emerged reinvigorated from an arduous campaign and delivered a second inaugural address that boldly staked a progressive agenda for his second term.

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Editorial: Sandberg says women should let employers know if pregnancy is on horizon

Last week, at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg held that companies should be able to ask women about their plans for starting a family, according to The Telegraph.

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Editorial: Drone strikes on U.S. citizens in al-Qaida complex, but necessary tactic

America has been fighting against the terrorist organization al-Qaida since the 9/11 attacks in 2001, and in May 2011 Osama bin Laden, the former leader of al-Qaida, was killed by Navy SEALs while hiding in a fortress in Pakistan. Bin Laden’s predecessors, Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, Mustafa Abu al-Yazid and Abu Hafs al-Shariri were all killed by unmanned drone air strikes while in Pakistan.

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Editorial: Adderall – Friend or foe? Mostly the latter

Adderall is an amphetamine-based medication intended to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or A.D.H.D. But the high levels of mental focus that the medicine provides has led growing numbers of young adults — with college students, in particular, the drug is especially popular — to fake A.D.H.D. symptoms in order to obtain prescriptions.

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Column: United States’ fiscal house needs immediate repair

Averting the sequestration that looms like an iceberg dead ahead of the United States’ ship of state should be Congress’ next priority.

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Column: Facebook app makes sex even easier

Ever wonder if that “poke” you got from a friend on Facebook was really more of an invitation for sex rather than a friendly “hello”?

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Column: U.S. should stop sending foreign aid to North Korea

Everybody’s favorite international non-conformist is at it again. Recently North Korea announced it is taking a more aggressive approach to foreign policy by continuing to test nuclear weapons and long range rockets as part of its action against “the sworn enemy of the Korean people.”

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Editorial: That textbook comes to zero dollars

At the beginning of each semester, students begrudgingly trudge to the bookstore to pay an exorbitant price to purchase textbooks for their classes. Many others, looking to save money, resort to purchasing books through online retailers like Amazon, where they often revel in having saved money before realizing they somehow received the wrong book.

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Editorial: War on drugs made dangerous synthetics possible

It has been almost two months since Texas teenager Emily Bauer became stable enough to come off of life support after suffering several seizures and strokes, allegedly caused by synthetic drugs. Bauer is now constrained to a wheelchair and has only recently regained the ability to swallow solid food.

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Column: Minimum wage laws unproductive and ineffective, should be abolished

I recently returned from an incredible semester spent in America’s distant, more attractive sibling: Australia. My experiences there gave me a new perspective on – among other things – minimum wage laws.

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