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Obamacare’s extreme length makes it ripe for repeal

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The government trend of drafting several-thousand-page legislation eliminates people from the political process and makes government less transparent. The Affordable Healthcare Act (Obamacare) was signed on March 23, 2010 and is a 906 page law accompanied by 10,535 pages of regulations. The Federal Tax Code is 73,654 pages according to CCH Standard Federal Tax Reporter.…

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Higher education saddles college students with intolerable student debt

I was arguing with the God of the Mercer Bookstore, who took a female form that day, about why I didn’t need a receipt to exchange the book I had for the book I needed. “They’re identically priced. I just want to use the dollars I already paid you for this book,” I thump the…

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Video game design systematically marginalizing women

The video game industry has a problem with gender representation. But if the media ever hopes to reach its full potential, game developers and publishers need to stop alienating more than half the planets population. Females purchase and play video games, but reflective of the patriarchal society we live in, the video game industry is…

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Bring back Jose Canseco and Barry Bonds: we need more steroids in major league sports!

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Professional athletes who want to use performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) shouldn’t face penalties. The athlete’s body is the source of their income as well as their own property. It is their right to choose how to train and condition themselves for competition. Sporting events, especially those at a professional level, are nothing more than entertainment.…

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Models like Eliana and Luisel Ramos have died of anorexia: it’s time we regulate advertising that glorifies malnourishment

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Ample research has proven that frequent exposure to media featuring hyper thin models has a negative effect on the mental and physical health of young women. Although it is not reasonable to police this sort of advertising in magazines–which are rightly protected by the First Amendment and which no one is forced to buy–public billboard…

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About a year ago, Mercer County Community College decided to completely revamp the computer software on which the entire college operates. The switch from the Integrow system to the Colleague system began over the summer of 2013 “when the atmosphere around the college was less chaotic,” according to Jim Gardner, Mercer’s Public Relations Manager. The…

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