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Supreme Court to Decide Important Case on the Affordable Care Act

On March 3, 2015, the Supreme Court will hear an appeal in a case styled King v. Burwell that could have a large impact on the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act (commonly referred to as “Obamacare” or “ACA”). At issue in this case and others pending before the lower federal courts, is an IRS regulation authorizing the federal government …

Samuel ShragoSupreme Court to Decide Important Case on the Affordable Care Act
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Time to Wake Up and and Smell the Uranium

The long perpetuated myth that support for the State of Israel is a bilateral, bipartisan phenomenon in American politics has been publicly exposed once again this past week.  It all stems from the Obama administration’s pronounced objection to new sanctions against Iran that would prevent the regime from stalling further as it develops its nuclear weaponry.  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as …

Michigan ReviewTime to Wake Up and and Smell the Uranium
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*Sigh* I Guess It’s … Fratgate

Fraternities (and sororities) nowadays have become havens for and enablers of a prolonged and destructive adolescence. They are, to put it mildly, utter cesspools of immorality—veritable “dens of iniquity.”

Deion Kathawa*Sigh* I Guess It’s … Fratgate
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Harbaugh’s Staff Comes Together Quickly

Jim Harbaugh’s first order of business as the new head football coach at Michigan was to assemble a coaching staff that would rival those of other national powerhouses.

Steve LampertHarbaugh’s Staff Comes Together Quickly
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Hebdo and Progressive Hypocrisy

Does the content of the Hebdo cartoonists render their murder any less tragic? In either case, the social justice crowd should recognize the parallels and understand why many defenders of free speech and Hebdo are upset by accusations that Hebdo was “kind of asking for it.”

Hunter SwoggerHebdo and Progressive Hypocrisy
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Let’s be real about terrorism and Islam.

Muslims are not responsible for condemning terrorist acts by other Muslims, although that is beside the point. No sane person is demanding that Muslims condemn Islamist terrorism just because they are Muslim. However, there is a serious illness within Islam today, and those who deny it are wishful thinkers. Muslims would do well to accept this, because acceptance is a necessary first step toward healing.

Omar MahmoodLet’s be real about terrorism and Islam.
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Harbaugh’s Homecoming Commences Football Restoration

Jim Harbaugh is coming to Michigan. What seemed like a pipe dream to many Michigan football fans after the 42-28 loss to Ohio in late November has now turned into a reality. Students, alumni, fans, and even former players cannot contain their excitement. The talk of Harbaugh’s decision to accept the head coaching position has taken over social media and …

Steve LampertHarbaugh’s Homecoming Commences Football Restoration
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Die-In Demonstration: Style over Substance, Divided by Race

A couple hundred University of Michigan students staged a “die-in” protest Wednesday afternoon, laying down on the diag for approximately an hour, impeding other students trying to get to and from class on the final day of classes. The protest was in response to the highly publicized police incidents of the last few months, including those of Michael Brown in …

Hunter SwoggerDie-In Demonstration: Style over Substance, Divided by Race
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Do the Left Thing

TRIGGER WARNING! It was one of the coldest days of this winter past, and I was hurrying along the Diag to class. The blistering cold did not turn my eyes from all the white privilege falling around my. All those white snowflakes falling thick upon the autumn leaves, burying their colors. Majoring in womyn’s studies, I’ve learned that oppression comes …

Omar MahmoodDo the Left Thing
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National Football Lynch-mob

And when rules become unreasonably unjust, whether or not they are followed becomes no longer a reflection on the perpetrator. You can almost hear Thomas Jefferson bellow from his grave: “If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so.”

Hunter SwoggerNational Football Lynch-mob
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The Myth of Free-Market Healthcare

Anyone who tries to tell you that the free market was the reason why nearly 15% of Americans were uninsured in 2008 is misleading you.

Michigan ReviewThe Myth of Free-Market Healthcare
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The Reciprocal Virtue of Free Speech

Given the ghastly massacre in Paris recently, many issues may be raised concerning politically protected satire (whatever its quality) when the cartoon pen is shown to be less mighty to terror attacks. One issue consists of the reasons to justify extending the law to protect speech and satire—even satire that would offend and enrage to such an extent that men …

Ryan ShinkelThe Reciprocal Virtue of Free Speech
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Key Upsets Revive Michigan Hockey

Winter break was exactly what Michigan hockey needed to return to winning form. Since final exams ended, the Wolverines are 4-0, with three of their victories coming against top-ten teams. The team has played incredibly in the face of tough competition, and as Big Ten play continues, a league championship is no longer out of reach.

Jake ThorneKey Upsets Revive Michigan Hockey