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Sexual Assault and Concealed Carry

A traditional favorite for constitution bashing has always been second amendment rights. Recently, this issue has flared up again, this time in relation to college campuses and sexual assault. Currently, it is illegal to carry a concealed weapon anywhere on property owned by the University of Michigan Regents as per a special ordinance enacted by the University. State law requires …

Erin DunneSexual Assault and Concealed Carry
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On Free Speech

A disturbing trend on campus was recently revealed nationally: students don’t know what free speech means. It seems that one’s right to free speech has ended where another’s feelings begin. Of course, when we speak of principles, subjective things like feelings should have no sway for objective standards. As George Orwell said, “If liberty means anything at all, it means …

Michigan ReviewOn Free Speech
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A New Look at Drunk Driving Laws

Driving drunk is a pervasive problem in the United States. Americans drive more often under the influence of alcohol, and the US has significantly higher fatalities due to drunk driving, than most other parts of the world. To be sure, the goal of this article is not to say that drunk driving is not a problem or that it is …

Ryan MillerA New Look at Drunk Driving Laws
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All in for Governor Scott Walker

It does seem a bit early to be writing about 2016. Still, I would be one of the first to acknowledge the importance of getting voters to think about the bigger Why? questions, the implications of supporting a certain candidate. So here is brief formulation (and answer) to the question: “Who should those on the Right support through the GOP …

Deion KathawaAll in for Governor Scott Walker
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On Adam: The Portrait of a Classmate Who Lived in His Car

Omar Mahmood can be reached at syedom@umich.edu.  “My darkest time?” Adam smiles softly and furrows his brow, cupping his chin in thought. “I think my darkest time would be when I was living in my car. It was this one night. The weather was as cold as this, and I was alone at night in my car. I had like …

Omar MahmoodOn Adam: The Portrait of a Classmate Who Lived in His Car
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Students Work to Reform Medical Amnesty Policy

In a recent push to improve campus safety, one group of students is working to expand the University of Michigan’s current medical amnesty policy to cover students seeking medical assistance in instances involving drug use as well as alcohol. Medical amnesty laws provide legal protection to individuals who seek medical attention in life-threatening situations where they would otherwise face prosecution. …

Erin DunneStudents Work to Reform Medical Amnesty Policy
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Stopped in its Tracks: Proposed Detroit-Ann Arbor-Howell Railway Causes Controversy

The Michigan Department of Transportation’s plan to implement a railway system to connect Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Howell has stopped in its tracks. Beginning in 2010, the Department of Transportation leased twenty-three passenger rail cars from Great Lakes Central Railroad.  The vacant cars, which emerged in the 1950s and 1960s, were to be utilized on a railroad track from Detroit …

Melanie BoskovichStopped in its Tracks: Proposed Detroit-Ann Arbor-Howell Railway Causes Controversy
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“Activism” Class at University of Michigan Teaches Capitalism Should Be “Overthrown”

A textbook used for an “activism” class at the University of Michigan teaches that capitalism should be “overthrown” – claiming “capitalism means waste, poverty, ecological degradation, dispossession, inequality, exploitation, imperialism, war and violence.” The textbook, “Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution,” is assigned as mandatory reading for “Organizational Studies 203: Activism,” a class at the public university that pledges to …

Hunter Swogger“Activism” Class at University of Michigan Teaches Capitalism Should Be “Overthrown”
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Conservative Speakers Not Welcome in Grosse Pointe Schools

School administrators in Grosse Pointe, Michigan are not welcoming Lt. Col. Allen West or Dr. Ben Carson to speak to the student body. The administration at Grosse Pointe North High School has blocked the requests from the Young Americans for Freedom chapter to bring Allen West to campus for a lecture, claiming it would disrupt learning; similarly, the administration at …

Grant StroblConservative Speakers Not Welcome in Grosse Pointe Schools
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The Victims of Daesh: Its Fighters and Hostages

Jihadi John is the moniker of one of the most notorious members of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. He appears in videos that involve the beheading of foreign hostages such as James Foley, Steven Sotloff and Kenji Goto. One of his most striking features does not lie in his external appearance of wearing a black balaclava or wielding …

Kevin LiuThe Victims of Daesh: Its Fighters and Hostages
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What is SAFE?

Students Allied for Freedom and Equality (SAFE) is an organization at the University of Michigan whose mission statement is to “advance the causes of freedom, justice, human rights and equality for all peoples” with a focus on Palestinian rights. Yet the group has ignored the most heinous crimes against humanity, especially those against Palestinians. Recently, SAFE has been mobilizing a …

Samuel ShragoWhat is SAFE?
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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 …

Jesse ArmTime 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