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McCrory attacks poor, cuts unemployment benefits

McCrory attacks poor, cuts unemployment benefits

Emerson Santiago, Staff Writer

February 7, 2014

House Bill Four has been signed into law by Governor Pat McCrory, slashing unemployment benefits and cutting 170,000 unemployed North Carolinians from the program with no hope of receiving federal aid. Justifications for this sudden shift in economic policy are flimsy at best, ranging from McCrory’s...

Ethics, not corruption, should govern politics

Aditya Garg, Staff Writer

February 7, 2014

There is a term that is often thrown around after such incidents as the recent “Bridgeghazi” and Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s egregious cronyism — “ethics,” specifically, “political ethics.” People across the nation are disgusted and angered by these politicians’ behaviors an...

Reviews of artists’ work shouldn’t depend on their lives

Jake Delahanty, Staff Writer

February 7, 2014

Did Woody Allen molest his daughter 22 years ago? I don’t know. However, I do know that regardless of what actually happened, I can still respect and enjoy Allen’s films to this day. Now you might be thinking, “Whoa there, Jake! You’re saying you condone child molestation?” Of course...

Should Israel ban use of ‘Nazi’?

Rebecca Dou, Staff Writer

February 7, 2014

Does anybody have the right to restrict what we say? At first glance, many Americans would say no. As a country founded on the principles of freedom of speech, we naturally try to protect our rights as often as possible. But does that concept apply everywhere? That is the question many...