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Politics Explained: Hagel, the Israel Lobby, and anti-Semitism

Five weeks ago, President Barack Obama nominated former Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) as his new Secretary of Defense, replacing the retiring Robert Gates. Cabinet nominations of members of the other…

Perspective: Cain in America

Cain slew Abel, and henceforward we knew violence. He killed out of jealousy, and from then on, killing has had all kinds of justifications – some more convincing than others.…

Quips & Quarrels: “We have aerial drones on the border…It’s unconscionable”

This week Danielle and Sam talk immigration policy, including minimum wage and the Dream Act. Video: Aaron Dockser and Monika Zaleska/The Daily Gazette…

In Search of a Survivor Identity: 1

*Warning: This article addresses issues of sexual assault and domestic violence Who am I? I am a senior here. So while I begin to introduce myself, my time here is…

Dear Becca: Is it a Thing or just a thing?

Dear Becca: Is it a Thing or just a thing?

My lovely confused, irked, and often clueless Swatties, I, Becca, am your romance and sex guru. My purpose is to answer the questions that your academia-obsessed, sex-deprived, and definitely swoggled…

Bound and Shagged: What is Sexy about Power

Hello, kinksters! Long time no talk. Have you missed me? I’ve most certainly missed you. You’ve heard a lot about BDSM from the mouth of a submissive. A friend of…

Politics Explained: Did Democrats Win the Fiscal Cliff?

To many in the political world, reelection gave President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party a mandate to increase taxes on the wealthiest Americans as part of any fiscal cliff…

Perspective: Compromise is Not Enough

At the Golden Globe Awards last weekend, former U.S. President Bill Clinton made a surprise appearance to introduce Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln. Clinton said, “President Lincoln’s struggle to abolish slavery reminds…

Politics Explained: Why Is Washington Trying to Solve a Non-Existent Problem?

If you’ve been following politics at all since the election, you’ve almost certainly heard about the need for structured deficit reduction legislation to avoid the upcoming “fiscal cliff”. The cliff…

Speak 2 Swatties: Tearless Suicide

The following is a narrative about my friend Hilary’s father’s coping with her completing suicide.  Bill holds me tightly as a tear rolls down his face. The tear is swiftly wiped…