Category Archives: Articles for Volume 2, Issue 3, Spring 2009

Articles for Volume 2, Issue 3, Spring 2009

A Quandary for the West: Why So Many Muslim Women Support Islamic Law

By Gregory Hirshman Many Westerners are shocked by the fact that so many Muslim women support Sharia, the law of fundamentalist Islam. According to a 2007 Gallup poll, 78% of Muslim women in Iran and 88% of Muslim women in … Continue reading

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How is My Mother to Blame?

By Olivia Haas Yet again I find myself in the position of pleading ignorance. Because the truth is, I do not live under Sharia law nor ever have. Further, I have yet to actively seek someone who has lived under … Continue reading

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The Failure of Government Intervention

By Dakin Sloss In response to the global financial crisis, newspapers, television shows, and politicians announced the failure of unfettered capitalism. However, the recent economic meltdown does not reflect on capitalism’s performance because unregulated free markets did not exist anywhere … Continue reading

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Change We Can Believe In?

By Jimmy Threatt President Barack Obama came to office with promises of reaching across the aisle and putting an end to the old ways of partisan bickering that have dominated Washington in past administrations. During his campaign, Obama presented himself … Continue reading

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More Money = More Problems

By James Darmody In February of 2009, it was leaked to the press that Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez was one of 104 Major League Baseball players who tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs during the 2003 season. An apologetic Rodriguez came … Continue reading

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Why Prop 8 Passed

By Ashley Menzies The passage of Proposition 8 to ban gay marriage has sparked much controversy. While some Stanford students were content with the decision because they believe marriage should be between a man and a woman, many students were … Continue reading

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A Fatastrophic Burden

By Andrew Dargie Obesity is a hefty, costly issue for both public and private health care systems. It takes an enormous toll on many levels: personal, social, and economic. A significant proportion of health care spending is due to obesity … Continue reading

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