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Unbudgeted leadership in the United States Senate

Depending on your political beat, Congressman Paul Ryan is either a neatly-combed, responsible Midwesterner with some budgetary bravery, or an entitlement-slashing, Ayn Rand-worshiping fiend disguised as a harmless congressional geek. Jekyll and Hyde have apparently arrived on the House floor. I, for one, back the Ryan Budget because it attempts to simplify our tax code,… Keep Reading

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The “Buffet Rule” and the politics of taxation

Staff Editorial Isolating the multitude of inequalities that are inherent to our contemporary social structures is a reasonably effortless task. From health care to environmental policy, our notions of justice and liberty for all in a society are counteracted and replaced with institutional unfairness time and time again. But perhaps the most palpable embodiment of… Keep Reading

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The unspoken violence in the college Greek system

Staff Editorial In the “bubble” that is Swarthmore College, it’s often easy to forget that the vast array of higher education options don’t all subscribe to the same sort of unique progressive cultural assumptions that we do. Not all universities and colleges — in fact, barely any — purport Quaker values and its accompanying noble… Keep Reading

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