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by / on November 11, 2014 at 9:09 pm / in Current Issue, Domestic, Judicial

Judging the Judges

A Look at the Judicial Empathy Debate

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by / on November 11, 2014 at 9:02 pm / in Current Issue, Domestic

Just Compensation

The Courts Get Creative with Eminent Domain

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by / on October 4, 2014 at 4:55 pm / in Domestic, Web Columnists

The Symphony Slide

Olivia Kapell offers an explanation for the rise in symphony orchestra lock-outs

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by / on September 29, 2014 at 2:22 pm / in Domestic, Environmental, Mounir Ennenbach, Web Columnists

The City and the Changing Climate

Web Columnist Mounir Ennenbach explores the role of cities in environmental policy

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by / on September 1, 2014 at 2:25 pm / in Domestic, Middle East, Web Columnists, World

In Defense of AIPAC

Web Columnist Daniella Greenbaum defends AIPAC against the charges made by Connie Bruck in her recent essay for the New Yorker, “Friends of Israel”

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by / on June 21, 2014 at 1:59 pm / in Campus, Current Issue, Domestic, Education

Cashing In On Columbia?

With recovery from the global recession proceeding slowly and youth unemployment at almost 15 percent, it is tempting to question the actual value of our liberal arts degrees. We reached out to the Columbia community to find out their views on education and the economy, asking student groups, professors, and administrators the following question: What role should Columbia play in preparing students to face this economy?

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by / on May 9, 2014 at 9:34 pm / in Current Issue, Domestic, Healthcare

American In-Gene-uity

A technique to prevent a form of inheritable late-onset blindness is only the most recent development to come out of the burgeoning field of genetic engineering. But the idea of a human with three genetic parents (that is, compared to the two genetic parents of fetuses carried by surrogate mothers) demands a serious conversation about the future legality and ethics of human genetic manipulation.

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by / on April 7, 2014 at 1:35 pm / in Domestic, Environmental, Issue

License to Spill

As a nation and as a world, we must start thinking about the long-term impacts of our actions, rather than the short-term economic and energy benefits. Sustainable growth today will be more profitable in the future. Rejecting Keystone XL this spring is the right choice both for the nation and for the planet.

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by / on March 26, 2014 at 10:38 pm / in Domestic, Environmental, Mounir Ennenbach, Web Columnists

From Sea to Shining…Puddle?

Despite these gloomy numbers, the American West’s 49’er mentality of continual and aggressive resource consumption still persists. While the particular resource in this case is largely abundant (at least when compared to other natural resources) it is in no way infinite, much less renewable in the short-term. If it continues down this path, the West could be in serious trouble.

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by / on February 28, 2014 at 4:40 pm / in Blast from the Past, Domestic, World

When the Sky was Red

The United States frequently tested nuclear weapons in the Pacific with the equivalent power of 1.6 Hiroshima’s per day. The largest test, Castle Bravo, was 1000X more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima

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