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The Vermont Cynic

Senator Sanders and political speech

Joey Brown

September 23, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Opinion Editorials

One of the most salient talking points pushed by Sen. Bernie Sanders — and his state’s most prominent ice cream manufacturer, Ben and Jerry’s — is that the United States would benefit as a republic to “keep money out of politics” in order to prevent the “billionaire class” from “buying elections/politicians.” Indeed, Sanders goes...

A review of the Granite State political forum

Kate Lipman

September 23, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Opinion Editorials

Last year my parents moved to New Hampshire, and this summer I got to live there for the first time. Presidential candidates of both parties come early and often to the Granite State, so I thought I would meet a few of the characters in this upcoming drama who were within driving distance and really gauge their personalities...

A review of Demetri Martin’s comedy

September 14, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Opinion Editorials

I received a message late one night from my friend Ilyssa, explaining to me that a young well-known comedian named Demetri Martin would be performing at the Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago.Given my infatuation with stand-up comedy, I found myself buying the ticket almost instantaneously.The decision was not a total shot in the dark. I had ...

Big hands responsible for cancer, university finds

Daltrey Burris

September 10, 2015

Filed under Modest Proposals, Opinion

Last week medical scientists at Johns Hopkins University released the reports of their latest long-term experiment. Through repeated trials it was shown that participants who had a larger hand length than their face, were statistically more likely (p=.0012) to develop some form of cancer in the next five years. The experimenters di...

Keeping a low profile on the interwebs

Ian Lund

September 10, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Opinion Editorials

How did Mark Zuckerberg get so rich when Facebook is “free and always will be?” Quick answer, it isn’t. Long answer: A subtle misconception about Facebook, various Google services, and most popular media distribution sites is that they exist for you. In reality, it may be more prudent to say that their product is of you...

Senator Bernie Sanders: Man of the people?

Senator Bernie Sanders: Man of the people?

September 1, 2015

  One month ago, after the GOP debate hosted by Fox News, the honor of most retweeted tweet for the Republican d...

Five ways to be an NBR pickup artist

Daltrey Burris

April 28, 2015

Filed under Modest Proposals, Opinion

The yearly Naked Bike Ride is once again upon us and, with it, all the excitement and potential for a new hook up. Here’s some simple tricks to help you get into someone’s pants, figuratively speaking. 1. You are what you eat. The best way to look your best and garner that sweet, sweet sexual validation from strangers ...

The great power of the racial epithet

Joey Oteng

April 21, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Opinion Editorials

When is a word more than a word? Words have power beyond compare. They make us feel. They bring us smiles but also rip out our hearts. They give comfort but also turmoil. They build us up and tear us down. Words give and take life. Arguably the most taboo word in American English is the infamous n-word. It’s so wicked it has...

The three Cs of economics

April 21, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Opinion Editorials

There are three words that you will hardly hear mentioned in a neoclassical economics class.These words are not forbidden, these topics are not banned, but we prefer not to discuss them. Capitalism. Consumerism. Corporations.Considering how fundamentally important these three subjects are to the study of economics, one should cri...

The triggered campus tyrants

Joey Brown

April 21, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Opinion Editorials

Last Thursday, American Enterprise Institute scholar and author of “Who Stole Feminism?” Christina Hoff Summers spoke at Georgetown University, at the invitation of a campus conservative group. She was greeted by GU students who held up signs warning that Ms. Sommers’ speech may “contain discussions of sexual assaul...

Yik-Yak, ho!

Daltrey Burris

April 21, 2015

Filed under Modest Proposals, Opinion

“Any cute girls trying to hook up in the library?” He leaned back into his chair, satisfied with his most recent attempt to get the ball rolling. Mike Sherman wasn’t new to this game. He’d done this plenty of times before. His dad always told him the secret to picking up girls was using a wide net, and Mike was using ...

Senator Cotton’s letter wasn’t treason

Joey Brown

April 14, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Opinion Editorials

Dissent, the left used to remind us — although coincidentally and solely during the George W. Bush administration — is the highest form of patriotism. Well, unless Barack Obama is president. Then you’re violating the Logan Act of 1799. If you haven’t heard of this bill, it’s likely because no one since Thomas Jef...

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