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Point Counterpoint: The Debate on DACA; Counterpoint: But we are obligated to uphold the constitution

Point Counterpoint: The Debate on DACA; Counterpoint: But we are obligated to uphold the constitution

James Simpson

September 16, 2017

I am not going to argue whether it would be just to deport illegal immigrants who came here as children. The fact is deporting every single illegal immigrant would be cost-prohibitive and impossible. I also will not deny that many illegal immigrants contribute to the economy, and removing al...

Point Counterpoint: An interpretation of last week’s Presidential Debate; Counterpoint: Clinton trumped Trump in crazy debate

Point Counterpoint: An interpretation of last week’s Presidential Debate; Counterpoint: Clinton trumped Trump in crazy debate

Gaetano Martello

October 5, 2016

[media-credit name="Kira Bellis" align="alignnone" width="300"][/media-credit] No, but let's be serious here. Watching Hillary Clinton be cool, calm and recognizably knowledgeable during the first Presidential debate was a huge source of relief for me personally. My own prediction for the electi...

Point Counterpoint: Is Sanders’ fiscal policy feasible? Counterpoint: Let’s be real, Ryan would be a better choice

Point Counterpoint: Is Sanders’ fiscal policy feasible? Counterpoint: Let’s be real, Ryan would be a better choice

Joey Brown

March 30, 2016

With an uninspiring set of candidates for the Republican Party’s lineup, and one man whose hands are far too small to afford him my endorsement, the man for the job is Paul Ryan, whose ascendancy to the nomination will be contingent upon an unlikely set of circumstances: 1) Trump does not reach the 1,2...

Point Counterpoint: Is Sanders’ fiscal policy feasible? Point: Endorse Sen. Sanders’ and support fiscal equality

Point Counterpoint: Is Sanders’ fiscal policy feasible? Point: Endorse Sen. Sanders’ and support fiscal equality

March 30, 2016

The focal points of Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign are economic issues such as income and wealth inequality, minimum wage, the burden of student debt, and universal healthcare. There are strong economic arguments in favor of his progressive proposals.Sanders’ record is rock solid, his message for hope ...

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