Search Results for "2013" : 56

by / on July 25, 2012 at 6:46 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

Remember Me?

…and political pundits began speculating about Weiner’s chances of success should he run for city-wide office in 2013.  Anthony Weiner, after serving in Congress for twelve years, resigned in January of 2011 after admitting to using Twitter to share sexually suggestive pictures.  Prior to his Twitter scandal, many political strategists believed Weiner to be a leading candidate in the 2013 mayoral race.   Weiner amassed a campaign war-chest of $4….

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by / on January 5, 2014 at 10:58 am / in Culture, Domestic, Winter 2013, Women's Rights

The Masculine Mystique

…hole has not stepped up to the plate. Representative Charles Rangel (D-Harlem) introduced a bill on February 15, 2013 that would require women to register with Selective Service. However, when he introduced similar bills in 2003, 2006, and 2007, they did not receive a hearing and another bill he proposed in 2010 died in committee. The 2013 bill is still in the House Armed Forces Military Personnel subcommittee, where it is expected to suffer a si…

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by / on March 9, 2014 at 11:56 am / in Campus, Events

*Events* March 10th-14th

by Monday, March 10, 2014 Pizza With Your Prof: Professor Mila Rosenthal 5:00pm - 6:00pm Columbia University Morningside Campus Lerner Hall, East Ramp Lounge Pizza with your Prof: Mila Rosenthal, “My Experience Working for Rights, Justice, and Less Awfulness”Join us for our Professor Speakers Series! Professor Mila Rosenthal will discuss her experiences working in the field of human rights and development particularly on…

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by / on February 2, 2014 at 3:22 pm / in Aman Navani, Asia, Uncategorized, Web Columnists, World

Bangladesh’s Shaky Democracy

by By Prime Minister’s Office, via Wikimedia Commons On October 26th 2013, the two most powerful politicians in Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, leader of the ruling Awami League, and Begum Khaleda Zia, leader of the opposition Bangladesh National Party and former Prime Minister, had a phone conversation after many years. Zia had called to complain about arrangements for the general election due in January 2014.  The usual procedure b…

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by / on May 4, 2013 at 6:02 pm / in World

Refugee Aid, Syrians Betrayed; Humanitarian Aid and the War Against Assad

…. The United Nation’s relief plan requests just over a billion dollars to fund its operations from January 2013 to June 2013, and a variety of donors pledged to meet those needs. Yet somehow, the latest report on the inter-agency regional response cites an $800 million shortfall in the promised funds thus far, rendering the United Nations and its partner organizations incapable of meeting the basic needs of the refugees, who are dispersed a…

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by / on January 5, 2014 at 10:59 am / in Domestic, Winter 2013

Death of a Penalty

by Four billion dollars spent on 13 lives over 35 years: This is what California’s capital punishment system looks like. Since the current system’s institution in 1978, only 13 people have been executed in 35 years, with the last execution in January 2006, at a total cost of $4 billion. The punishment’s price is remarkably high and, as of 2011, each execution is estimated to cost California $300 million. Meanwhile, multiple reports st…

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by / on March 27, 2013 at 1:15 am / in Africa, World

There’s Something About Mali

by In January 2012, conflict erupted in northern Mali as an influx of arms from Libya, economic discontent, and longstanding tension between Malian Tuaregs and the rest of Malian society converged. The Malian army attempted to stabilize the rapidly escalating violence, but they were too few, untrained, and poorly equipped, and the lack of order devolved into fierce war between Tuareg separatists and Islamist organizations. Though many…

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by / on April 23, 2013 at 3:12 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

Never Too Soon

by Margaret Thatcher   On May 1st, 2011, crowds in Washington, D.C., New York, and other major American cities gathered spontaneously to celebrate the death of Osama bin Laden. In the aftermath of the death of quite possibly the most hated man in the world (that is, from the American point of view), Americans were eager to express their elation. Newspapers printed headlines such as “We Got Him!” and “Rot in Hell!” The internet er…

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by / on February 22, 2014 at 3:16 pm / in Business, Domestic, Megan Kallstrom, Web Columnists

$10.10 an Hour

by SeaTac is a very small town in Washington state and home to the Seattle-Tacoma airport, from which it derives its ungainly name. Almost everyone living in SeaTac works at the airport, which means the population isn’t exactly wealthy. But in November 2013, SeaTac residents voted to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour from Washington state’s original minimum of $9.19 an hour, which was already significantly higher than the…

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by / on March 25, 2013 at 7:27 pm / in Domestic

Electoral Dysfunction

by On January 15, 2013, Rachel Maddow revealed that Republican-controlled legislatures in several states where President Barack Obama won in the last election are considering changing the way they send delegates to the Electoral College. Instead of electing the president on a winner-take-all basis, these states propose splitting their electoral votes proportionally based on which candidate wins a majority in each individual congress…

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