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Perry's fate should be decided by elections

On Aug. 15, Texas Gov. Rick Perry was indicted by a grand jury for alleged abuse of power by threatening to veto funding for state prosecutors who were to investigate government corruption. Perry had allegedly promised to veto funding for an anti-corruption campaign that was to be led by a Texas district attorney who was caught drunk driving.

DACA could do more

In June, President Barack Obama promised more unilateral action “to fix as much of our immigration system as [he could] on [his] own, without Congress.” His last immigration-related executive order, issued in 2012, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, ... Read More

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ALS donations need not override moral convictions

All across the country, people are rushing to their buckets and video cameras and taking part in the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” to combat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Cost-free university not free from woes

In the midst of rising tuition costs both at the UA and around the world, Shai Reshef of University of the People proposes an online education in either computer science or business administration via courses that are free to attend.

Public college should be funded by public taxes

Another year, another 2 percent tuition hike. It’s 5 percent for out of state students and an extra 4 percent if you want to “set” your tuition at a fixed price to avoid even more tuition hikes.

Afghan linguists deserve U.S. visas

The War in Afghanistan is not ending. It’s not closing up shop like a store gone out of business. It’s not being put out to pasture like an old war horse. read more

Fegurson: Imagine that you are Officer Wilson

Like most issues, the killing of unarmed Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson is partisan. In an NPR interview with Audie Cornish, Carroll Doherty, director of political research at Pew, discussed the recent study by ... read more

Ferguson: America is still racist

Growing up in St. Louis, I was taught a lot about geography. On one side of the road was the “ghetto” grocery store, while on the opposite side was the “Gucci” version. read more

Ferguson: Black-on-Black crime distracts from real issue

With Ferguson, Mo., continuing the grotesque tradition of killing unarmed black teens and adults (Michael Brown, Renisha McBride, Eric Garner, John Crawford, Trayvon Martin, Amadou Diallo, Oscar Grant and so many more), it is astounding that the media ... read more