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Are Anti-Tech Protests in San Francisco Justified?

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Do We Relax Environmental Regulations During Drought?

Yes, a practical solution should be found California is reeling from the worst drought in modern history with an estimated economic loss of over $5B this year in agriculture, including milk production. California, the 12th largest economy in the world, is blessed with fertile soil and a climate that ...

Should India Have Backed Down in the Khobragade Scandal?

India should have exercised restraint India-US relations have been making headlines lately for unfortunate reasons. Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade was arrested for criminal felony counts of visa fraud for paying her maid, Sangeeta Richard, less than the United States minimum wage, contrary to what she stated in the visa ...

Should India Be Spending Money on a Mission to Mars?

No, India should be fiscally conservative India has launched a rocket in space on a mission to Mars, becoming only the 4th nation in the world to do so and the first in Asia to embark on this journey. Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) also boasts that this is a ...

Is Obama To Blame for the Government Shutdown?

Yes, Obama is culpable Our nation’s capital just had a circus sideshow that the world watched with incredulity. The spectacle is now on a pause but this temporary reprieve could just be an intermission before the next act possibly plays out in January 2014. The direct cost of the ...

Non-Citizens to Serve on Juries?

No, non-citizens are not “peers” The California Legislature recently passed AB 1401, a bill that would allow non-citizen-residents of the state to serve on juries. The Bill now awaits the signature of Governor Jerry Brown. Proponents of this bill say that the bill would address the shortage of jurors ...

Do Teens Have it Better Today?

Yes, teens do have it better today Elizabeth Kolbert wrote a provocative article in The New Yorker recently titled, “Spoiled Rotten,” where she laments about how American kids are pampered and are growing up with no sense of responsibility. She says that “with the exception of the imperial offspring ...

Should America Intervene in Syria?

Yes to Syrian intervention The United States of America has long been the beacon and champion of individual freedom, human rights and democracy in the world—and our central foreign policy tenet since the end of the Cold War has been an unequivocal support of those seeking freedom across the ...

Is Surveillance in the Name of Protection Ok?

Is Social Media Harmful?

No, social media has its advantages There has been a spate of chatter lately that social media has made us less or even anti-social. Nothing, in my opinion, is further from the truth. In fact I would say that social media has fostered relationships and a sense of community amongst ...
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