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Should Protesters Be Allowed To Burn US Flags?

December 30, 2016 • Danielle Terricciato
While many Americans cheered the victory of Donald J Trump in the US election, others were distressed that this candidate had become the new President of the United States. Some of those opponents expressed their sentiments in a controversial but time- …

The Electoral College May Never Die

December 20, 2016 • Jasper Zweibel
Yesterday, across the country, members of the Electoral College cast their ballots at last, and confirmed Donald J. Trump as President-Elect. There is a lot of protest and dissension right now about the institution of the Electoral College. Many voters …

House and Senate Democrats Push to Address the Opioid Addiction Epidemic by Funding Treatment Centers

December 14, 2016 • Iziah Thompson
Twenty-three members of Congress, including Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) and Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-05), have written a letter that calls for funding as soon as possible, to deal with what they call the major US problem of opioid addiction. What a …

Should September in New Jersey Be Devoted to Telling Families How to Help Suicidally Depressed Teens?

December 5, 2016 • Danielle Terricciato
Is suicide something that happens only to a few marginalized families, or only to people whom ‘no one knows’? Hardly. It happens down the street, to our friends and neighbors. Shockingly, suicide is the third leading cause of death for New Jersey child …

Should We Tax Addictive Prescription Drugs — To Fund Addiction Treatment?

November 30, 2016 • Thomas Blakeley
Americans are addicted to prescription drugs in huge numbers. As headlines in tabloids regularly confirm — as one pop star or musician after another confesses that he or she has a painkiller problem — Americans  are especially likely to be addicted t …

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