Opinions

With Medicaid expansion, FL gov. shows pragmatism

By ANGELLA DELLA CROCE – 7 years ago

M aybe politicians aren’t as impractical as they appear. On February 20, Rick Scott, the Republican Governor of Florida, made a move that surprised both sides of the aisle: he…

Vassar must divest to take a stand against oppression

By GABE DUNSMITH AND ERIN BOSS – 7 years ago

Following the Vassar Student Association’s resolution to support divestment from fossil fuels, the Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign could not be more excited about moving towards positive social change on Vassar’s…

Vassar, West Point share common adversary in WBC

By BETHAN JOHNSON – 7 years ago

While February 28 will stand as a significant day in the lives of many Vassar students because of the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) protest and Vassar’s responsive programming, the same…

VC activism should spark national youth movement

By MIRA SINGER – 7 years ago

By now anyone familiar with Vassar College knows about the protest scheduled by the Westboro Baptist Church. We are targeted because of our inclusive community and acceptance of LGTBQIA students.…

S. Korea president begins with bold agenda

By SARA LOBO – 7 years ago

South Korea’s first female president, Park Geun-hye, was sworn into office this past Monday. Conservative in philosophy and focused on defense, she inherits a slowing economy and tense relations with…

NYT writer mars paper, misinforms readers

By LANE KISONAK – 7 years ago

As the editor of an opinions section for a newspaper, I find it endlessly interesting to study opinions sections in other newspapers. Take The New York Times, for example. Its…

Space rocks, sequestration offer chance for reflection

By LANE KISONAK – 7 years ago

In about one week, a massive object is set to strike Washington, D.C., the effects of its impact rippling across the country. This object, whose official designation is Pub.L. 112-25…

Elitism besets U.S. Supreme Court bench

By JUAN THOMPSON – 7 years ago

When Sonia Sotomayor testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee during her confirmation hearings in 2009 she had this to say about the idea of allowing cameras into the Supreme Court:…