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$150 million for Guantanamo Bay unjustifiable

Last Thursday, the Department of Defense requested $150 million from Congress to fund construction of a new prison building at Guantanamo Bay and make renovations to existing buildings. This request is very concerning in many ways.


Same-sex marriage a matter of law

I’m sure most of you are aware that the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing two cases having to deal with gay marriage this week — one against the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and the other against California’s Proposition 8 (which overturned a State Supreme Court decision allowing same sex marriage).


Right to marriage fundamental

The Supreme Court is rapidly approaching its decision on same-sex marriage in regards to the constitutionality of both the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s same-sex marriage ban.


Obama takes bold step toward two-state solution

At the Jerusalem Convention Center last Thursday, President Barack Obama urged Israelis to empathize with the Palestinians, saying that “there should be two states for two people.” Given our country’s history with Israel, it was an unexpected and bold statement.


NCAA flag rule compromises culture

As college basketball’s “March Madness” tournament continues, South Carolina was once again thrown into the spotlight regarding the NCAA edict barring tournament games from being played in the state.