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‘Never let school interfere with your education’

Harrison Leonard December 8, 2010

I wish I could say I coined the phrase in that title. Actually, it was Mark Twain who penned it nearly one century ago. How relevant those words remain still today! Assuming I pass my classes this...

Rethinking Reagan

Harrison Leonard December 1, 2010

The 2008 Republican Primary campaign was, to me, quite humorous. I distinctly remember watching as the Republican contenders continually tried to “out-Reagan” each other during every televised debate. Indeed,...

Singing the Libertarian Party blues

Harrison Leonard November 23, 2010

With the recent midterm elections now behind us, I’ve been thinking a lot about competing concepts in the application of ideology. You know, the whole “principle versus pragmatism” debate. On...

Open letter to angry students re: tuition prices

Harrison Leonard November 16, 2010

Dear Fellow Students, It is disheartening to learn of the most recent round of CSU tuition hikes, which are set to take effect next semester. Everyone, it seems, is up in arms about them. I graduate...

So, about that election…

Harrison Leonard November 9, 2010

The 2010 midterm elections have come and gone. We’ve had a week to mull over the results. Here are three thoughts I came away with. 1. This election was a referendum on Barack Obama. Obviously, government...

Government: America’s only legal counterfeiting machine (part two)

Harrison Leonard November 5, 2010

To read "Government: America’s only legal counterfeiting machine (part one)" A few weeks ago, I wrote about how the Federal Reserve and the concept of central banks printing paper money have hurt...

Government: America’s only legal counterfeiting machine (part one)

Harrison Leonard October 19, 2010

The Federal Reserve announced its inclination late last week to aggressively push for further action in its attempt to battle the economic downturn, including the buying up of more long-term assets....

We deserve better than ‘douche and turd’

Harrison Leonard October 12, 2010

One of my favorite episodes of “South Park” revolves around the story of a school election, wherein the children are asked to vote for a new mascot. The two candidates offered up to the students...

Legalize pot: vote yes on Prop. 19

Harrison Leonard September 20, 2010

On Feb. 11, 2010, a police SWAT team raided the home of Missouri resident Jonathon Whitworth. Narcotics investigators received a search warrant to scour Whitworth’s home after being informed that...

Legalize freedom

Harrison Leonard September 14, 2010

The holiday season is fast approaching and Americans are getting excited. We love our holidays. We observe a dozen federal holidays, countless public holidays and a few state holidays as well. Few can...

In search of monsters to destroy

Harrison Leonard September 7, 2010

President Obama addressed the nation in a televised speech last Tuesday night, proudly declaring that the “American combat mission in Iraq has ended.” Oh, really. A “transitional” team of...

Go racial or go home

Harrison Leonard August 30, 2010

New York City’s Staten Island borough is being plagued by a recent succession of hate crimes. National Public Radio reported on Aug. 20 of “at least 10 alleged hate crimes in the borough's Port Richmond...

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