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The old lion is dead

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows…

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Dr. Nigel Ashford on “Human Rights: What They Are and What They Are Not”

From the war in Syria to the struggle for gay equality, political activists have invoked diverse causes in the name of human rights. As various cultures disagree on the nature of a just society, however, finding a universal definition for these rights seems more illusory than ever in a globalized age.

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Erasing Blight: the Government V. Free Market Economy

In a recent article titled, “Erase Blight. Erase Debt. In Bankrupt Detroit, It’s All The Same,” Joan Muller, of Forbes Magazine, presents an enticing opportunity to help fight the soaring crime rates and the rampant government spending. Her answer? Fighting something called “blight.”

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Before Registering for Classes

Politics. Whether it’s the presidential election or the unending debt fight, no one wants to hear it but everyone has an opinion. Sadly, the University of Virginia — chalk full of youthful zealots and intellectual old bags — is the last place that we can expect to find an apolitical refuge. As all students must learn sooner or later, the “discussion” classroom will, at some point, devolve into a heated partisan arena of poo-flinging whether its Applied Mechanics or Slavic Folklore &…

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CPAC in Review: Notable Quoteables

On the Economy: “If you happen to be a tax lawyer or an environmental lawyer, you are doing great.” Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) On government: Two brothers sold apples at a farm stand. They drove their truck to a local farm and bought apples at $1 apiece. They rushed to their stand where they sold their apples at the bargain basement price of $1. Soon they ran out of apples and returned to the farm to get another truckload of apples for $1…

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Recent Resolution Declaring Charlottesville a “Drone Free Zone” as a (small) Step in the Right Direction

On February 5, the Charlottesville city council voted 3-2 to pass a resolution declaring Charlottesville a “drone free zone.”  This resolution is a step in the right direction for anyone concerned government about violations of civil liberties.  As I am sure the reader knows, it would probably be difficult for the average citizen to hide from a drone.  The resolution really only has symbolic significance, though. According to Jason Koebler of US News, the measure does not ban state or federal agencies from flying drones over…

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The Big Burden of Big Government

We are being saddled with debt. Not just student loans or car payments. I am talking about government debt. This is much larger than a single big bird. It is no joke that the federal government last year borrowed 36 cents to help pay for every dollar it spent. This nearly trillion dollar deficit is an unimaginable amount of money that was added directly into the now $16 trillion dollar debt. To help understand these numbers, it is useful to scale them…

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