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Opinion: Drone warfare adds unseen dangers to combat

Opinion: Drone warfare adds unseen dangers to combat

Nick Cohen, Columnist

October 25, 2012

Drone warfare has not been a significant issue this election season. In fact, it most likely never will be. Both candidates fully support the use of drone strikes in the Middle East and Pakistan. But should they? There are obvious benefits to using drones over conventional soldiers. First off,...

Opinion: Arguing Obamacare a moot point

October 19, 2012

After the Vice Presidential Debate, it is apparent that the Affordable Care Act (better known as Obamacare) is an extremely important and hotly contested issue in this election. Championed by the left as a solution to government provided healthcare and a mate to Medicare and Medicaid, it calls for health...

Opinion: Romney sways public with tall tales

Opinion: Romney sways public with tall tales

Nick Cohen, Columnist

October 11, 2012

There is no question that Republican challenger Mitt Romney won the first Presidential debate, as far as speaking goes. He was clear, articulate, and assertive, unlike the tired nature that Obama presented himself in. Governor Romney came out with his fists ready, and he threw many punches. However,...

Opinion: The Failure of Modern Politics

Opinion: The Failure of Modern Politics

Nick Cohen, Columnist

October 3, 2012

With the current presidential race in full swing, it is easy to see just how wrong and broken our current political system is. No longer is politics about doing what is right for the people. No longer is it about serving our country and representing the masses. Instead, it has devolved into a game in...

Opinion: Leave the Middle East to Middle Easterners

Opinion: Leave the Middle East to Middle Easterners

Nick Cohen, Columnist

September 28, 2012

With the recent conflicts raging throughout the Middle East, questions about U.S. intervention and authority have been brought up. For the past 12 years, America has acted as the police force of the world, backing both democratic and dictatorial regimes and attempting to put down terrorist cell insurgencies....

Politicians should stay within the realm of rhetoric

Tommy Toghramadjian, News Editor

September 28, 2012

Every four years Americans have the chance to step back and examine the state of their country, think about what they want for the future, and select the candidate who they feel has the vision and ability to lead the nation in the right direction. In many ways, it is a time of national pride. Election s...

Romney video a major setback for campaign

September 28, 2012

With less than two months to go before the upcoming presidential election, a video has been released of candidate Mitt Romney at a fundraiser where he stated that 47% of Americans pay no income tax, and that these people will vote for Obama no matter what.  He also implied that voting for Obama entailed...

Editorial: Changes in athletic department should be augmented by student enthusiasm

September 28, 2012

It’s hard not to notice the changes being made in the St. Paul Academy and Summit School Athletic Department. With new gym floors, a new Spartan logo, new coaches, and new athletes, the school’s sports programs have all the components needed for success.  The question now is whether the student body i...

Veracross a great idea, but execution needs work

September 28, 2012

St. Paul Academy and Summit School recently made its latest advance in the quest toward being paperless by offering an alternative to assignment sheets, a former staple in SPA curriculum. Students this year are using the new Veracross platform, which formats assignments into an electronic calendar. This is...

Opinion: Are you better off now than you were four years ago?

Opinion: Are you better off now than you were four years ago?

Nick Cohen, Columnist

September 19, 2012

During Mitt Romney’s Republican National Convention speech, he asked the audience, “Are you better off than you were four years ago?” But for most Americans, this question requires more than a simple yes-no answer. There has been significant progress in many respects in the last four years,...

Opinion: Romney-Ryan Medicare plan could prove fatal

Nick Cohen, Columnist

September 12, 2012

Following the selection of running mate Paul Ryan (R-WI), as well as the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney has become even bolder. Before, he was running as a middle-ground Republican who could appeal (somewhat) to both sides, despite the fact that he moved more...

Opinion: Why Pick Paul Ryan?

Nick Cohen, Columnist

September 6, 2012

From the moment Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wi) was selected as Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s running mate, he altered the dialogue of this election season. He provides a younger, more energetic, and more conservative attitude to Romney’s campaign. But why was he chosen in the first...