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REMILLARD: Waterboarding is torture, contrary to GOP candidates’ claims

REMILLARD: Waterboarding is torture, contrary to GOP candidates’ claims

Is waterboarding torture? Yes. Unequivocally. Now, before I go into the argument, let’s get some logistics out of the way. First, why are we talking about this? During Saturday’s final Republican debate before the New Hampshire primary, moderator David Muir posed the following question to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz: “Is waterboarding torture?” Cruz responded, “Well, under the definition of torture, […]

by Christopher Remillard· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
TENTINDO: Skip Valentine’s Day pressures

TENTINDO: Skip Valentine’s Day pressures

Romance is in the air, and it’s not because every news reporter is telling us to “Netflix and chill” during snowstorms. Valentine’s Day is upon us. The complicated holiday celebrates love, romance and a saint historically unrelated to those two things. No matter the background of the holiday, Feb. 14 is intimidating for those who are single, in a blossoming […]

by Will Tentindo· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
RENNER: Roosh V’s misogyny must be ignored

RENNER: Roosh V’s misogyny must be ignored

A group of misogynists was scheduled to meet Friday at the Paul Revere statue in Boston’s North End. This meeting has since been canceled due to safety concerns. This was only one of 165 meetings planned worldwide of a backward, self-proclaimed cult led by a man named Daryush Valizadeh, also known as Roosh V. Though the BBC described Valizadeh as […]

by Elise Renner· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
REMILLARD: Democrats could learn from GOP caucus results

REMILLARD: Democrats could learn from GOP caucus results

It has not been a good year for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Days after announcing he was running for president — way back on June 15, 2015 — NBC published a poll showing Bush as the frontrunner, five points ahead of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in a then-crowded 16-person GOP race. Seven months later, Walker is long gone, and […]

by Christopher Remillard· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
TENTINDO: Our celebrity hate culture is sexist

TENTINDO: Our celebrity hate culture is sexist

Donald Trump probably hates Megyn Kelly. If not, then he wants everyone to think he does. After FOX News denied his request to remove Megyn Kelly as a debate moderator, Trump boycotted the Jan. 28 Republican debate. As a result, Kelly moderated the debate, Trump held a protest and Trump’s supporters hurled sexist insults at Kelly online. What exactly did […]

by Will Tentindo· · 2 comments · Columns, Opinion
YANK-JACOBS: Martin O’Malley loses primary, wins health care issue

YANK-JACOBS: Martin O’Malley loses primary, wins health care issue

The Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential candidates have worked hard to stress their policy differences before voting is underway. Earlier this month, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s daughter, Chelsea Clinton, mentioned how Bernie Sanders will “dismantle” President Obama’s health care law — a disingenuous claim meant to portray Hillary Clinton as the defender of Obama’s legacy. Perhaps if Clinton focused […]

by Kobe Yank-Jacobs· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
GAMADES: President Obama starts fight on gender pay gap

GAMADES: President Obama starts fight on gender pay gap

The Obama administration rolled out new plans for easing the gender wage gap Friday. They proposed executive action, announced on the seventh anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, would require companies with more than 100 employees to report their employees’ wages, broken down into categories like race and gender, to the federal government. President Barack Obama is also […]

by Lucy Gamades· · 1 comment · Columns, Opinion
WILSHERE: So, what are we?

WILSHERE: So, what are we?

The text lingers on the tips of your fingers. The conversation is going well, but there is something you’d like to say, a small sentiment waiting in the back of your mind to be vocalized. “So, what are we?” are the words you want to type. This has been the dreaded conversation that seems to have a black mark on […]

by Meredith Wilshere· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
BURSTEIN: In Carly Fiorina versus Hillary Clinton, all women lose

BURSTEIN: In Carly Fiorina versus Hillary Clinton, all women lose

A running theme in the Republican debates has been attacking former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s credentials. Clinton seems likely to earn the Democratic nomination in the primary, meaning that whoever ends up representing the Republicans may be running against her. So far, the rhetoric against Clinton has pertained mostly to her private email scandal. However, in Thursday’s “undercard” Republican […]

by Sarah Burstein· · 1 comment · Columns, Opinion
REMILLARD: Trump-less debate chance to refocus GOP

REMILLARD: Trump-less debate chance to refocus GOP

Late Tuesday evening, GOP frontrunner Donald Trump announced via Twitter that he would not be participating in Thursday’s FOX News Republican Debate, the last before the first voters voice their opinions in the Iowa Caucuses on Monday. This created an important opportunity for the Republican Party to bounce back from what has been an undoubtedly disastrous presidential race for it. The […]

by Christopher Remillard· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion