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EDITORIAL: Martin Shkreli pleads Fifth, still annoys

Pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli testified in front of Congress Thursday, invoking the Fifth Amendment on almost every question, NPR reported. The only question he did answer was about the pronunciation of his name. Shkreli, also facing federal fraud charges, was called into a congressional hearing to speak about how he raised the price of a life-saving drug used to treat […]

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EDITORIAL: Increased U.S. exonerations show need for reform

EDITORIAL: Increased U.S. exonerations show need for reform

Sometimes the guilty aren’t always so guilty. A record of 149 exonerations occurred in 2015, according to a recent report from The National Registry of Exonerations. Of those exonerations, two-thirds were minorities and half were African-American. Since 2011, the number of exonerations in the United States has more than doubled, the report said. 2015 was also the year with the […]

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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
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EDITORIAL: To fight patriarchy, women should be eligible for draft

All could soon be fair in drafting for a war. U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, and Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller, said they support women registering for the draft in a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, The Washington Post reported. This follows Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s December decision to open up all combat roles to women […]

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EDITORIAL: Boston Latin School has race problem

EDITORIAL: Boston Latin School has race problem

Students are accusing Boston Latin School, one of the top public high schools in the state, of fostering a racist environment, The New York Times reported. This news follows a video posted by two Boston Latin students, Meggie Noel and Kylie Webster-Cazeau, urging their peers and Boston Latin alumni to spread in the hashtag #BlackAtBLS to raise awareness of racism […]

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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
OP-ED: In response to “Trump is bad, Cruz is terrifying”

OP-ED: In response to “Trump is bad, Cruz is terrifying”

Op-eds do not reflect the editorial opinion of The Daily Free Press. They are solely the opinion of the author. Thank you for your thoughtful and well-written essay. I respond with respect. So Ms. Gamades, when an American now expresses middle-of-the-road, down-the-center American values, you consider him extreme. Let’s flush that out. Mr. Cruz cares tremendously about your liberty, Ms. […]

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