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. […]

by Editors· · 0 comments · Op-Ed, 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
EDITORIAL: State residents deserve option of in-state schools

EDITORIAL: State residents deserve option of in-state schools

For some U.S. residents, in-state college is out of the question. In an effort to acquire more revenue, many state schools are targeting out-of-state students, The Washington Post reported. Out of the 50 “state flagship” schools, 43 have enrolled fewer freshmen in 2014 than they did in the mid-1990s. Tuition for out-of-state students can be more than two and a […]

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EDITORIAL: Barbie’s body positivity not totally genuine

EDITORIAL: Barbie’s body positivity not totally genuine

Life in plastic just got a little more fantastic. In an effort to boost its steadily falling sales, Mattel has broadened its Barbie dolls’ appearances to include four different sizes: original, curvy, tall and petite, Time reported. Mattel will now manufacture dolls with combinations of varying skin tones and body shapes. Different-sized Barbies will also have different-sized outfits. This means that […]

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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