West Side Stories

A Texas-Sized Blunder

October 24, 2011

When Texas Governor and current republican presidential candidate Rick Perry released an executive order that required 6th grade girls to be vaccinated against the Human Papillomavirus, or HPV, he could have hardly predicted the long term consequences its issuance would cause. Those consequences would be remarks decrying the order made by Republican presidential hopefuls, especially Michele Bachmann...

A Papal Problem: Vatican Cannot Cure AIDS by Ignoring Problem

August 18, 2010

On March 17, 2009, Pope Benedict XVI made his first visit to the African continent by visiting Angola and Cameroon. While there, Benedict reignited a large controversy over the Catholic stance on condom use, saying that AIDS was “a tragedy that cannot be overcome by money alone, that cannot be overcome through the distribution of condoms, which even aggravates the problems”. Unfortunately, ...

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