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...

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Do Discriminate

February 4, 2011

A wretched manifestation of an old problem has come under the scrutiny of the United States. The subject is the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. Besides the injustice it does to otherwise perfectly functional military personnel, this policy undercuts any moral arguments one might make to justify the wars. Soldiers are fighting for liberty and freedom while simultaneously being denied these Western...

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