Steven Wenzel

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The problem with tuition hikes

As many students are already aware, Washington University has recently announced a tuition hike of $1,600 for the 2014-15 school year. Tuition has increased annually at the school for decades, and while this year’s increase is the lowest percentage-wise since the 1950s, it is still unacceptably high.

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An unlikely, if revealing, union

Last August saw a rather strange political union. Prominent conservatives, among them Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh and Ted Cruz, found themselves supporting a speech that Ashton Kutcher gave at an award ceremony.

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In for the penny, not for the pound: Why we need campaign finance reform

Last month, our Congress passed a bill with significant ramifications for the future of our country, and almost no one has heard of it. In order to understand what it does, we need to go back a few years to the big bank bailout. A key reason banks were failing was that they were making increasingly risky maneuvers with their customers’ money.

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The case for space

The worst part of the government shutdown was something that very few people even knew was happening. While Congress bickered and CNN displayed a flashy countdown, thousands of people were sent home from their government jobs. A number of these people belonged to NASA, and while they sat at home, twiddling their thumbs, the Curiosity rover sat on the surface of Mars.

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