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Proposed ban on Sharia law is out of ignorance

Scott examines the implications behind the proposed ban against Sharia law.  He argues that this very proposal proves prejudice is still  prevelant in  society. Of all of Mark Twain’s great quotes, “history doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme,” has always stuck out to me as especially insightful.…

Occupy Philly generates mixed opinions

Zachary Scott argues that protestors of Occupy Philly need to communicate with political leaders in a more effective way, rather than having a dis-jointed movemment. During the last few days, every time I’ve left City Hall I’ve been greeted by drum circles, abandoned cardboard signs and the slowly festering smell of filth and week-old sweat.…

Rethinking charisma and its role in politics

ZACHARY SCOTT While charisma is a great quality to possess, it shouldn’t be the deciding factor when electing a politician. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) has recently become quite the topic of interest due to her success at the Ames Straw Poll and because of the controversy that seems to follow her wherever she goes.…