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Boy Scouts’ New LGBT Policy Masquerades as Inclusive

Boy Scouts' New LGBT Policy Masquerades as Inclusive

Alex Daugherty

February 6, 2013

The Boy Scouts of America, one of the largest youth organizations in the country, has finally made the step of changing its discriminatory membership policy. Since its founding in 1910, the Boy Scouts have refused entry to anyone who identifies as LGBT. In 2010, the scouts started a review of its memb...

Where Anthea Butler went wrong: An unbalanced MLK Day

Where Anthea Butler went wrong: An unbalanced MLK Day

Alex Daugherty

January 30, 2013

It seems that our recent MLK Day celebration at our liberal arts college came with a heavy dose of "liberal". Anthea Butler, a professor of religious studies at the University of Pennsylvania, delivered the keynote address. Butler is a frequent guest on the Melissa Perry Harris Show on MSNBC and unsurprising...

Armstrong Deserves Lifetime Ban

Armstrong Deserves Lifetime Ban

Alex Daugherty

January 23, 2013

This past week on Oprah, disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong finally came out and admitted that he took performance enhancing drugs. The former seven-time Tour de France winner had his titles stripped over the summer and there was rampant speculation that Armstrong would give a confession for months. Ar...

Should steroid users be allowed into the Baseball Hall of Fame?

Should steroid users be allowed into the Baseball Hall of Fame?

Alex Daugherty

January 16, 2013

As an avid baseball fan, I’m angry. I’m Angry with the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) for producing a ridiculous hall of fame ballot. Writers across the country inappropriately acted as the morality police by keeping suspected steroid users and others with no connection to steroids o...

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