Ben West

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Tune into RUSA debates

Where will you be at 7 p.m? A better question is where should you be, and I believe that I may have the answer. The candidates who are vying for the position ...




Health care support will only grow

Week after week, many Republicans continue to deny the merits of President Barack Obama's health care reform legislation. More generally, Republicans ...

FairTax lacks practicality

The tea party patriots' movement claims to be united by core values expressed in the nation's founding documents, such as the Federalist Papers. Tea is ...

Strong not small government

The author of "Liberal ideals fail to explain," featured in The Daily Targum on Feb. 8 responded to my criticisms of the Tea Party movement. In my article, ...

The folly of Tea parties

These are the core principles of the Tea Party Patriots — "constitutionally limited government," "fiscal responsibility" and "free markets" — a group ...

Every drop counts

A blood drive is being held in your residence hall. Seeking to serve his community and hoping to receive a free T-shirt by doing so, your friend, a fellow ...

Make marriage equality a reality

Today, the New Jersey Legislature will consider a proposal to grant same-sex couples the right to marry. The proposal will be considered today by a Senate ...

Strengthen religious diversity

Kerri Wilson and I hosted a discussion that focused on the possibility of creating an Interfaith Student Council at Rutgers University. Several student ...

Westboro not the only source of hate

The past week has seen numerous articles about the visit that the University will soon receive from the infamously anti-Semitic, anti-Catholic and anti-gay ...

What's on your mind Rutgers

This month marks the Rutgers University Student Assembly's implementation of an exciting new initiative called "What's on Your Mind Month." During October, ...

RUSA retreat an unnecessary expense

At last week's Rutgers University Student Assembly meeting, several student representatives, including myself, took a stand against the use of $20,000 ...



Flaunt this

Apparently, Jeff Wisniewski, the Rutgers College junior who graciously submitted his opinion to the Pendulum on March 12 in The Daily Targum, believes ...

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