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The Contrarian: Math Rocks

In 2012, the American protesters’ rally cry might have a bit of a different ring than it did in its incendiary first year. “We are the 94%” is unlikely to be a PR firebrand, but for the sake of respecting the o...
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The Contrarian: Diplomacy Drama

Pakistan has been receiving money and military provisions from the United States since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1947, the year that Pakistan (and India) gained independence as sovereign nati...
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The Contrarian: Know Your Enemy

Last Thursday was the two-month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement and I was surprised to realize that I had no idea it had been that long. This “Day of Action,” organized and planned weeks prior to...

The Contrarian: An Education

When I was in high school, I applied to three four-year colleges, two private, one public, keeping in mind what sort of monetary clout I was working with and how that would effect my decision regarding what...