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Here's an Idea: Donate your Stimulus Check

                                                                                                            Washington Examiner

The U.S. government will soon begin depositing $1,200 into bank accounts for people who earn less than $75,000 as an individual, $112,500 as the head of household, or $150,000 married and filing jointly. But what should you do with this money?

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Looking Outward: Better the Marine Corps' Legal Services Community

                                                                                                 MARINE CORPS Gazette 

Suppose you were a Marine gradu- ating law school. You have over $140,000 of student loans; how- ever, at least you have a juris doctorate degree. Now, you are heading to The Basic School (TBS)—eventually.

Crisis in Venezuela: the United States’ Duty​ to Respond     

                                                   The SAIS Review of International Affairs 

If you turn on the news today, you will most likely hear about the recent government shutdown, our military presence in the Middle East, or a number of other domestic and international issues. But what will most likely not be discussed, or at least at length, is the threat the Venezuelan crisis poses to the United States.

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An Abortion Red Herring in Alabama

                                                                                                                        Wall Street Journal

When the University of Alabama decided to return a $21.5 million donation to investor Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. and remove his name from its law school, Mr. Culverhouse claimed it was retaliation for his speaking out against Alabama’s new abortion law. But the university’s decision had nothing to do with abortion.

The Third-Party Doctrine in the Wake of a “Seismic Shift”

                                                                                        AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION

More than 40 years ago, in United States v. Miller, 425 U.S. 435 (1976), the Supreme Court created the third-party doctrine. But at its inception, it was impossible for any judge—even Supreme Court justices—to appreciate how society’s reliance on technology would create a “seismic shift” in the doctrine’s reach. 

U.S. Marine’s Journal Tells Firsthand Account Of Platoon’s Sacrifice In World War II

                                                                                                                                                Forbes

These were just a few of the observations dutifully scrawled into the journal of Private First Class Joseph P. Nicoletto of Tampa Bay, Florida, regarding the 44 men in his Marine infantry platoon.

A New Year's resolution for the rest of your life—Live like Roberto Clemente

                                                                                                                    Fox News Opinion

Every year millions of people celebrate the New Year with their resolutions. From losing weight to reading more to finding a new hobby, most have participated in this ritual. But these goals are fleeting and, although beneficial, can be somewhat selfish.

The root of enthusiasm and why it’s vital for successful Marine leaders

Marine Corps Times

In 1944, 44 Marines landed on the beaches of Roi Namur in the Marshall Islands. Seven survived Marine Pfc. Joseph P. Nicoletto, my grandfather, was one of those seven.

Average law student? Put in the work and you can still clerk

                                 American Bar Association Before the Bar Blog

Do you want to clerk, but have been told that if you are not in the top five percent, do not attend Harvard Law School, and do not speak seven languages, you can’t? Then this article is for you.

The Five Nations That Will Determine the Fate of Peace Negotiations in Afghanistan

                                                                                International Affairs Review

17,844 killed, 55,094 wounded, exponentially more displaced – welcome to Afghanistan, the “Graveyard of Empires.” This bloodshed represents the estimated number of U.S. service members and civilians affected by combat operations within Afghanistan over the past 17 years.

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Stay at Home: don't make Doctors kill their patients   

                                                                                Washington Examiner

Last week, the local news station showed a young man, no older than 25, on Clearwater Beach saying something along the lines of: “I’m not afraid of the coronavirus. It’s not going to stop me from getting drunk.”

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Publishing Articles As A Young Professional—How And Why

                                                                                    MARINE CORPS Gazette Blog

I had a friend recently ask me “how do you get published so often?”. My response: “I pretend like I know what I’m talking about.” That’s only half the battle though. 

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Book Review “The Coddling Of The American Mind” By Greg Lukianoff And Jonathan Haidt

                                                                                    MARINE CORPS Gazette Blog

The title of this book might scare off people who would deeply enjoy it. Though its title is prone to the misinterpretation that the book serves as an embrace of the dismissive attitude some people have towards so-called “snowflakes,” The Coddling of the American Mind should be a mandatory read for everyone—especially millennials who are exhausted by the lazy and spoiled narrative surrounding their existence. Everyone can profit from the perspective offered in this book.

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