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Someone tried to set my building on fire! The elevator in Digman Hall was set ablaze by some moron who lived there. We had to leave the building at about 2 am and couldn’t go back until 5 am. There was damage to the interior of the elevator and there is some discoloration from smoke on the ceiling in the first floor, but besides that the building remained intact. Now this idiot is in jail on arson charges and will probably have his life ruined because of one stupid decision.
Rand Paul dominated the CPAC straw poll, pulling in 31% of the vote. The second place finisher was Ted Cruz, with 11%. (We’ll be covering our trip to CPAC in the next issue). Paul and Cruz have traded barbs recently, with Cruz explicitly saying that he disagreed with Paul on foreign policy. Paul reacted by writing an op-ed in Breitbart News in which he did not mention Cruz by name, but clearly referred to him, criticizing him for his constant invocation of Ronald Reagan and denigration of past GOP presidential nominees. Paul argued that in reality, Reagan had a restrained foreign policy, being extremely reluctant to deploy U.S. troops.
After an incredibly harsh winter, it looks like temperatures on campus might finally be warming up. Here’s to hoping it stays this way.
The U.S. government is suing Sprint, alleging that Sprint overcharged them to provide the NSA the telephone metadata of its customers. Nice to know the government is cost conscious with spying on our communications.
At CPAC, conservatives showed themselves more willing to consider both prison reform and drug legalization. A promising sign!
The father of Connecticut mass murderer Adam Lanza, who killed 26 people at a school in Newtown, has finally commented publicly. He says that he is sure that if his son had a chance, he would have killed him too, and that he wishes his son had never been born.
Some behind the scenes emails relating to last year’s government shutdown have been revealed, showing that officials at the National Park Service were mainly concerned that Congress instead of the Department of the Interior got the blame for barring World War II veterans from visiting the memorial dedicated to them. For shame. Once again, it took a lot more man power to close these memorials than it would have taken to keep them open.
Sharyl Attkisson, a reporter for CBS News, has resigned. According to Politico, she had “grown frustrated with what she saw as the network’s liberal bias, [and] an outsized influence by the network’s corporate partners and a lack of dedication to investigative reporting.”
Congress passed a monstrosity of a farm bill which continues to shovel tax payer money at already wealthy and profitable agribusinesses. Farm subsidies ought to be phased out entirely, seeing as how they are significantly more obscene than food stamps.

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