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by / on December 2, 2014 at 2:47 am / in Domestic Politics

In Defense of the Firing Squad: An Anti-Death-Penalty Look at Proposed Legislation in Utah and Ohio

Last month, a panel of Utah lawmakers voted nine to two to approve a measure that would allow the use of a firing squad to execute death row inmates. Under the proposed legislation, if the state could […]

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by / on November 30, 2014 at 10:27 am / in Domestic Politics

Love in Saint Louis: The Unseen Side of the Ferguson Protests

Hockey games in Saint Louis, where fans can cheer on the Saint Louis Blues, are always a popular event. They’re usually filled with vibrant fans clad in blue and gold in the streets shouting “Let’s Go Blues!” […]

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by / on November 30, 2014 at 1:39 am / in Domestic Politics

Oh no. Another Stupid, Unoriginal Opinion on Ferguson.

I know what you’re thinking: “oh great, another uninformed college student’s opinion on Ferguson. I mean, what right does he have to talk about this issue?”  I know, I know, but I’m writing this anyway.  After all, isn’t […]

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by / on November 28, 2014 at 7:13 pm / in Domestic Politics

WANTED: Secretary of Defense, Some Collaborative Skill Required

With rising tensions in Russia and the Ukraine, the presence of ISIS in Syria and Iraq, and failed negotiations with Iran, President Obama’s national security team faces intense scrutiny. Republican and Democratic leaders have both criticized the […]

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by / on November 25, 2014 at 3:37 pm / in Domestic Politics, The Easy E's of Politics, Uncategorized

Black Lives Matter

I watched from home as special prosecutor Robert McCulloch told the nation and the people of Fergsuon that the grand jury “gave up their lives” as they evaluated all of the evidence he brought before them. I […]

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by / on November 24, 2014 at 10:58 pm / in Domestic Politics

Ferguson Shooting: Where do We Go From Here?

In the moments leading up to a final decision on the killing of the unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, Americans waited with bated breath to see if the white police officer would face charges. In the hours […]

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by / on November 24, 2014 at 1:16 pm / in Europe, Middle East, and Africa, International Politics

Russia the Invincible? The Disconnect Between Putin’s Perception and Reality

While Western-imposed sanctions are taking an increasingly negative toll on the Russian economy, it appears that President Vladimir Putin is more affirmed of his hostility toward the country’s old Cold War-era foes. And yet, despite rhetoric lambasting […]

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by / on November 18, 2014 at 2:46 pm / in Domestic Politics

Supreme Court May Finally Rule on Gay Marriage Bans

Those passionate about the fight over gay marriage rights have been frustrated in recent months by the Supreme Court’s reluctance to rule definitively on the issue. Whether for or against giving LGBTQI couples the right to marry, […]

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by / on October 31, 2014 at 2:02 pm / in Europe, Middle East, and Africa, International Politics, The Americas

An Epidemic of Fear: The Media’s Response to Ebola

A few weeks ago, I found myself taking a quiz to see if there was any possibility that I might contract Ebola. After the quiz informed me that there was not a chance I would contract Ebola, […]

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by / on October 30, 2014 at 4:04 pm / in Domestic Politics

Young Voters and the Midterm Elections: A Revolutionary Shift or a Product of Historical Trend?

As the midterm elections approach, academics speculate regarding the outcome of the vote and the voters who will make the most difference. Young voters, many predict, will be the key factor in deciding the election. However, it […]

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