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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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by / on October 29, 2014 at 9:26 pm / in International Politics, Uncategorized

Ebola: Panic or Pandemic?

The 2011 movie Contagion detailed the plight of the human race as it battled against a rare form of fatal influenza transmitted through the air. During the last couple of months, it feels like the movie has […]

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by / on October 29, 2014 at 6:20 pm / in Domestic Politics

Breaking Spirits Instead of Bread

Criminalizing food-sharing programs is an unfortunate growing trend in the United States. Fueled by the ideas that homelessness is a choice and feeding the homeless allows them to remain in their situation, 31 cities have taken action […]

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by / on October 26, 2014 at 9:32 pm / in Domestic Politics

Voter ID Law: The Fault in Both Perspectives

The Supreme Court’s recent order approving Texas’s voter ID law has pushed voting rights issues back into the spotlight. The two most common arguments about voter ID laws are that they either prevent voter fraud on a […]

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by / on October 25, 2014 at 2:22 pm / in Europe, Middle East, and Africa, International Politics

The Tired, the Poor, the Huddled Masses: Why A Travel Ban is the Wrong Ebola Strategy

The United States is no stranger to foreign threats–but we also tend to consider ourselves exempt. By 1937, for example, Adolf Hitler had started his meteoric rise to power. It seemed that war was approaching, and some […]

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by / on October 24, 2014 at 10:44 pm / in Domestic Politics

Do You Want Fries (or Voters) with That?: the GOP and the Minimum Wage

Chris Christie is facing criticism for his comments to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday. “I gotta tell you the truth, I’m tired of hearing about the minimum wage, I really am. I don’t think there’s […]

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by / on October 22, 2014 at 3:01 pm / in Domestic Politics

2014 Gubernatorial Elections: A Race to Remember

Forget Senate midterms. History is in the making in the gubernatorial elections. This year nearly half a dozen incumbents are in the fight for their lives, and the competition is stiff all around. Since 1984, when six incumbents […]

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by / on October 20, 2014 at 11:56 am / in Domestic Politics

Dixie Chicks: Southern Women Fuel Senate Midterms

Though the House of Representatives will almost surely remain in the hands of the Republicans after this year’s midterm elections, control of the U.S. Senate is in flux. Republicans are looking to take back the Senate and […]

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by / on October 18, 2014 at 4:47 pm / in Domestic Politics

Government Surveillance: When There’s a Way, There’s a Will

In class last week, we debated the US government’s policy of spying on the digital and telephonic communications of its citizens.  To a few, myself included, the fact that the NSA collects the phone records of millions of citizens daily and is spying on […]

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by / on October 1, 2014 at 4:01 pm / in Domestic Politics, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, International Politics

Institutional Incompetence: A Parallel Case Between Roger Goodell and Hillary Clinton

As the leaves began to turn and the weather became cooler, countless Americans turned to one of our greatest fall traditions—spending the weekends watching football. The outset of this particular football season, however, was marred by controversies […]

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