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Locking Horns with the Past

Wil Kotnik, Blogger

April 4, 2017

This has been a busy few weeks, and Trump has been attempting to assert his competence in the oval office by making true the commitments he made during his campaign. As promised, he immediately went about trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), more commonly known as Obamacare. The ACA has, sinc...

Four More for Obama, Historic Ballot Measures Passed

Emily Lin-Jones

November 8, 2012

Cheers (and groans) resounded across campus Tuesday night as general election results poured in from across the nation, confirming Barack Obama's reelection as president of the United States. President Obama won the electoral college handily, clinching crucial battleground states like Pennsylvania,...

Proportional Distribution Needed to Fix Electoral College

Sam Chapman

November 8, 2012

If you claim you haven't had the following conversation in the past month, you're lying: You're with your friends, and the subject turns to politics. Somebody is almost certainly from California, Montana or some other solidly red or blue state. They'll mention who they plan to vote for, then write off...

Obama’s pro-coup politics must be condemned

Obama's pro-coup politics must be condemned

October 18, 2012

This column was contributed by Henry Gales '13 On Feb. 29, 2004, U.S. military personnel put Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide onto a plane and flew him to the Central African Republic. After being reelected in 2000, Aristide had continued to make enemies of powerful governments by refusing to privatize Haiti's utility companies (a demand pushed by George W. Bush and Bill Clin...

David Domke outlines opposing visions of America

Dylan Tull

February 9, 2012

Feelings of intense excitement and frustration are growing in all corners of the country as the 2012 election approaches and America watches Republican candidates desperately trying to gain voters' favor. According to Professor and Chair of the University of Washington Department of Communication...

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