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Ron Paul excels as false revolutionary

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Sam Chapman

March 11, 2012

Of all the detestable presidential candidates still in the race today, I reserve my worst ire for Ron Paul. True, some of the other candidates are far more despicable than he––notably Rick Santorum, who believes that women should stay in the home and not the workforce, and claims that the sep...

Open primaries encourage manipulation of democratic process

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Kyle Seasly

March 5, 2012

About a week ago, my dad sent me an article encouraging Democrats in Michigan (my home state) to vote for Rick Santorum in the Republican primary. Since Michigan has an "open primary," anyone can vote in the primary, even those not registered as Republicans. My father, a lifelong Democrat, joked that ...

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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