Politics

Super PACs: How new funding sources threaten to turn our democracy into a plutocracy

Super PACs: How new funding sources threaten to turn our democracy into a plutocracy

By April 17, 2012

Politics:

Super Political Action Committees (PACs) have taken on an increasingly influential role in the 2012 Republican primaries by using uncapped donations—many from individual billionaires—to create… Read More ›

Gas prices are not Obama’s fault: It’s simple. High gas prices are not Obama’s fault

Gas prices are not Obama’s fault: It’s simple. High gas prices are not Obama’s fault

By April 17, 2012

Politics:

To understand how much control the President of the United States has over gas prices, one must first have a basic understanding of how the… Read More ›

Job increases: A comment on Obama’s efforts to increase American jobs

Job increases: A comment on Obama’s efforts to increase American jobs

By April 17, 2012

Domestic Policy, Politics:

Since the turn of the New Year, significant improvements in employment rates have led to a hopeful outlook for the recovering economy. The New York… Read More ›

Vilifying Romney: Why Republicans are not enthusiastically rallying around the front runner

Vilifying Romney: Why Republicans are not enthusiastically rallying around the front runner

By April 17, 2012

Politics:

Throughout the 2012 Republican primary, Mitt Romney has been seen as the inevitable nominee because of his economic focus, previous political experience, and relatively moderate… Read More ›

Ron Paul’s youth vote: Why Ron Paul has such a disproportionate hold on America’s youth

Ron Paul’s youth vote: Why Ron Paul has such a disproportionate hold on America’s youth

By April 17, 2012

Politics:

It appears that Texas Representative Ron Paul will likely stay in the presidential election, whether through a GOP miracle or on a Libertarian ticket. Either… Read More ›

Romney’s money problems: How Mitt Romney’s thick wallet is getting in between him and voters

Romney’s money problems: How Mitt Romney’s thick wallet is getting in between him and voters

By April 17, 2012

Politics:

One could say that Mitt Romney has done a fantastic job of distancing himself from the American public. Though his platform on some issues has… Read More ›

Negative campaigning: Despite their reputation, attack ads are very effective

Negative campaigning: Despite their reputation, attack ads are very effective

By April 17, 2012

Politics:

A black and white image of your favorite candidate appears. An intensely deep voice informs you that this candidate is not the person you thought… Read More ›

Falsely Criticized: Republican critiques of Obama are founded in fear and falsehoods

Falsely Criticized: Republican critiques of Obama are founded in fear and falsehoods

By April 16, 2012

Politics:

At the beginning of the 2012 election season, everyone with fantasies of a presidential bid began campaigning on the premise that President Obama had fundamentally… Read More ›

Rational thought returns: With the recent GOP withdrawals, America can finally get back on track

Rational thought returns: With the recent GOP withdrawals, America can finally get back on track

By January 20, 2012

Politics:

Take a deep breath, all you rational people out there. The future is not as bleak as it first appeared. We have a third piece… Read More ›

The repetition of history: What previous elections suggest about 2012

The repetition of history: What previous elections suggest about 2012

By January 20, 2012

Politics:

During the twentieth century the vast majority of incumbent Presidents won reelection to office. However, recent polls suggest a different fate for President Obama. Past… Read More ›

Rick Perry hits Youtube: (But Youtube hits back harder.) A look into the most disliked video online

Rick Perry hits Youtube: (But Youtube hits back harder.) A look into the most disliked video online

By January 20, 2012

Politics:

The recent Rick Perry campaign video “Strong” has surpassed Rebecca’s Black’s notorious “Friday” music video as the most hated YouTube video. In it Perry manages… Read More ›

Hardly Victorious: Was Romney’s Iowa victory really a win for his presidential campaign?

Hardly Victorious: Was Romney’s Iowa victory really a win for his presidential campaign?

By January 20, 2012

Politics:

Because it is the first major electoral event of the Republican Primaries, the Iowa caucus receives much attention. It began at seven o’clock p.m. Central… Read More ›

Get elected or die: In the “Live Free or Die” state, Romney’s momentum was revived, while his competitors came up short

Get elected or die: In the “Live Free or Die” state, Romney’s momentum was revived, while his competitors came up short

By January 20, 2012

Politics:

As the New Hampshire primary results rolled in, one name rose to the forefront: Mitt Romney. Winning the primary with 39%, Romney was followed by… Read More ›