Articles by: David Silberthau

by / on November 7, 2012 at 9:27 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

The More Things Stay the Same, the More Things Change

But what’s the fallout of the election? We know Republicans have some soul-searching to do, but what happens with Washington? The House is still red. The Senate and White House blue.

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by / on October 29, 2012 at 11:02 pm / in Domestic, Election 2012, Opinion

One Week Out

Election seasons are often defined by three events. The debates, conventions, and V.P. picks. So what’s left? What is there still to talk about except the hundreds of polls released everyday?

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by / on October 24, 2012 at 12:44 am / in Domestic, Opinion

Obama Spins Mitt Around the World in Round Three

Romney clearly thought he had to merely play it safe and pass an abstract “litmus test”, while Obama was out to show that this guy is not ready to wield the might of the most powerful nation in the world.

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by / on October 18, 2012 at 7:50 pm / in Campus

Political Minutes: Cory Booker

Talking to Columbia students Tuesday night on behalf of the Kenneth Cole Foundation, Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, New Jersey discussed love, hope, change, and this generation’s imperative to tackle the hard issues.

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by / on October 16, 2012 at 1:54 am / in Domestic, Opinion

State of the Race

There’s a lot going on right now. The vice-presidential debate went live last week, polls have tightened significantly since Romney’s strong performance in Denver, the second Presidential debate is tomorrow night, and the election is in just over three weeks. Say that ten times fast.

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by / on October 9, 2012 at 10:47 am / in Domestic, Opinion

The One Man Time Bomb

You may have heard Romney’s quips and the president’s meager defense that “things are getting better”. It turns out those numbers were wrong.

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by / on October 2, 2012 at 12:36 am / in Domestic, Election 2012, Opinion

The Super Bowl of Electoral Politics

9 p.m. EST Wednesday night. Grab your popcorn and plop down in front of the television, because I hear the networks are carrying it. The presidential debates. It’s the Super Bowl of electoral politics. And boy am I excited.

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by / on September 25, 2012 at 12:51 am / in Domestic, Opinion

The Elephant in the Room

Mitt Romney, in being anything but a good candidate, is an example of the American process: that we are not given good candidates—we have to choose them.

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by / on September 18, 2012 at 8:43 pm / in Domestic, Opinion, World

Libya Shows Obama the Presidential

It doesn’t feel good to risk your life for a country that won’t pause to show its support. It doesn’t feel good to throw your life in harm’s way, only to hear that if there were another commander-in-chief, things would be different. It doesn’t feel good to be told your tremendous sacrifice is simply some politician’s collateral damage.

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by / on September 13, 2012 at 1:37 am / in Domestic, Election 2012, Opinion, Uncategorized

Life of the Party No More

The DNC wasn’t about Barack Obama the transformational figure. It was about Barack Obama, the man. While it seems bizarre, I don’t think people knew Barack Obama four years ago. They knew an ideal, not a Democrat.

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