Articles by: Danielle Fong

by / on September 25, 2012 at 10:17 pm / in Campus

Political Minutes: The Constitution, the Court, and America’s Promise

Professor Freeman began by setting the tone of the era through the eyes of Alexander Hamilton, noting that, “He was a brilliant, sometimes arrogant, often impatient, and always impulsive politician.”

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by / on September 23, 2012 at 12:10 pm / in Domestic, Opinion, Uncategorized

Sound Bite Politics

As a citizen voting in her first presidential election, I am disappointed with the flavor of the current discourse and the lack of concrete ideas. Politics always has had mudslinging and distracting sound bites, but in this election we are faced with two competing visions for the American government to bring the country out of its economic recession.

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by / on September 13, 2012 at 5:15 pm / in Campus, Culture

Political Minutes: Sexual Assault in the Military, The Invisible War

The Invisible War depicts for the viewer the rape-culture of the United States armed forces and what some men and women have experienced when trying to deal with this culture in the aftermath of their own attacks.

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by / on September 8, 2012 at 3:20 pm / in Domestic, Opinion, Uncategorized

(First) Ladies First

Behind every president, with the exception of James Buchanan, there has been a strong first lady helping her husband deal with the pressure and problems inherent in running the country.

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by / on July 28, 2012 at 10:56 am / in Domestic, Opinion

Don’t Forget About Congress

Everyone should go vote in November and follow not just the presidential race, but also the congressional ones. Everyone should strive to be well informed on all the candidates’ positions.

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by / on July 16, 2012 at 8:27 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

Enough Vague Campaigning

It’s been a tiring primary season filled with mostly broad, sweeping statements from both sides with figurative or actual “booing” from the opposite side. As we enter into the next phase of presidential and legislative debates, I hope we will hear more details.

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by / on June 28, 2012 at 8:08 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

A Step in the Right Direction

The law is not perfect, nor fully operational yet (the mandate not becoming effective until 2014). But, at least the question now can now be “how will it work?” rather than “is the law even constitutional?”

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by / on June 15, 2012 at 10:54 am / in Domestic, Opinion

Primaries Are Important Too

In many congressional and state electoral contests, one party is dominant, making the primary the determinative (though not definitive) election. It is worrisome that so many of these decisions are being made through a largely neglected primary process.

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by / on May 14, 2012 at 9:32 pm / in Campus, Domestic, Opinion

Obama’s Non-political Women Speech

President Barack Obama’s speech to the Barnard College 2012 graduating class focused on how this group of smart young women can help move our country forward. His speech focused on women and how women can change the world, which is fitting as the commencement speaker for one of the world’s best women’s college.

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