Articles by: Jamie Boothe
Jamie Boothe is a senior in Columbia College majoring in biochemistry. He is a CPR Senior Editor. He can be reached at

by / on November 7, 2012 at 2:42 pm / in Domestic, Opinion, Uncategorized

The Grand Old Problem

But all speculation aside, this election proves one thing above all else: For better or for worse, America has changed and will continue to do so. The (pun intended) elephant of a question in the room, however, is whether the GOP will be able to as well.

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by / on October 30, 2012 at 2:19 pm / in Domestic, Election 2012, Opinion

Buckeye Bull’s-eye

With only a week left until Election Day, and after every political pundit and their brother has run through their theorized Electoral College scenarios again and again … let’s run through just a few more

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by / on October 27, 2012 at 1:14 pm / in Opinion, World

Ever the Emir

But regardless of whether it is openly discussed or not, as long as the world’s economy runs on oil, as it seems will be the case for at least the next few decades, Middle Eastern conflicts will continue to have a disproportionate impact on the global economy.

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by / on October 22, 2012 at 6:20 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

The Final Showdown

With only two weeks left, a slip here, a fumble there, and it could be game over.

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by / on October 16, 2012 at 2:05 am / in Domestic, Opinion

Not One for Talking

This election year has seen U.S. energy policy and the debate on global warming (does it exist, if it does who/what is responsible, and what we should do about it) get quite a bit of airtime, but from a distinctly 2012 tack.

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

Biden, Uncensored

The recent vice presidential debate between incumbent Joe Biden and challenger Paul Ryan was a fiery one to be sure, and now that a few days have passed and the outcome of the debate has been properly digested, several judgments can be made.

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by / on October 9, 2012 at 10:55 am / in Domestic, Opinion

How’d We Get to Sesame Street?

Since only a fraction of PBS’s funding comes from the federal government, eliminating the subsidy would not end PBS, but the network would almost certainly change as it would be forced to corporatize and long-standing classic programs might be thrown to the wayside in favor of new material.

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by / on October 1, 2012 at 10:24 pm / in Domestic, Election 2012, Opinion

A Game of Groans

This week President Obama and Mitt Romney will come together, face-to-face, for the first time in front of the national audience. They will debate domestic policy at the University of Denver, moderated by PBS’ Jim Lehrer.

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by / on October 1, 2012 at 9:58 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

Is There a War on Coal?

In the American context, there is a War on Terror, a War in Afghanistan, and a War on Drugs…but that is it. There is no “war” being waged against women, religion, or coal.

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by / on September 26, 2012 at 9:25 pm / in Domestic, Opinion, Uncategorized

The Taxer Conspiracy

Even in the face of an overwhelming wave of evidence that soundly contradicts their claim, they remain resolute in their conviction, undeterred by any well-grounded facts or presented documentation. They do so because their belief in this claim is based not on rational argument but rather on a deep hatred of the associated presidential candidate and what he stands for.

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