Post Tagged with: "Election 2012"

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 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 12, 2012 at 2:23 pm / in Interview

Democracy at Your Fingertips

The deadline to mail voter registration in New York is today, October 12, so be sure to drop off that form in the Lerner mailbox if you haven’t already. If you are already registered to vote but have not requested an absentee ballot or want to receive text or email reminders about this and future elections, click here to visit TurboVote.

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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 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 9, 2012 at 4:35 am / in Campus

Political Minutes: Economic Advisers Forum

With the presidential election looming ahead and the economy considered unanimously to be the most defining issue, a debate between the senior economic advisers of the candidates could not have been more fitting for last night’s World Leaders Forum event.

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by / on October 5, 2012 at 3:13 pm / in Election 2012

Highway 270: Colorado

Colorado makes for an interesting microcosm of the nation as a whole—its median voter rather than its extremist blocs—in that its voters tend to be amongst the most politically moderate in the United States.

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by / on October 2, 2012 at 10:40 pm / in Campus, Domestic, Opinion, Uncategorized

Distilled Democracy

But when the voice of a popular majority is reported and heard only after it has been distilled through a partial and specific government structure, it’s no wonder that few American voters feel that voting is significant — or even that the political sphere is a forum in which their voices belong.

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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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