Post Tagged with: "obama"

by / on February 22, 2014 at 3:16 pm / in Business, Domestic, Megan Kallstrom, Web Columnists

$10.10 an Hour

The minimum wage is a tricky subject. As with so many debates involving economics, seemingly-sound, yet antithetical, arguments abound, at times making it nearly impossible to distinguish between right or wrong, good or bad.

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by / on February 5, 2014 at 3:28 pm / in Campus, Julia Ghahramani, Uncategorized, Web Columnists

The Cruel Reality of Columbia’s Sexual Assault Policy

by In an oblique email sent out on January 29th, President Bollinger assured students that “gender-based misconduct and sexual assault have no place in [the Columbia] community. Period.” Bollinger’s statement came on the heels of widespread calls for reform by various student groups asking for a review of the administrative processes regarding sexual assault. The campus buzz over sexual assault […]

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by / on January 5, 2014 at 11:02 am / in Domestic, Winter 2013

Too Right to Be Wrong

As it now stands, the Republican Party has convinced a segment of the population that government is antithesis to the health of this nation. It has enabled a radical collection of far-right congressmen to eschew all compromise and centralized party direction. Tea Party politicians in Congress can afford, even relish, the political ramifications of a shutdown because, after forty years of anti-government rhetoric, these congressmen only need to re-affirm to their voters that government cannot function.

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by / on January 5, 2014 at 10:58 am / in Europe, Winter 2013, World

The Nerd Who Came In From The Cold

by In one of the great scenes from the 1966 film The Battle of Algiers, after being confronted by a pool of Western reporters about the French army’s use of torture against Algerian insurgents, the French officer Mathieu poses a question of his own: “Should France stay in Algeria? If your answer is still yes, then you must accept all […]

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by / on July 6, 2013 at 6:33 am / in Domestic, Opinion

Ich Bin Ein Hypocrite

Those sweeping speeches, those resolute condemnations of secrecy and surveillance; it was all just pandering to popular anti-Bush opinion.

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by / on February 5, 2013 at 12:04 am / in Domestic, Opinion

Inauguration Speech

The United States, with the president’s leadership, must think beyond the common slogans of big government and small government, towards the perhaps eerie, unsettling, and hard-to-package prospect of the right government.

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by / on November 1, 2012 at 10:01 pm / in Domestic, Opinion, Uncategorized, World

President of the World

President Obama must really wish that foreign voters were included in the Electoral College. After all, numerous polls demonstrate the wide preference gap he holds over Romney amongst foreigners.

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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 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 September 13, 2012 at 4:57 pm / in Opinion, World

Truths and Untruths About Obama and Israel

This aloofness is not reserved for Israel alone; the cold, piercing analysis with which Obama approaches every issue is evidence that this aloofness and sternness is very much the Obama style.

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