The Battle to Stay Perfect

As the heat of summer recedes and fall advances, Americans entrench themselves with the battles of autumn. Annually, these contests come in the form of the weekly skirmishes of football and the timeless Fall Classic of baseball. However, every four years we add one more contest to our list, presidential...

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Chicago Teachers On Strike

On Monday, September 10, 2012, thousands of teachers in Chicago—a city with the third-largest school district—walked off the job. Fox News reported on Tuesday that approximately 26,000 teachers and support staff had officially gone on strike with the Chicago Teacher Union. This strike has come as a result of a...

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While Congress Was at Recess

After a five-week recess, Congress returned yesterday to Washington prepared for a pre-election session. Just 57 days before Election Day, Congress ends its hiatus – but how exactly do lawmakers leave their posts during times of this nation’s of peak political engagement? And, when they do, what do they miss? Besides active campaigning...

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Live from the DNC: Days 3 and 4

Day 3- Bubba Nominates Barry Wednesday began with the disappointing news that President Obama would no longer address convention supporters at the 70,000-seat Bank of America Stadium Thursday night due to the threat of inclement weather, but rather in the smaller Time Warner Cable arena.  However, the sense of disappointment...

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President Clinton Serves as Team Obama Surrogate

As the 2012 Presidential election enters its final two months, the Democrats are employing a weapon absent from the Republican Party’s arsenal – a popular former President. President Clinton, who according to Politico, has an approval rating around 70%, provides several strategic advantages for Team Obama. By using Clinton, President...

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Live from the DNC: Days 1 and 2

Day 1- Welcome to Charlotte! After arriving in the Queen City Sunday evening, Monday morning for us began with a stop at the Tennessee delegation’s welcome breakfast and some free time to socialize with fellow Democrats and explore Charlotte. As Monday was Labor Day, the common 4-day convention schedule was...

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Could Reagan Have Won the 2012 GOP Nomination?

Last year, a Gallup Poll asked Americans which US president they regarded as the greatest. Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, was atop the list with 19% of those polled calling him the greatest president America has ever seen, a full 5% points above Abraham Lincoln. Reagan’s...

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Rights, Rhetoric & Reality: The Future of Birth Control

Birth control is an interesting thing – an in recent years, appears to have burst into the political spotlight to a astounding degree. For instance, the US Department of Health and Human Services’ recent decision to overrule the FDA approval on the morning-after pill caused a stir. While the FDA...

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Issues Driving the 2012 Election

Every election cycle, Americans go to the voting booth with certain issues in mind. Voters survey the candidates and determine who matches up with their views most consistently. While many Americans vote strictly by party, issue voting asserts that constituents often cast their ballots based on the common concerns of...

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