America, Don’t Expect Much Until 2020

America, Don’t Expect Much Until 2020

Since the inauguration of the 45th president, there has been nothing but dysfunction and ensuing controversy in Washington, D.C. Not much hope remains for our federal government until the elections of 2020 come around. We needn’t repeat all the flagrant abuses of power that Donald J. Trump has committed since...

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Dixie Chicks: Southern Women Fuel Senate Midterms

Dixie Chicks: Southern Women Fuel Senate Midterms

Though the House of Representatives will almost surely remain in the hands of the Republicans after this year’s midterm elections, control of the U.S. Senate is in flux. Republicans are looking to take back the Senate and control the entire Legislative Branch for the last two years of the Obama...

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The Senate Goes Nuclear

The Senate Goes Nuclear

The Senate has gone nuclear. No, that’s not a pitch for a sci-fi movie in which the Senate is operating in a post-apocalyptic nuclear wasteland (although it should be). Today Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and 51 other senators exercised what has been colloquially dubbed as “the nuclear option”....

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Winners and Losers From the Government Shutdown

Winners and Losers From the Government Shutdown

It’s finally over. Shortly after midnight on October 16th, President Obama signed into law the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014. This legislation, which was passed with a majority of Democratic votes in the House, and bipartisan support in the Senate reopened the government and funded it at sequester levels through January...

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Whose Vote Is It Anyway?

Whose Vote Is It Anyway?

On Wednesday, the United States Senate failed to pass the Manchin-Toomey bill. A bipartisan compromise, this bill expanded required background checks to every gun purchase except for transactions between family members and friends. It actually received 54 “for” votes and 46 “against” votes, and one of the “against” votes was...

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