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Watch last week’s satire today

April 26, 2016

April 27, 2016 For those of you that don’t know who John Oliver is, I urge you to type his name into your search engine and go to a YouTube treasure trove of greatness. I have, and probably will in the future, spend hours watching some of his best videos from his HBO show “Last Week Tonight with...

Kasich: a respectable GOP candidate

Kasich: a respectable GOP candidate

March 8, 2016

March 8, 2016 When it comes to politics, I identify as a Democrat. If I had to guess, I’d say I agree with 80 to 85 percent of liberal philosophies.  I believe climate change is a big threat to our future, I think we need tougher and stricter gun laws and I’m against the death penalty. ...

Political engagement important

February 25, 2015

Feb. 25, 2015 When I got to college, I had a pretty narrow mindset on what I thought was right and wrong. My political views were not just my personal views. I wore them on my chest and refused to see another side. I grew as a person the day I started asking questions. Maybe it was the journalist...

Electoral college should not decide presidential elections

November 18, 2012

The dust has yet to settle from last Tuesday’s presidential election. President Obama was re-elected due to a dominant performance in the battleground states. In 2008, Obama won every battleground state. This election, he won every battleground state except North Carolina. Indiana was the only other...

It’s not a popularity contest

November 12, 2012

  “A body of electors chosen by the voters in each state to elect the president and vice president of the United States.” This is the definition of the Electoral College on Dictionary.com. If you’re at all familiar with the voting system we have in the United States, you know that the...

Baldwin seizes victory, first female Wis. senator

November 12, 2012

  “Tonight, at the end of a long and hard-fought campaign, we have won a huge victory for Wisconsin’s middle class,” Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D) said during her victory speech. Baldwin has beaten former Gov. Tommy Thompson (R) in the race for a seat in the United States Senate making her...

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