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To Say, or Not To Say

June 21, 2016

Term “Radical Islam” will not remedy domestic, foreign terrorism Dusty Hartl June 22, 2016   Since the mass shooting at an Orlando gay nightclub last week, there’s been an overwhelming number of calls for President Barack Obama to call shooter Omar Mateen a “radical Islamic...

Too dangerous for planes, but not for your rights

Eric Thayer, The New York Times

June 16, 2016

The ‘no-fly,’ FBI watch lists needs legislation behind it Kimberly Wethal June 16, 2016   “And yes, if you’re too dangerous to get on a plane, you are too dangerous to buy a gun in America:” the words of former Secretary of State and Democratic Party's presumptive nomi...

Q&A: College Democrats and College Republicans give their opinion on State of the Union address

Q&A: College Democrats and College Republicans give their opinion on State of the Union address

January 28, 2015

Jan. 28, 2015 By Michael Riley In front of the new Republican Congress, President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address Jan. 20 unveiling his Democratic agenda. The Royal Purple asked both chairs of the College Republicans and the College Democrats to respond to a variety of questions...

Obama’s free community college pays off

Obama's free community college pays off

January 28, 2015

Jan. 28, 2015 Royal Purple Editorial Staff Opinion In the State of the Union address last week, President Barack Obama discussed a new plan which would make community college free. Obama said he hopes this will make community college more accessible to numerous kinds of people and become as “universal”...

UW-Whitewater students take stance on State of the Union

State of the Union Student Reactions

February 5, 2014

Feb. 5, 2014 Information compiled by Michael Riley Information compiled by Alexandria Zamecnik   The Royal Purple interviewed three different student political leaders on campus; Shane Otten of Young Americans for Liberty, Jonathan Fera of College Democrats and Madeline Walton of Colle...

Is America still a ‘city on a hill’?

Is America still a ‘city on a hill’?

September 25, 2013

By Michael Riley   As the debate over involvement in Syria continues, the question of whether the United States is the most exceptional country has surfaced again. Yes, said President Barack Obama who touched on U.S. exceptionalism in his Sept. 10 speech on what the response to chemical...

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...

Rare opportunity, rare experience

September 26, 2012

The only way I can think to describe President Obama’s speech is to say that it was exactly like a rock concert. I have been to countless other events at the Summerfest Grounds, which is where Obama’s speech took place, but to my surprise, this wasn’t much different. Thanks to the organization...

Tensions between Iran and United States could affect college students

January 24, 2012

Every semester at UW-Whitewater seniors graduate and new students enroll. Those who leave UW-Whitewater are embarking on their first steps into the real world. While this is often celebrated, today’s world seems to have a grim outlook on the future of our generation. As our friends leave us and...

Obama’s jobs bill raises questions

September 28, 2011

  By Zach Hicks Earlier this month President Barack Obama proposed to Congress the American Jobs Act, a bill that is geared towards putting Americans back to work and jumpstarting the economy. As our unemployment rate hovers at 9.1 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics...

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