Articles written by: Riley Schenck

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“If You Can’t Bribe a Politician, You Can Now Just Buy One”

Money is flooding into political elections at an unprecedented rate, giving an enormous amount of influence to wealthy interests in our country. For decades special interest groups have spent millions trying to influence policy by directly lobbying members of Congress, but in issues that voters feel strongly about, members of […]

How the Party of  “No” Managed to Oppose Its Own Idea
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How the Party of “No” Managed to Oppose Its Own Idea

Last week, the Supreme Court heard three days of oral arguments on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, with conservatives giddy and itching to see the president’s single most important achievement obliterated. Should the Supreme Court rule the act unconstitutional in June, the president would […]

Twilight Series Proves Vampires Are Effective Propaganda Ambassadors
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Twilight Series Proves Vampires Are Effective Propaganda Ambassadors

The other day, I came home from an intramural soccer game and two of my roomies were watching “Twilight: Breaking Dawn.” I had never read any of the books nor seen any of the movies, but I knew that my sister and cousin, along with just about every girl on […]

What’s on your mind? The Power of Social Media in a Dynamic Age
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What’s on your mind? The Power of Social Media in a Dynamic Age

Who would have thought when we all made our first MySpace pages back in high school, complete with the ridiculous personalized backgrounds and theme songs, that we were leading a worldwide revolution? Yeah, it sounds cheesy, but it’s true; the development of social media over the past decade has transformed […]

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Why the iPhone Will Never Carry That ‘Made in the U.S.A.’ Stamp

Two weeks ago, the New York Times published a report entitled “How the U.S. Lost Out on iPhone Work,” detailing how Apple went from manufacturing most of its products in the United States in 2002 to today, where virtually all manufacturing is done abroad, especially in China. The piece provides […]