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Right Said: Mitt Romney: Debate Victor and the Nation’s Logical Next President

As I watched the first Presidential Debate last Wednesday, I almost couldn’t help but pity the president. By any — and effectively all — metrics, Gov. Romney wiped the floor with him. The contra...
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Left Said: Beyond the Rhetoric and the Lies: Why Obama Is Still the Man for the Job

Frustrating. That is how I would describe last week’s “debate.” Let’s start with the president. Historically speaking, incumbents typically underperform in the first of the debates for two rea...
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Right Said: No, Teachers’ Strike Represents Height of Irresponsibility and Arrogance

Sing hallelujah! After weeks of excruciating calls by replacements, the NFL referee lockout has ended! Meanwhile, in a far less publicized incident, Chicago’s public school teachers executed a rathe...
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Left Said: Chicago Teachers’ Strike To Help Overcome Pre-Existing Inequalities

Rejoice! The NFL’s referee lockout has ended! But remember there was another strike, one that will affect our lives as students and future parents more directly — the Chicago Teachers Union strike...
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Irresponsible Bureaucrats Expect Their Taxpayers to Pick Up the Tab

As it seems to be with almost every other “hot button” political issue of our time, a symbolic crescendo in the dispute over labor policy is quickly approaching. Less than two years after his init...
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Labor Unites Voters, Activists From All Sides of the Political Spectrum

Organized labor is a foundation upon which our society is built, and its efforts have led to some of the most critical reform of the last century in this country. It is the institution that allows wor...
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The Unconstitutionality of Obamacare and the President’s Inappropriate Response

When the Founding Fathers established this great nation, they did so in the name of one principal concept: individual liberty guaranteed by a divine creator. Our Constitution, the “Supreme Law” of...
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“Health Care Is a Human Right That Should Be Kept Affordable and Accessible”

It’s finally upon us: the court case of the decade. Not since Bush v. Gore (2000) has a Supreme Court case garnered such widespread coverage and clout before a decision has even been passed — alth...
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‘Is George Zimmerman Guilty? I Don’t Know — And Neither Do You’

If you didn’t hear about it when it started gaining attention during finals week or Spring Break (if you did, what were you doing paying attention to politics during either period?), the sensation o...
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Colorblindness Doesn’t Mean Turning a Blind Eye

It is so puzzling to me that many of my peers truly earnestly believe we now live in a colorblind society. On the one hand, I can understand where they’re coming from: there are far fewer instances ...
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Road to “Economic Recovery” Just Might Destory Us

Four years ago, a little-known United States Senator named Barack Obama ran for president of the United States against two of the most well respected politicians in the country. Running on a message o...
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It’s All About the Trends: The Economy’s Recovery

It would be a complete falsehood to claim that the Great Recession went better than most people think. In fact, it was far worse than we ever expected (back in 2008 that is): 5.1 percent shrinkage of ...
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Right Said: President’s Budget Propels U.S. Toward Fiscal Ruin

Mobs in the streets, Molotov cocktails being thrown at policemen, numerous businesses being plundered by lawless hooligans, an inept government unwilling to make the choices necessary to prevent destr...
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Left Said: Governmental Investment Paves Road to Recovery

President Obama faces a strangely familiar problem in proposing a federal budget this year: fostering a sound economy while appealing to a political climate that detests many of the measures necessary...
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“A Contest Over Whether Your Government or the Almighty is the Judge of Your Soul”

Over this past week, the United States was drawn back into the thick of the “culture wars” that deeply divide our nation. Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s decision to rescind — for legal reasons,...
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