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Why Vote: The Student Perspective

Written By: Ethan Ford Why Vote? As the presidential election looms, the public is inundated with mudslinging ads from every media source possible. Even Twitter is not safe from a promoted Romney or Obama Tweet! This nonstop barrage is often met with annoyance and scorn from my peers, who say things like, “Politics are dumb,” or “I don’t care about politics.” If they are referring to the partisanship and po ...

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Libertarians: Crusaders For Freedom or Crazy Idealists?

Written by Ethan Ford. If you are like me and spend any amount of time paying attention to American politics, you might understand when I say that the current two-party system can be incredibly frustrating. Congress bickers like kindergarteners, making it extremely hard for anything to get done since one side will stonewall the other if a law proposed by the other side gains any traction. It is also clear, ...

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Government Involvement

Written by Casey Christianson. When it comes to government involvement in the economy, many politicians disagree on what the correct approach is. Some believe that government is the most important part of getting the economy out of a recession and recreating jobs for unemployed citizens. Others believe that the government should just leave it alone and let the market system run its course. I personally beli ...

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The Immigration Issue

Written by Dani Garcia.             The article The UndocuBus: Riding From Arizona to the DNC, Risking Deportation All the Way kind of inspired me and made me angry all at once. I was inspired because people who were U.S. citizens and others that live in the country came together to fight against one cause: immigration. Those people who were not U.S. citizens risked their lifestyles here in the U.S. and som ...

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Healthcare for All: A Democratic Dream?

Written by Peter Huston In 2010, Barack Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, more commonly referred to as Obamacare or Romneycare. The law provides tens of millions of Americans with much-needed health insurance and prevents insurance companies from deciding the fate of sick Americans.  While the law is not the needed universal health coverage, it is a step in the direction ...

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