It seems an age ago that Barack Obama, after his convincing defeat of Mitt Romney in 2012, began his second term in office. The president had fresh wind in his sails. In his inaugural and State of the Union addresses, he laid out an agenda of gun control before a nation that appeared finally ready […]
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Many of us know that this week has been pretty eventful at our nation’s capital — the Supreme Court declared a discriminatory section of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, thereby allowing the federal government to recognize same-sex marriages, and issued a ruling upholding the U.S. District Court’s ruling regarding Proposition 8, thereby re-allowing same-sex […]
President Barack Obama has sent a budget to Congress, which I guess is news because he’s overlooked that particular function of the executive branch until now. However, the news that seems to have grabbed everyone’s attention is his proposal to cut Social Security benefits by recalculating the cost-of-living adjustment formula that is notionally supposed to […]
When I first heard of President Obama’s announcement to push for a complete freeze of Israeli settlements in 2009, I was working in East Jerusalem. Ziad, one of my editors, was ecstatic with the news, forcing every employee within the office to view the video clips of Obama’s declaration. Perhaps it was silly or naive […]
President Barack Obama gave the first State of the Union address of his second term Feb. 12 before a joint session of Congress. The address, which is mandated by the U.S. Constitution, is typically given annually and is an opportunity for the president to lay out his policy goals for the coming year. Nielsen, a […]
Dear Editor, President Obama has said that addressing climate change is an “obligation” we cannot ignore. Let’s hope that as he prepares to begin a second term in office, he is ready to fulfill that obligation by taking real action to reduce climate change. Changing our communities to be more impregnable when it comes to […]
Barack Obama was re-elected Nov. 6 for his second term as president of the United States. Obama won over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney with 50 percent of the popular vote and 303 electoral votes; 270 electoral votes are needed to win a presidential election. Republicans maintained their majority in the House of Representatives with […]
What a difference a century makes. A hundred years ago, in the presidential election of 1912, self-styled progressive candidates won three-quarters of the popular vote. Conservatives won less than a quarter. The Socialist candidate, Eugene Debs, got over 900,000 votes, which, with the growth of population and the doubling of the electorate by the enfranchisement […]
President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney met at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla., Oct. 22 for their third and final debate of the 2012 presidential election cycle. The day of the debate was also the 50th anniversary of the day that President John F. Kennedy revealed that the Soviet Union had […]
President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees, met for their second presidential debate Oct. 16 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. Both candidates were, on the whole, well prepared and capable of defending their respective positions on the issues during the town-hall style debate. Moderator Candy Crowley […]
Roberto Salome Recently it has been hard to get students interested in science, but then again, an observation as large as the one conducted at the Large Hadron Collider has not occurred as of late. Traces of a new particle with a mass of about 126 gigaelectron volts appeared in data analysis July […]
Justin Roczniak North Carolina recently secured its place as the most reprehensible state in the union by passing, in this enlightened year of 2012, an amendment to its state constitution that bans gay marriages and domestic partnerships indefinitely. Gay marriage was already illegal in the state, of course, but they had to stop those […]
Robert Zaller President Barack Obama has said that it is time to reduce speculation about war with Iran. But who’s been doing the talking? American warships have been controversially sailing around the Strait of Hormuz for months, leading our president to declare publicly that “all options are on the table” to prevent Iran from […]
Dear Editor, We, the student body of Drexel University, have suffered too long under the weight of massive tuition on our shoulders. Something needs to be done. The amount of debt we incur at Drexel over our four plus years here is estimated to be three times that of students at other schools. Is […]
Robert Zaller A few years ago, walking around an upper-middle class neighborhood in southern California, I noticed that home sale prices were near the seven-figure range. Looking at the houses themselves and imagining the income levels of their occupants, my thought was: This can’t last. It’s unreal. So it was. The housing market soon […]
Robert Zaller A lot of people have wondered why President Barack Obama chose to expend political capital in his first year in office by reforming health care instead of addressing the jobs crisis created by the financial collapse of 2008 — a collapse that tipped a close electoral race to Obama and gave him […]
Alexis Gerard Finger Happy July Fourth? How happy was this day for the one in six people who are on food stamps? How many teachers and librarians who have been laid off are applauding the decisions of their representatives in city, state and national governments that put the interests of the wealthy before the […]
If you haven’t heard of the highly acclaimed satirical newspaper The Onion, you’ve probably been living under a rock. The Onion, founded in 1988 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison by juniors Tim Keck and Christopher Johnson, is one of the most entertaining news sources that will both make you laugh and really put worldly matters […]
Presidents are supposed to have doctrines these days; it’s as much a part of the office as motorcades, military salutes and “Hail to the Chief.” I’m not sure why this is so: you’d think that bit about preserving, protecting and defending the Constitution in the oath of office would be doctrine enough. Actually, the presidential […]
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