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Game Theoretic Understanding of Presidential Elections in the United States

Game Theoretic Understanding of Presidential Elections in the United States

BY STEVE KIM When Mitt Romney failed to make Barack Obama a one-term president, conservative leaders blasted him for not having been conservative enough. During his campaign, Romney made deliberate efforts to move left. Did Romney fail because he was too liberal for a Republican candidate, or did Romney fail […]

 
 

Obamacare: Victory or Disaster?

Obamacare: Victory or Disaster?

We live in arguably one of the most rigid and ridiculous eras of political discourse to occur in the last century. And that’s just what this issue has become: in an all-or-nothing political election year, this debate has turned completely and utterly political. Divided into nine titles, the Patient Protection […]

 
 

And that’s how you give a speech

And that’s how you give a speech

BY RAJA KRISHNA The headlines just days before Clinton spoke at the 2012 Democratic National Convention read something like this: “Clinton’s DNC speech will be vetted just minutes before he goes on stage,” implying that Clinton was a potential ticking time bomb. Then he actually delivered his speech. Watch it […]

 
 

The “Four Years Ago” Folly

“Are you better off now than you were four years ago?” The question hit home with voters in 1980, and now Paul Ryan offers Reagan’s canard in response to DNC fervor. Josh Marshall thinks it’s a bad strategy: George W. Bush is still very unpopular and gets a high degree […]

 
 

Why Roberts Still Won

Why Roberts Still Won

It wasn’t supposed to happen like this. Justice Kennedy was supposed to be “the decider”, according to the cover of this week’s Time. Not Roberts, not the conservative workhorse Republicans love and Democrats love to hate. Yet there it is; 59 pages in which Chief Justice Roberts upheld the most […]

 
 

The Presidency is Not a Pizza Franchise

The Presidency is Not a Pizza Franchise

—-Illustration by Esther Hamburger—-     As President Barack Obama prepares to run for a second presidential term in the face of a terribly sluggish economy, many disillusioned voters are questioning whether the United States’ next president should have prior experience running a business. As someone who had spent minimal […]

 
 

President Obama Announces Re-Election Bid

President Obama Announces Re-Election Bid

President Barack Obama announced today that he will be running for re-election, and has filed the necessary papers to form a campaign committee and begin assembling a fundraising apparatus. The newly redesigned barackobama.com has taken on a more spartan appearance, and prominently displays a video  featuring Obama supporters discussing the […]