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Get to Know Your Congressman

Get to Know Your Congressman

Name: John Russell “Russ” Carnahan Born: July 10, 1958 Party: Democrat District: Missouri’s Third District Committee Assignments: Transportation and Infrastructure, Science and Technology, Foreign Affairs Website: www.carnahan.house.gov If you have any interest in politics, you should know your Representative in the United States Congress. If you’re registered to vote from […]

 
 

Here's To The Memories: A Farewell From our Graduating Editors

Here's To The Memories: A Farewell From our Graduating Editors

Dear Readers, After four years with WUPR, we’re finally ready to say goodbye.  It’s crazy to think how much of our college careers are wrapped up in this magazine, but all good things must come to an end. Neither of us had any experience in publishing when we got to […]

 
 

Compromise, Dissent Rile Senate

Compromise, Dissent Rile Senate

As Democrats in Congress look to capitalize on high support for stricter financial regulation, many Republicans are now trying to slow debate on several other key issues, including climate and immigration legislation. While Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has put in motion plans to begin financial reform formal debate in […]

 
 

Wall Street and Washington at War

Wall Street and Washington at War

In the wake of the SEC’s recent charges against financial giant Goldman Sachs, president Obama and many congressional Democrats are set to step up efforts to pass new measures regulating Wall Street interactions. On Thursday, Obama will address Wall Street to make one last push before the Senate votes on […]

 
 

Russia, Poland Face Strange Times

Russia, Poland Face Strange Times

A key Russian Federal judge was publicly murdered this morning, in what was the latest in a series of strange but significant events to affect the country these last few weeks. First was the Metro bombing in late March, in which Chechen rebels killed several dozen civilians. Then, president Obama […]

 
 

Supreme Court Justice Eyes Retirement

Supreme Court Justice Eyes Retirement

According to a new report from CNN, Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is considering whether or not he will retire at the end of this session. Stevens, who is almost 90 years old, has served on the court for 35 years, but may decide to wait around for one […]

 
 

Israel: Polarizer Par Excellence

Israel: Polarizer Par Excellence

There is no country in the world that frustrates me quite as much as Israel. I want to like it, I really do, but every time I find myself gaining a healthy respect for it, it finds a new way to disappoint. In a region that is potentially on the […]