Archive for: Elections

Issue 16.1: The Dumbo Primaries

Issue 16.1: The Dumbo Primaries

The latest edition of WUPR is available now, online and in print around campus. Click on the cover to read more about the Republican Primaries, Personhood Amendments, and the growing importance of Iran in the Middle East. Let us know what you think in the comments, or on Twitter and […]

 
 

How Do You Like Your Tea?

How Do You Like Your Tea?

She has explored witchcraft and condemns masturbation. Despite her unconventional past and viewpoints, the Delaware Republican Senate candidate for the past 2010 election, Christine O’Donnell, although she lost, was not at the margins of the political spectrum. Instead, she was a prominent figure in a movement that took the midterm […]

 
 

Funny Business

Funny Business

Remember when people were all concerned that Al Franken, as a comedian, wasn’t qualified for the Senate? That was dumb. I’m starting to think that comedians are becoming the most powerful politicians of our time. Remember not too long ago when the Icelandic “Best Party” won big on campaign promises […]

 
 

More Lessons and the Like from the Midterms

More Lessons and the Like from the Midterms

Per Peggy Noonan’s recent piece in the WSJ: “Here is an old tradition badly in need of return: You have to earn your way into politics. You should go have a life, build a string of accomplishments, then enter public service. And you need actual talent: You have to be […]

 
 

And, Yet Again, the Mastery of Bill Clinton…

And, Yet Again, the Mastery of Bill Clinton…

Meek was never going to drop out of the Florida Senate race. Clinton knew this, and he didn’t care. Whether or not the former President actually had the capacity to pull Meek’s name from the ballot was entirely outside the purview of his intentions. Clinton—who, sadly enough, Meek considers a […]

 
 

Not Their Seats Anyways…

Not Their Seats Anyways…

As Brian Beutler at the Talking Points Memo rightly points out, in the build up to what will no doubt be a mid-term thumpin’ for the Dems, two points ought to be kept in mind: “To most experts, the dynamic driving this election is the economy. But another factor is […]

 
 

Turmoil in Pakistan, Hope in Britain

Turmoil in Pakistan, Hope in Britain

Pakistan In Crisis The last three years have been tumultuous for Pakistan. In 2006, a coalition between exiled former presidents Nawaz Sharif and Benazir Bhutto promised to bring democracy back to the country after years of military dictatorship under Pervez Musharaf. It was hoped that despite their individual shortcomings, they […]