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“True” Singaporeans

There is no one “true” Singaporean, just as there is no one “true” American, but the changing face of the Chinese-majority city-state came under intense scrutiny in the General Elections held on September 11. The ruling People’s Action Party (PAP), espousing mostly conservative social and economic policies, sought to defend the supermajority of seats they…

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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 Facebook!

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 elections by storm: the Tea…

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 of free towels? And of…

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 able to bring people in…

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 relatively close personal friend—can’t, for…

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