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Justin Trudeau
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Unfair Elections: Canada and Electoral Reform

Canada’s recently elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has promised many changes following his Liberal Party’s victory, which ended 10 years of Conservative rule with a commanding majority in Parliament. Trudeau has promised to address many liberal Canadians’ priorities, including raising taxes on the rich, increasing government spending on infrastructure projects intended to boost Canada’s struggling…

Bill de Who?

  BY CHARLIE THAU New York City’s leading mayoral candidate is a 6’5” Italian and championed as a liberal lion. Sound a little different from Bloomberg? On September 10, former Public Advocate Bill de Blasio emerged victorious in New York City’s Democratic primary, with 40.2 percent of the vote. He is also heavily favored in…

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Astroturf Campaigning

The internet has been a powerful organizing tool for political movements. It has been used to organize revolutions in the Middle East and protests around the world. Understandably, politicians have good reason to closely monitor sentiment online. However, powerful interests can use the the internet to support their agendas by creating the false impression of…

Where We Should Place Our Fears

BY RAJA KRISHNA This August, Texas Governor and presidential hopeful Rick Perry stirred up controversy when he invited his fellow Texans, along with the nation’s governors, to join him in a mammoth prayer event at Houston’s Reliant Stadium. Dubbed “The Response,” it was marketed as a plea to God to solve our nation’s grave and…

The Progressive Perspective

It’s hard to be a Liberal these days. Our supposed savior seems to be moving slowly but steadily to the right as he concedes to conservatives on issue after issue. Our eloquent orator no longer excites his supporters with the awe-inspiring speeches we remember from his campaign. The President, however, is not the primary target…

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