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Call to Arms or Arms to Recall?

Call to Arms or Arms to Recall?

There are over 11,000 annual gun murders in the United States, making gun violence an incontrovertibly critical issue. The issue has roughly divided the country into two camps. The first espouses that the only solution to gun violence is government firearm control; the second suggests the only answer to an […]

 
 

Don’t Jump! Avoiding the Fiscal Cliff

President Obama returns early from his holiday vacation in Hawaii to attempt to hammer out a budget deal.

The first task that awaits President Obama as he wraps up the quadrennial “year off” that we give to campaigning Presidents is to reduce the deficit and to confront the impending fiscal cliff, defined as the scheduled end of the Bush tax cuts coupled with a series of massive cuts […]

 
 

Fiscal Fiasco

Illustration by Margaret Flatley

After defeating Mitt Romney, Barack Obama’s greatest challenge is the upcoming “fiscal cliff”—the simultaneous expiration of the Bush tax cuts and the scheduled implementation of sharp spending reductions entailed in the Budget Control Act of 2011, often referred to as “sequestration.” After the 2011 summer debt ceiling negotiations, Congress designed […]

 
 

How Republicans cost Romney the Election

Barack Obama has been racking up interesting endorsements as the election draws to a close. New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, a Democrat-turned-Republican-turned-Independent cited global warming as his motivation for endorsing the president. Chris Christie, the Republican governor of New Jersey and strong Romney supporter praised Obama extensively for the president’s […]

 
 

Jesus is not “your homeboy.”

Jesus is not “your homeboy.”

“I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize life is that gift from God. And I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen. -Richard Mourdock, Indiana Senate Candidate (R) (Let me […]

 
 

47 Percent and Out of Touch Politicians: A Conservative Perspective

47 Percent and Out of Touch Politicians: A Conservative Perspective

Mitt Romney’s recent “47 percent” comment has dominated the newsreel since Mother Jones published it September 17. The video, the release of which was facilitated by the grandson of former president of Jimmy Carter, depicts Romney speaking to a room of millionaire donors. The mainstream media and Obama campaign alike […]

 
 

Someone’s in Trouble

Someone’s in Trouble

A better VP choice than Palin – but only just In 2008, John McCain took a calculated risk. Knowing that his campaign was struggling to gain ground against Obama, McCain chose a largely unknown governor from Alaska to shake up the race. Unfortunately for McCain, his gamble backfired, and Palin […]