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on December 2, 2014 at 1:12 PM / in Campaign '14, National

The Obama Administration: A Post-Midterms Look

By: Shaun Kleber At this time last year, 53 percent of Americans blamed Republicans for the federal government shutting down. Yet earlier this month, in what seems like an about-face, voters overwhelmingly supported them to run that same federal government. As Republican voters and politicians alike celebrate their victory, it is important to take this opportunity to reflect on what the […]

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on November 30, 2014 at 1:34 PM / in National

The Risk of Immigration Overhaul

By: Cait Felt Many have been talking about President Obama’s new immigration initiative, which he announced last week in a live broadcast. This new set of laws, set to be implemented through executive action, had been subject to speculation all week as the nation awaited the President’s official announcement of the plan’s specifics. The President’s speech revealed that the plan […]

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on November 26, 2014 at 7:57 PM / in National

The Media and The Democrats

By: Tommy Desoutter, Guest Writer The mainstream media is right about one thing: the midterm elections were a big defeat for the Democratic Party. That said, it has misinterpreted essentially everything else about them. For starters, the election was certainly not a public rejection of progressive policies; the results of state referenda make this very clear. Oregon legalized marijuana, and […]

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on November 24, 2014 at 8:46 PM / in National

My Land is Your Land

By: Samantha Cleare Thousands of undocumented children have entered the United States; thousands continue to cross the border, unaccompanied. Dealing with this conflict of politics and ethics, President Barack Obama tackles one of his final adversities in office. What caused this recent influx of escaping child refugees? A recent increase in gang and drug-related violence not in Mexico, but in Honduras, […]

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on November 20, 2014 at 2:20 AM / in National

Who Said Congress Should Set Wages?

By: Austin McCandlish   The GOP won big this past election. Beginning January of next year, Republicans will control both houses of Congress, leaving many Democrats clinging to hopes of a 2016 comeback. But Republicans were not the only ones cheering after the polls closed on Tuesday night. Four states, all of them red, just passed ballot measures to increase […]

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on November 20, 2014 at 1:50 AM / in Arts & Culture, National, World

The Good, the Bad, and the Shady

By: Garrett Masters What we see isn’t all that is there. The Internet is an ocean of endless information, and most people are unaware of the illegal, billion dollar enterprise that exists below the surface. The surface Web, which everyone routinely uses, contains a mere 0.03 percent of the information that is available on the World Wide Web. The other 99.97 […]

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on November 12, 2014 at 10:48 PM / in National

The Ripple Effect — Why the Affordable Care Act is the First Step to a Privatized Tomorrow

By: Connor Quirk  The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, was signed into law on March 23, 2010.  It represents the most significant regulatory overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965.  However, long-term effects of the shake-up are not self-contained within the healthcare industry.  If Obamacare ultimately proves […]

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on November 10, 2014 at 2:30 PM / in National

The “Right to Die” Revitalized

By: Andrew Peoples What would you do if you knew you were dying? More specifically, what if you knew that your death was going to be physically and emotionally painful, and that there was virtually no hope for recovery? It is a question that few care to consider. Most people hope that this is a question they will not face […]

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on November 3, 2014 at 10:30 PM / in National

Women Soldiers and PTSD: The Battle Beyond the Call of Duty

By: Samantha Cleare By the end of 2014, over 23,000 American troops will return home from Afghanistan. This struggle in Afghanistan, beginning with the deployment following Sept. 11, has taken the lives of 7,000 service members and has left thousands more with physical and mental wounds. While our troops may be coming home from the war, real life for many […]

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on October 30, 2014 at 2:42 PM / in Campaign '14, National

The GPR Midterm Senate Elections Guide

By: GPR Editorial Board Fall 2014 marks the onset of midterm elections, and the U.S. Senate is in for some major reshuffling. Here is the GPR guide to some elections that are worth watching: They’re contentious, they’re big, and they’ll have an impact on the Senate for the next six years. Georgia: Michelle Nunn (Democrat) The daughter of former Sen. Sam […]

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