Campaign ’12

on November 27, 2012 at 3:07 PM / in Campaign '12, National

Puerto Rico and Texas: Will They Change Our Nation’s Borders?

By: Cecilia Moore Two mass movements, one for secession from and one for a proposed admittance to the United States, have recently reached milestones. In seven states, petitions for secession have passed the 25,000-signature threshold required to warrant a response from the Obama administration. And three weeks ago, Puerto Rico held a referendum in which a majority of its voters […]

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on November 20, 2012 at 2:58 PM / in Campaign '12, National

Ron Paul and the Paradox of Modern Conservatism

By: Gautam Narula Ron Paul is no stranger to a presidential campaign. He ran for president as a Libertarian in 1988 and a Republican in 2008 and 2012. In 1988, he received less than .5 percent of the vote. In 2008, in the Republican primary, his numbers hovered in the 4-5 percent range. However, in 2012, his campaign ignited. He […]

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on November 14, 2012 at 11:54 PM / in Campaign '12, National

Demystifying Wall Street Derivatives

By: Sam Kinsman As Democrats cheer the results of the recent elections and Republicans mourn the loss of a hard fought battle for the presidency, the nation’s businesses are sizing up the policies and regulations they can expect over the next four years of President Obama’s leadership. For a few industries, the president’s reelection is seen as great news because […]

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on November 14, 2012 at 12:05 AM / in Campaign '12, National

El Voto Latino

By: Marco Roca With Nov. 6, 2012 forever inscribed in the reams of history, future generations will look back at what was supposed to be a close race and see that Obama won 332 votes to Romney’s 206 in an electoral landslide. Intuitively, many of us may credit Romney’s defeat to his popularized portrayal as a “fat cat” against America’s […]

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on November 12, 2012 at 12:16 AM / in Campaign '12, National

The New Meritocracy

By: Park MacDougald If you use social media, you have probably been exposed in recent days to a sometimes funny, more often depressing deluge of hysterical reactions to the reelection of one Barack Hussein Obama. If your newsfeed did not provide you with sufficient all-caps cries of socialism, obliviousness to spell-check, or thinly veiled racism, a website, White People Mourning […]

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on November 8, 2012 at 12:19 AM / in Campaign '12, National

Three States That Decided the 2012 Election

By: Andrew Roberts This election, like every other presidential election, came down to math. It was decided by simple addition, with Barack Obama gaining more than the 270 Electoral College votes necessary to win the White House. Months prior to November 6, the two campaigns, media, and pundits had largely agreed which candidate the majority of the 50 states would […]

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on November 6, 2012 at 2:50 PM / in Campaign '12

OPINION: Waste Your Vote on Gary Johnson

By: Chet Martin Michael Bloomberg thinks you’re fat. Like a slight Carrie Nation, he takes the hatchet to the great evil of urban blight: 32-ounce soft drinks. In an age of constant warfare, colossal debt, and failing government programs, America’s Mayor has taken it upon himself to save you from your waistline. The Founder’s Great Experiment in liberty is going well. […]

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on November 2, 2012 at 2:47 PM / in Campaign '12, Georgia, Interviews

An Interview with Spencer Frye

By: Cecilia Moore Spencer Frye is the Democratic candidate for the 118th district of the Georgia State House, which encompasses Athens and half of Clarke County. He came to UGA in 1986 and has lived in Athens ever since. He has worked for Athens’ Habitat for Humanity since 1999 and is now the organization’s executive director. Before that he started […]

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on November 1, 2012 at 2:46 PM / in Campaign '12, National

OPINION: No, We Couldn’t, But Mitt Romney Can

By: Max Wallace When Mitt Romney took the stage at Denver for the first presidential debate, he surprised many Americans. Expecting something akin to a robot, they were instead shown a man who cares deeply for the plight of his fellow citizens. Even more, they saw a man with a record of leadership and a unique vision for restoring America […]

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on November 1, 2012 at 2:43 PM / in Campaign '12

Cloudy with a Chance of Chaos: Forecasting the Election and the Possibility of a Tie

By: Uzma Chowdhury Although Halloween slipped away in the wee hours of last night—the candy eaten, the costumes packed up—for many Americans the real tri cks and treats have yet to come—and they might just be far more terrifying and thrilling than the hauntings of All Hallows Eve. It’s officially November, and in five short days the battle of Obama […]

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