By: Stephanie Talmadge As students populated the Tate center on Mar. 25 for the first and only SGA debate of this election season, murmurs of last year’s antics filled the air. When host Aaron Paul took the podium to introduce Red and Black’s Kendall Trammell and GPR’s own Tucker Green as the moderators, the room quickly quieted. Green laid out [...]Read more ›
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By: Chris Neill “I’m going to be the most electable candidate that will get in this Republican primary because I have the record and I have the will to say no to the out of control spending in Washington,” Rep. Paul Broun, M.D. (R-Ga.), boldly proclaimed during an interview with Georgia Political Review. “That’s what Georgians want, and I’m taking [...]Read more ›
By: Park MacDougald Supporters of a two-state solution in Israel and Palestine were for the most part relieved following the January 22nd elections. Although Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s Likud-Beitenu alliance won a plurality of 31 seats out of 120, the right-wing electoral sweep predicted by many failed to materialize, and Netanyahu left the election significantly weakened. The surprise winner of [...]Read more ›
By: Russell Dye Primary elections in Georgia are a tricky ordeal. In order to win a primary election with multiple challengers, a candidate must receive at least 50 percent of the vote. If no one candidate receives over 50 percent of the vote, the candidates with the top two vote totals proceed to a two-person runoff election. Finally, the winner [...]Read more ›
By: Darrian Stacy “By the way, we have to fix that.” That was the declaration of newly re-elected President Obama amid the jubilation and triumphant cheers of supporters during his election night victory speech. “Our journey is not complete until no citizen is forced to wait for hours to exercise the right to vote,” he would later say during his [...]Read more ›
By: Andrew Jarnagin While Obama’s victory stole most of the highlights, here’s a rundown of everything else voters decided when they went to the polls. Senate The Democratic turnout bump provided by President Obama was invaluable in the nation’s Senate races. Democratic candidates won virtually all of the competitive races, and contingent on a recount in North Dakota that supports [...]Read more ›
By: Park Macdougald On Sunday night, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez was elected to a 3rd consecutive term in office. Chávez defeated challenger Henrique Capriles of the opposition Democratic Unity (MUD) coalition in elections that have been alternately referred to as “the best in the world” and “fundamentally unfair.” Following the pattern of the last decade, criticisms of Mr. Chávez focus [...]Read more ›