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OPINION: Mitt, Take a Hike

By Rob Oldham I love Mitt Romney. And I’m not the only one. His stellar private business record, moderate conservative ideology, and that awkward, yet adorable, charm sold him to many Republicans across the country in 2012. What’s more, I think Mitt would have been a great President. He is smart and open to compromise. There…

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…

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…

Looking at the Election through the Eye of the Storm

By: Max Wallace Nine days away from the presidential election, Hurricane Sandy is bearing down on the East Coast, promising flooding and destruction on a massive scale. Adaptation has become the word of the day, as both campaigns find themselves forced to adjust carefully designed schedules in an attempt to convince voters that they possess…

SNL Parodies: The Good, the Bad, and the Ridiculous

By: Stephanie Talmadge There is one election year phenomenon possibly even more anticipated than the voting itself: Saturday Night Live’s parodies of the campaign trail. Regardless of personal party affiliation many of the jokes hit home and make valid statements about the governments’ condition. On the other hand, some are ruthlessly exaggerated. Here’s a list…

The Power and Relevance of Consumer Confidence

By: Robert Jones Does anyone remember consumer confidence? There’s a buzz word that no one seems to write about anymore. The index is measured by an independent research group called the Conference Board based on 5,000 households’ current opinions and expectations of the economy, and for years it was seen as a proven indicator of…

Avoiding the Liberal-Conservative Dichotomy

By: Alexander Sileo The rise of the 24-hour news channel has dramatically shifted the role of the media in political coverage. Viewers now have a variety of commentators and analysts to choose from when watching the news. News channels such as FOX and MSNBC ardently strive to present a narrative which appeals to viewers of…

The President’s First Day on the Job: Facing the Cliff

By: Sam Kinsman “It’s the economy, stupid” Both candidates have made it abundantly clear in their speeches that their campaigns are focused on th e economy. In fact, nearly every answer the candidates have given during recent debates reverts back to their plan to turnaround the lackluster economic growth, high unemployment, and uncertain economic future…

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