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Thanks Obama – A Presidential Reflection

This article originally appeared in the Fall 2016 edition of the Georgia Political Review. By Austin McCandlish Politicians have long evoked fervent emotions, but few have done so as much as our current president. The year Barack Obama took office, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Concurrently, an entire movement was founded upon the principal that…


Trans-Pacific Partnership: The Devil’s in the Details

It is sometimes half-jokingly suggested that the Republican Party will, on principle, oppose literally anything proposed by President Obama. In a strange turn of events, the Republicans have become the President’s strongest ally on an issue that stands among the most important of his second term: the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The TPP is a proposed trade…


The Veto Threat in the 114th Congress

By Baylee Culverhouse Congress—you’ve been warned. In January’s State of the Union address, President Obama laid the groundwork for what will perhaps be a difficult term for the newly elected Republican Congress. From the November elections, Republican elects promised constituents a clear, resonating message: we’re going to get things done. Perhaps in an effort to…

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Should the United States Arm Ukraine?

By William Robinson On February 12, Russia and Ukraine agreed to a ceasefire agreement brokered by Germany and France effective February 15.  Three days after the ceasefire took effect, thousands of Ukrainian troops retreated from the town of Debaltseve, having suffered 22 casualties and more than 150 wounded by a Russian-backed assault. Russia, within days…

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Obama is Doing Cuba Right

By James Haverly It’s about time we bring a long-forgotten cousin back into our embrace. From Cuba’s independence to its revolution in 1959, the U.S. enjoyed significant influence over Cuba’s economy, culture, and government. This made sense, as Cuba is only 22 miles from the Floridian coast. Unfortunately, a sense of animosity had replaced feelings…

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…

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…

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