Post Tagged with: "Obama"

on March 20, 2015 at 9:38 PM / in National

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 diffuse this surge of energy […]

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on February 26, 2015 at 6:51 PM / in World

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 of agreeing to a ceasefire, […]

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on February 23, 2015 at 7:59 PM / in World

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 of brotherhood between the nations, […]

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on January 11, 2015 at 3:43 PM / in National

Obama’s Clean Power Plan: Environmentalists’ Dream or Politics As Usual?

By Robert Galerstein On June 2, the EPA proposed its “Clean Power Plan,” adding carbon emissions to the list of air pollutants regulated under the Clean Air Act. On June 25, President Obama announced the implementation of the rules in a climate policy speech. The plan was described as “flexible,” using the same approach the EPA uses to regulate air […]

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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 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 April 16, 2014 at 2:15 PM / in World

Strange Bedfellows: Is the United Kingdom Too Close to Russia to Impose Sanctions?

By: Eli Scott “We need to be willing to harm ourselves to harm Russia. We’re long past the point where Western financial centers should be enabling Russian kleptocrats. But that’s undoubtedly what’s happening.” The above statement came from Andrew Foxall, a director of Russian studies at the Henry Jackson Society in reference to the United Kingdom’s unwillingness to impose harsh […]

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on March 25, 2014 at 10:41 AM / in National

A Political Environment

By: Cait Felt Lately, the Obama administration has put a renewed focus on environmental policy, largely in conjunction with society’s desire to be more environmentally conscious. However, some environmentalists assert that the administration could do more, a position largely at odds with actions taken by past U.S. presidents. As climate change continues to be one of the most contentious issues […]

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on February 26, 2014 at 10:31 PM / in Arts & Culture

Lessons from Figure Skating on Quantifying Quality

By: Alex Edquist Another round of controversy over figure skating judging erupted these past Olympics when Russia’s Adelina Sotnikova upset heavily-favored reigning champion Yuna Kim of South Korea in the women’s free skate. “I just couldn’t see how Yuna and Sotnikova were so close in the components,” said Kurt Browning, a four-time figure skating world champion and prominent commentator on […]

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on February 3, 2014 at 6:00 PM / in World

The Balance Between Red Tape and a Green Planet

By: Nick Eberhart In times of economic difficulties, environmental sustainability often takes a back seat to economic growth. The recent global economic recession diminished the economic capacity of developed nations. This drop in economic power led to political shifts, but one of the subtlest is the slow movement away from environmental protection by developed nations. The European Union (EU), typically […]

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