Post Tagged with: "Obama"

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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on January 27, 2014 at 5:36 PM / in National

An Intimate Look into the President’s Views on Marijuana

By: John Vaughn Over the past few months, President Barack Obama sat for a series of extensive interviews with New Yorker editor David Remnick.  The 17,000 word profile titled “Going the Distance: On and off the road with Barack Obama,” which was published last week, included Obama’s thoughts on the NFL, his children, Iran, and the NSA, among a multitude […]

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on September 30, 2013 at 9:04 AM / in National

Congressional Democrats, Republicans Shame of the Nation

By: Garrett Herrin “This Congress, they are accustomed to doing nothing, and they’re comfortable with doing nothing, and they keep on doing nothing,” remarked Barack Obama at a 2011 private gathering. Animosity between presidents and Congresses is as American as apple pie and baseball. In fact, Harry S. Truman nicknamed the 80th term from 1947-49 the “Do-Nothing Congress” and actively […]

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on September 25, 2013 at 5:50 PM / in National

Diagnosing Obamacare

By Robert Jones Patient name: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Date of birth: March 23, 2010. Though Obama signed the PPACA (often referred to as Obamacare) more than three years ago, many Republicans are still rallying against it. Republican House members have repeatedly introduced bills that would defund Obamacare, though the Senate and the President have said that […]

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