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Over the Hill: Congressional Democrats Face Age Problem

By Alex Soderstrom If the past three presidential elections have been any indication, the Democratic Party is the party of the young. Barack Obama buried his opponents in the competition for the under-30 vote in both 2008 and 2012, and Hillary Clinton captured the vote of 55 percent of that same demographic in 2016. According…

Senator John "Johnny" Isakson, a Republican from Georgia, speaks during an interview in Washington D.C., U.S. on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. Isakson said the nomination of Representative Mel Watt, Democrat from North Carolina, to oversee the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the regulator for the U.S.-owned mortgage financiers, was "in trouble". Photographer: Julia Schmalz/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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Here’s Johnny: The Last Of Georgia’s Old Guard

For all the popular banter about “career politicians” serving as barriers to American progress, very few men and women are able to establish themselves as permanent fixtures in Washington. The average tenure for members of the U.S. House of Representative is 9.1 years, with Senators serving a slightly more lengthy 10.2 years before they succumb…

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An Ode to the Filibuster

By Eli Watkins If the Senate is where bills go to die, then the filibuster has long been the pillow used to smother them. This is not a statement for or against the filibuster. Some ideas—bad ideas—should obviously not make it out of the Senate, even if they have majority support. The Vietnam War had…

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The GPR Midterm Senate Elections Guide

By: GPR Editorial Board Fall 2014 marks the onset of midterm elections, and the U.S. Senate is in for some major reshuffling. Here is the GPR guide to some elections that are worth watching: They’re contentious, they’re big, and they’ll have an impact on the Senate for the next six years. Georgia: Michelle Nunn (Democrat) The…

The Califor(five,six)nia Proposal

By: Hannah Turner It seems as if wildfires and earthquakes will face unexpected competition in the process of disfiguring California.  Tim Draper, venture capitalist and co-founder of Draper Fisher Jurveston, recently launched a campaign to divide California into six separate states, irrevocably altering the “Fifty Nifty United States”.  The California native has commenced the initial…

The Path to 51

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Despite numerous reported, and un-prosecuted, cases of sexual assault against native civilians, the U.N. continues to use private, military contractors to procure peacekeepers. (Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons)
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A Warning from the Past Remains Unheeded

By: Brianne Cate More than 50 years after his 1961 Farewell Speech, President Eisenhower’s warning of the military-industrial complex rings truer than ever before. An ever-increasing ability to mass produce weapons of war coupled with the growing interconnectedness of markets has led to a pressing need for inquiry into what is truly lying behind aggressive…

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