Amidst all the depressing news we see on Twitter every day, it can be hard to see the bright side of things. Here are five tweets from politicians that might actually make you giggle instead of making you want to curl up into a ball and cry.   Hello, Twitter! It’s Barack. Really! Six years […]

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Among America’s younger generations, especially the neophyte voters, being affiliated with the Republican Party seems to be rare. This may be for a couple of reasons, which all go back to a core problem that the Grand Old Party is attempting to tackle in 2016. Young GOP affiliates may be quiet supporters and don’t necessarily […]

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Bekah Paxton, Staff Writer @bekahpaxton Political parties play a huge role in the American voting tradition. Even though, according to a Jan. 12 Gallup poll, Americans have become disenchanted with the two main political parties, the ideologies that shape the parties and those opposing them remain the driving forces of American individual politics. A common […]

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By Bekah Paxton, Staff Writer @bekahpaxton Money is a form of political speech. In 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld this statement in the ruling of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, positing that the federal government cannot restrict nonprofit and for-profit organizations from donating money to election campaigns. Especially recently in the Republican Party, […]

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 by Bekah Paxton, Staff Writer @bekahpaxton It’s that time of year again — time to bite our nails in fear of another government shutdown for the next eight days. The U.S. Congress is currently faced with the challenging prospect of passing a spending bill to fund the next fiscal year into 2015, and the U.S. […]

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By Bekah Paxton, Staff Writer @bekah_paxton In America, we pride ourselves on having wide access to global media and information, because in the pursuit of happiness we are free to gather information and knowledge for ourselves at our own risk. This may be in danger of change. There are pretty widely known reports of nations like […]

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By Bekah Paxton, Staff Writer @bekah_paxton On Monday, politics and culture periodical The Week released a video highlighting how men and women running for election this past Tuesday attempted to distance themselves ideologically from the President. Surprisingly, these criticisms of Obama come from a variety of candidates on both sides of the aisle and in […]

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By Bekah Paxton, Staff Writer @bekahpaxton No matter how progressive it may seem, the United States still battles with racist tendencies. We often say or think that we are past all of the dark times of civil rights violations, but they remain today in more intrinsic, undermining ways. In 1978, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in […]

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By Bekah Paxton, Staff Writer @bekahpaxton Two pastors in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho are under fire according to a state law which they claim violates their right to religious liberty and freedom of expression — all because they denied to perform traditional marriage rituals for same-sex couples. A new local ordinance in the city is set […]

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By Bekah Paxton, Staff Writer @bekahpaxton A second case of Ebola in the United States has been found, and the outbreak of the deadly virus is already becoming politicized. Anthony Zurcher, editor of BBC’s Echo Chambers blog, reported on Monday that the United States’ potential mishandlings of Ebola patients and isolation may be a result of lack […]

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