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 Name-calling is a part of communication from the moment we start talking. Inevitably, it pervades politics too. BBC News Magazine writer Jon Kelly recently published an article on this very topic. He poses the question, “Why are lattes associated with liberals?” In his article, he dissects the reasoning behind […]

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By Jenna Perlman, Staff Writer @jenna_perlwoman The state of California is making history by kicking butt and showing the country who’s boss.  On Sunday, the state unanimously passed the “Yes Means Yes” law, which defines sexual consent as a verbal agreement as well as clarifying what sexual consent really is. “Yes Means Yes” was geared […]

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By Danny McCarthy, Staff Writer @thedanosaurus Scotland has voted no in a poll for independence Thursday, but it remains historically significant for a number of reasons. The Background: Scotland went through the task of deciding whether or not it wanted to remain a member of the United Kingdom or strike out on its own as an […]

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By Langston Curtis, Social Media Staff @Langston_Curtis The nation tuned in tonight to watch President Obama deliver his 2013 State of the Union address. Here are some of the observations I made as a viewer. President Obama appears to have regained some of that contagious optimism that catapulted him into the Presidency four years ago. […]

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By Brandon Lewis, Staff Writer @Brandon_S_Lewis In the wake of the second deadliest shooting in American history, Americans are partaking in a heated debate over the future of gun control. Many are calling for legislation that would address the gun control issue head-on while others believe that little could be done to appease the national […]

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By Tom Ford, Daily Free Press Contributor Last night, at approximately 11:15 p.m. Eastern time, the state of Ohio was projected to fall on the side of President Obama, a raucous cheer broke out across America, celebrating the end of a long, arduous campaign that’s left a deeply divided nation behind in its tracks. As […]

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By Saba Hamedy, Staff Writer @saba_h On Election Day in the year 2000, my fourth grade teacher gave my class copies of a blank United States map. Our homework was to color in each state blue or red, based off the Electoral College tally as it was projected. Naturally, my 10-year-old self didn’t quite understand […]

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