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by / on July 25, 2012 at 12:46 am / in Domestic, Opinion

Colorado Theatre

…wing of the Batman movie, hundreds of others were in living hell. I checked the big three news outlets (FoxNews, MSNBC, and CNN). All covered the same story. No partisan politics, just the sheer tragedy. President Obama turned his early morning campaign rally into a somber memorial. Governor Romney took a day off as well. Politics halted. Right now, Rush Limbaugh’s echo chamber and MSNBC’s talking heads are eerily quiet, and America is agai…

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by / on November 5, 2012 at 10:47 pm / in Domestic, Election 2012, Media, Uncategorized

The Fact Check Republic

by by Eszter Offertaler On March 29, 2012, at 12:52 p.m., Logan Smith, a 25 year-old college graduate, reported on his personal blog that the IRS was to federally indict South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley for tax evasion. Piggybacking on the heightened media attention that surrounded the Republican vice-presidential hopeful, Smith engineered a blog post that would generate controversy, increase web hits, and spread virally. He accomp…

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by / on November 10, 2012 at 7:58 pm / in Campus, Domestic, Opinion, Uncategorized

Political Minutes: The State of the Nation

by from Wikimedia Commons On November 9, Dr. Alondra Nelson, Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies Professor at Columbia, moderated a discussion on “The State of the Nation: Race, Gender and the 2012 Elections.” On the distinguished panel of women scholars and activists participating in this discussion were Darlene Nipper, Deputy Executive Director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Rebecca Traister, author and column…

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by / on June 21, 2014 at 1:31 pm / in Current Issue, Europe, Interview, World

Ask The Experts

by   CPR: What will be the repercussions of Putin’s increasingly ethnic-based rhetoric (e.g. switching to russkiy rather than rossiyskiy)? Is ethnic nationalism just a rhetorical tool Putin is using, or is it becoming a guiding philosophy?  Prof. Marten: President Putin’s statement to parliament on March 18 marked the first time he used ethnic-interest language to explain or justify his […]

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by / on September 7, 2012 at 8:06 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

Highway 270: Missouri

by This article is part of an ongoing biweekly series called “Highway 270,” which profiles heavily contested states in the 2012 election season. This week, I will examine the current political climate in Missouri, which has 10 electoral votes. Missouri has long been noted as one of the nation’s bellwether states. The state is located near the geographic center of the nation, and its demographic makeup is extremely similar to that of t…

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by / on May 14, 2012 at 10:09 pm / in Campus, Domestic, Election 2012, Opinion

Obama’s Politicized Commencement Speech

by Earlier this afternoon, President Barack Obama delivered a beautiful commencement speech to the graduating students of Barnard College.  Met with resounding applause and a sprinkling of appreciative laughter throughout, the charming speech followed a classic framework, as Obama drew from personal stories, shared inspiring sound bites, and imparted meaningful advice. photo by Asiya Khaki ’09 President Obama asked whether…

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by / on March 18, 2010 at 7:14 am / in Content, Domestic, Issue, Judicial

Giving Up the Gun

by Illustration by Leslie Koyama On the morning of March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan waved to the crowd as he departs a speaking event at a Washington D.C. hotel. Grinning characteristically, he holds out his hands to greet cries of “President Reagan!” with his benediction. John Hinckley, then, attempts to impress his idol Jodie Foster by firing six bullets at Reagan at point-blank range, and the statuesque figure of the Preside…

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by / on March 15, 2011 at 2:20 pm / in Allegiance of College Editors, Interview

Mark McKinnon of No Labels

by Columbia Political Review: The headline of the No Labels website reads: “We are Democrats, Republicans, and Independents, united in the belief that we don’t have to give up our labels, merely put them aside to do what’s best for America”—can you explain what this means in practice and specifically how do you define what’s best for America? Doesn’t the answer to the question itself depend on ideological affiliation? Mark McKinnon (No…

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by / on March 17, 2012 at 11:10 am / in Domestic, Election, Media

Grand Ol’ Pageant

by Illustration by Stephanie Mannheim As you are reading this, Mitt Romney may be the nominee. Strike that. If you are reading this after Super Tuesday,  the race is dragging on as the pundits obsess over delegate math. Overall, the roundabout guessing game of who will win does not really matter amid the candidate-media interplay. In this seemingly symbiotic relationship between journalism and politics, how do the two really interact?…

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by / on July 16, 2012 at 9:23 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

The Meritocratic Ideal

by One of the narratives born out of the 2008 financial crisis was a very genuine questioning of the socioeconomic underpinnings of our society — capitalism and democracy. Initially, this discourse mostly centered on capitalism’s future and our understanding of free-market principles. The American democratic model also came under fire, perhaps because of Congress’ dysfunction. Some even asserted the superiority of alternative governan…

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