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by / on October 31, 2010 at 8:48 pm / in Congress, Content, Domestic, Issue

Bubba’s Playbook

…on of midterm reversals, resulted in a blowout that swung 54 seats in the House and 8 seats in the Senate to the Republicans. Having lost both chambers of Congress and virtually all of his political momentum in this “Republican Revolution,” the President was faced with a choice between lame-duckhood and handing Newt Gingrich and the Republicans “carte blanche.” Obviously, neither was acceptable, so Clinton went back to his Southern Democratic roo…

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by / on November 24, 2012 at 4:45 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

The Gap in the Sand

…manner. Everyone acknowledges that we need to avoid this calamity, but there is a problem: the Democrats and the Republicans have both drawn lines in the sand, and there is a gap between them. The Democrats have firmly ruled out any plan that does not include revenue increases, and the Republicans have firmly ruled out any plan that includes revenue increases. Obviously, if both sides stick to their guns here, no solution can possibly be reached….

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by / on December 16, 2015 at 1:24 pm / in Current Issue, Domestic, Election, Issue

The Hunt For Red November: Explaining Republican Successes at the State Level

…very much if Democrats still do not have the control, still are not drawing these legislative districts. Say the Republicans really do nominate Donald Trump, which I think is kind of a suicide mission for the party. What would probably happen is that Democrats would suddenly regain control of a lot of state legislatures and governorships, because Republicans would probably do very poorly across the board. But a new census by itself just does not…

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by / on November 7, 2012 at 9:27 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

The More Things Stay the Same, the More Things Change

…ted him four years ago didn’t like him all that much anymore, a lot of Democrats were disenchanted, and a lot of Republicans were mad. What isn’t talked about a lot is that Obama lost the Independents this cycle, and he lost the Republicans (obviously). He won Democrats. And that was enough. It was enough because he had the best groundgame this country has ever seen. They say a good “Get Out the Vote” effort can sway the election a fe…

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by / on November 27, 2012 at 12:14 am / in Domestic, Opinion

Shifting Senate

…ference and Democratic Conference is a must. Also complicating the Democrat’s hope to take the majority from the Republicans was Democratic Senator-elect Simcha Felder’s announcement that he will support the Republican Conference’s bid to retain the majority. The Democratic State Senators should learn from their mistakes in 2010, when the leadership fight resulted in the Republicans retaking control of the Senate.  The IDC has publicly announced…

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by / on January 5, 2014 at 11:02 am / in Domestic, Winter 2013

Too Right to Be Wrong

…0 members of the Republican caucus with the prospect of primary challenges. Boehner suddenly had a hundred House Republicans unwilling to vote with him on any deal that did not include the defunding of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. In the face of immense pressure from both the left and moderate Republicans to yield, and despite repeated warnings from Speaker Boehner himself that a government shutdown could adversely affect the s…

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by / on March 25, 2013 at 7:27 pm / in Domestic

Electoral Dysfunction

…use this method). In the battleground states of Florida, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin, Republicans are blazing forward with this plan. In many of these states, congressional district lines have been gerrymandered to favor Republicans, effectively guaranteeing that those districts will support Republican presidential candidates in future elections.  As Stephen Colbert aptly said of gerrymandering when he highlighted this…

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by / on March 18, 2010 at 7:20 am / in Business, Content, Domestic, Issue

Grand Theft Government

…a large, failing, non-bank institution immediately and put it through a resolution process. However, the Senate Republicans have argued that if the government were to seize a failing non-bank institution, it should have to go through more rigorous checks and approvals beforehand. The trouble is that the Senate Republicans’ plan would make the government resolution procedure more susceptible to creating complications while regulators are trying t…

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by / on September 18, 2012 at 8:39 pm / in Domestic, Election 2012, Opinion

Marriage Equality Republicans Face Primaries

by from Wikimedia Commons The New York Marriage Equality Act, signed into law on June 25, 2011, was a central issue in several GOP primary elections for state legislature last Thursday. Four Republican Senators broke ranks in 2011 and supported the bill, making it possible for the legislature to enact legislation legalizing same sex marriage in New York. Three faced challenges from the far right last week, and in each the challenger’s…

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by / on February 8, 2012 at 10:25 pm / in Campus

Political Minutes: Columbia Political Union Debate Series

…ow!   On February 7, the Columbia Political Union hosted a debate between the Columbia Democrats and the College Republicans on the resolution that colleges and universities should practice race-based affirmative action in admissions decisions. Bruno Baretta, CC ’15 and Austin Heyroth, CC‘15 represented the Democrats, while Will Prasifka, CC‘12 and Taylor Thompson, CC ’14 represented the Republicans. Referring to Martin Luther King, Jr. and the C…

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