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by / on March 27, 2012 at 1:15 pm / in Election 2012

Election 2012: Romney’s RINO Race

…mney will nab the nomination in the end, he’s having trouble getting there. He needs 1144 delegates, and if Rick Santorum keeps picking up conservative states, then the Republican Party will have to hold a brokered convention, the likes of which we haven’t seen in over half a century. So far, Mitt is halfway there with 566 delegates, more than Santorum (273), Newt Gingrich (135), and Ron Paul (50) combined. Romney has performed well in moderate s…

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by / on March 22, 2012 at 8:52 pm / in Humor

CPRoundup: Mitt’s Math

…valent poster, the word running along the bottom would be “MATH.” Since Romney has lost several contests to Rick Santorum, Georgia to Newt Gingrich, and a few caucus states to Ron Paul, he’s now forced to focus on math, counting every last delegate that he’ll need to beat Rick Santorum at the Republican National Convention this summer. As Santorum cleaned up down south, Mitt Romney shifted his attention offshore in an attempt to get every delegat…

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by / on March 20, 2012 at 6:00 pm / in Election 2012

Election 2012: March Madness

…candidate must secure to receive the nomination. At the time of this writing, Romney leads with 484, followed by Santorum with 239, Gingrich with 136, and Paul with 69; there are 1358 delegates left to be allocated in the remaining contests. In the past week, there has been much talk about whether Gingrich, after losing two states in the Deep South, will drop out of the race and allow Santorum to go one-on-one against Romney. That’s confusing, be…

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by / on April 12, 2012 at 2:10 pm / in Humor

CPRoundup: That’s all, folks!

by On Tuesday, Rick Santorum announced that he was ending his bid for the White House. It wasn’t because he was losing though – according to him, he was winning, but not in any way that is reflected in polls or delegates: “We were winning in a very different way, because we were touching hearts and we were raising issues that frankly people didn’t want to have raised,” Santorum announced to his supporters in his speec…

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by / on February 22, 2012 at 1:20 pm / in Domestic, Election 2012, Opinion

Tampa, We Have a Problem

by While President Obama still has a long way to go on the road to reelection, it is quickly becoming clear that the current set of Republican presidential candidates don’t have what we, in this country, used to call “the right stuff.” Mitt Romney is unprincipled; worse, he seems to have prided himself on that fact until it occurred to him that it might cost him the White House. Rick Santorum, despite his impressive surge, may be too…

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by / on May 4, 2012 at 2:11 am / in Domestic, Healthcare

Modest Proposal: Misdiagnosis

by Illustration by Allison Cohen Paradigm shift. For most of us, the phrase is associated with scientific upheavals, but it is equally applicable to political discourse. Few modern issues have been so poorly discussed as President Obama’s flagship health care measure, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The massive discrepancy between the debate over this bill and the facts of the American health care system is a t…

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by / on April 22, 2012 at 3:22 pm / in Election 2012

Election 2012: Buying Percent

by With Rick Santorum’s departure, the 2012 U.S. presidential race has finally come down to Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. According to a recent Wall Street Journal poll, the former comes across as a strong leader, out-polling Obama 47 percent to 43 percent on economic issues. But the president seems to be a much more likable candidate, beating Romney with an 81 percent likability rating to the latter’s 63 percent. President Obama finds…

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by / on June 10, 2012 at 9:07 am / in ACE Forum, Allegiance of College Editors

Ace Forum: Healthcare III

by This is the third in a four-part series on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. In the first installment of this forum, Hussein Elbakri, of the Columbia Political Review, analyzed the arguments for and against the Affordable Care Act’s constitutionality. Next Noah Fram, of the Vanderbilt Political Review, discussed the Act from the standpoint of public policy, asking directly if the bill is “a normative good for society.”…

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by / on August 22, 2012 at 6:52 pm / in Election 2012

Fired Up

by photo from Wikimedia Commons Good news for President Obama: His liberal base is now itching for a fight. In the past few months, liberal enthusiasm for reelecting the president has been shockingly low (at least when compared to the atmosphere of 2008). The weak economy and a solid gridlock in Washington had siphoned away much energy among Democrats, and the Supreme Court’s Obamacare ruling seemed to be the nail in the coffin. Eithe…

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by / on September 8, 2012 at 3:20 pm / in Domestic, Opinion, Uncategorized

(First) Ladies First

by photo from Wikimedia Commons Behind every president, with the exception of James Buchanan, there has been a strong first lady helping her husband deal with the pressure and problems inherent in running the country. On July 18, 1940, Eleanor Roosevelt became the first first lady to give a speech at a national nominating convention. This front and center, national level appearance on behalf of FDR, during her husband’s third ca…

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