Search Results for "Americans" : 188

by / on October 2, 2012 at 10:40 pm / in Campus, Domestic, Opinion, Uncategorized

Distilled Democracy

…it isn’t rare to see congressional approval ratings in the teens, something seems to have gone wrong.  Why would Americans elect congressional members from their own party, only to strongly disapprove of their actions within their first year in office? When stated as such, it seems obvious that the problem lies in the fact that Americans are not being presented with options they would ever freely select, but instead are constantly deciding betwe…

Read more ›
by / on May 1, 2005 at 12:02 pm / in Congress, Cover Story, Domestic, Election, Media

Left Hanging

…urance it would give us against another recession” (take that, Democrats!)—and Vietnam—“I know people don’t like Americans to be engaged in this kind of an effort, 47 Americans have been killed in combat with the enemy.” But one’s lasting impression is of the interview’s pace, informal and measured. If the relaxed quality of such interviews was not to last, the fascination with the presidency surely was. The next day, The New York Times published…

Read more ›
by / on May 4, 2012 at 2:02 am / in Domestic, Healthcare, Judicial, Women's Rights

Obamacare’s Bitter Pill

by Illustrations by Louise McCune As Americans, there are certain ideals for which we stand, such as freedom, liberty, and justice. Instilled deep within our hearts, these values must be protected by Americans from government intrusion. The Supreme Court, protecting the liberties guaranteed in the Constitution, has ruled that religious institutions “act as critical buffers between the individual and the power of the State,&#8221…

Read more ›
by / on May 15, 2012 at 10:12 pm / in Election 2012

Election 2012: The Buffett Fool

…reatly in this anemic recovery, but it isn’t because of the wealthy. Obama’s support for the Buffett Rule leaves Americans scratching their heads and asking a simple question: “How does this help the economy?” All the Buffett Rule would do is take a lot of money out the hands of a very small number of people. The new 30 percent minimum effective tax rate would only affect the roughly 200,000 richest Americans and in the name of “fairness” rather…

Read more ›
by / on December 9, 2010 at 5:09 am / in Content, Domestic, Election, Issue

Grassroots?

by In the Silicon Valley town of Los Gatos, California, many residents work in the headquarters of high-tech companies such as Google, Apple, and Facebook. The town boasts a median family income of $150,000 and is known for its upscale housing developments, which even now sell for $1 million a piece on average. The town is also a hotspot for marijuana-related violence. In 2005, police officers entered a violent gunfight on a marijuana…

Read more ›
by / on May 27, 2008 at 9:15 pm / in Content, Domestic, Healthcare, Issue

(My) Impending Healthcare Crisis

by When I broke the news to my parents this past Thanksgiving that I would not be seeking conventional employment after graduating this May, I was met with a surprising reaction: “You realize that you’re not going to be covered under our health insurance policy.” For a long time, I had been constructing a plan to show my parents that my decision not to work an office job was a viable path. Their revelation threw a wrench into my strate…

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

The Gap in the Sand

by from the Congressional Budget Office A threatening specter is looming over our national economy – the so-called “fiscal cliff”. The fiscal cliff, a widespread, automatic tax increase expected to hit 90% of Americans next year, will be triggered on January 2 of next year… unless Congress takes action to stop it. To avoid careening off the fiscal cliff, a different deficit reduction method will need to be passed into law. In all likel…

Read more ›
by / on August 17, 2012 at 9:33 am / in Domestic, Opinion

Romney-Ryan vs. Obama-Biden vs. Us

…ine spells “Game Over for the Climate,” Obama continues, unconcerned. Ryan and Romney unashamedly oppress LGBTQI Americans while Obama courts LGBTQI Americans for their votes and money. But behind the rhetoric, Romney, Obama, and even Ryan have all shifted their principles when convenient for their careers. And none, not even Obama, will deliver on all the civil rights LGBTQI folks deserve unless they face urgent pressure from mass movements akin…

Read more ›
by / on July 12, 2012 at 10:19 am / in Domestic, Opinion, World

The Ethics of Work

by photo from Wikimedia Commons Every week I scroll through the news and keep an eye out for interesting articles pertaining to Europe so that I’ll have something to scribble about when my CPR deadline rolls around. This week, however, what caught my eye was not any article in particular but rather a gaping and comical discrepancy between two New York Times pieces covering America and Europe, respectively. People often discuss the dif…

Read more ›
by / on December 16, 2012 at 9:04 pm / in Business, Domestic, Organizations

Rigging the System

by Weihui Lu The numbers alone are striking. In 2011, the World Bank estimated the gross domestic product (GDP) of the state of Ecuador at approximately $67 billion. Chevron Corporation, by contrast, reported sales of $236.3 billion for 2011, with nearly $27 billion in profits alone. In the same year, a local Ecuadorian court ruling against Chevron in an $18 billion case over the company’s widespread pollution in the Ecuadorian rainfor…

Read more ›