Search Results for "Democrat" : 33

by / on September 20, 2012 at 8:56 pm / in Domestic, Opinion, Uncategorized

Will Citizens United Win It for Romney?

by photo from Wikimedia Commons With the Republican and Democratic National Conventions out of the way, the long-predicted political advertising spending spree for the lead up to November 6has finally gotten underway.  More than $3 billion is expected to be spent on various types of ads (TV, radio, robocalls, mailers, and so on), an increase of $500 million over 2008. The Kantar/Campaign Media Analysis Group reports that as of early S…

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by / on September 3, 2012 at 5:16 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

Pumping Pain

…udgets of many families. One particularly scathing criticism of the president’s domestic energy policy came from Democrat (and formerly ardent Obama ’08 supporter)-turned-Republican Artur Davis. Davis, referencing then-candidate Obama’s Democratic nomination victory speech, skewered that “the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal” really just meant “middle America, get ready to shell out 60 bucks to fill up…

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by / on July 16, 2012 at 2:47 pm / in Domestic, Opinion, Uncategorized

Healthcare Industry Fights Against Self, Wins

…ave Obama the largest amount of money it has ever given any presidential candidate, $19 million, and it gave the Democrats $90 million in total. It gave the Republicans slightly less, $76 million. This makes perfect sense. The Democrats controlled the White House and both houses of Congress (with a majority in the House and a supermajority in the Senate), so the industry gave them the larger,  unprecedented sums. But even though the Republicans c…

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by / on October 16, 2012 at 2:05 am / in Domestic, Opinion

Not One for Talking

by This election year has seen U.S. energy policy and the debate on global warming (does it exist, if it does who/what is responsible, and what we should do about it) get quite a bit of airtime, but from a distinctly 2012 tack. Both issues have traditionally been favorites of both parties’ respective bases; the Democratic base consistently tries to make the Party focus on tackling global warming and getting America off of fossil fuels…

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by / on August 28, 2012 at 8:01 am / in Domestic, Opinion

Stop, Frisk and Gentrify

by By now, most New Yorkers know that the Stop-&-Frisk crime prevention program was only successful for intimidating, humiliating, and violently interrupting the lives of  people of color. The threat of jail, court dates and fees, prison, and even death were never far; innocent New Yorkers were stopped over 4 million times–almost 90 percent of them black and Latino. Tens of thousands of New Yorkers marched, rese arched, liti…

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by / on December 16, 2015 at 1:19 pm / in Uncategorized

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

…e empty House Speakership. With such dysfunction in the Republican ranks catching the national eye, what can the Democrats possibly have to worry about? Though a Republican implosion appears more likely to the general American public, Democrats are largely ignoring the state-level coup that will have far-reaching implications for the future of the American body politic. The Democrats might have their eyes on the White House – undeniably a supreme…

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by / on July 11, 2012 at 4:36 pm / in Election 2012, Opinion, World

Netanyahu and Romney, Destined to be Together?

by photo for CPR The Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, really wants Mitt Romney to be president. He’d probably wait a little to say it publicly, partially out of courtesy, and partially to cover his behind in case Obama is re-elected, but it is hardly a secret. Therefore, it was probably a good idea for Mitt Romney to announce that he would visit Israel later this summer. There are many more and less obvious reasons wh…

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

Too Right to Be Wrong

by “We’re very excited,” Michelle Bachmann told The Washington Post on the eve of the government shutdown. “It’s exactly what we wanted, and we got it.” For sixteen days, a small group of hardline conservatives in the House of Representatives managed to force Speaker John Boehner’s hand and prevent a “clean” continuing resolution – which would have re-opened the government – from reaching the House f…

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by / on October 17, 2012 at 3:00 pm / in Web Columnists

Michael Ouimette

by Michael Ouimette is a Columbia College freshman. He can be contacted at     Get Out of the Kitchen October 17, 2012 8:45 pm  As a fiscally moderate Democrat, I hope a real primary in the Republican Party is used to properly gather attention for the general election candidacy of a “New York Republican” — a strong leader […]

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by / on October 16, 2012 at 1:54 am / in Domestic, Opinion

Biden, Uncensored

by The recent vice presidential debate between incumbent Joe Biden and challenger Paul Ryan was a fiery one to be sure, and now that a few days have passed and the outcome of the debate has been properly digested, several judgments can be made. One observation that is inarguably true is that Joe Biden was rude – really rude. The first half or so of the debate was characterized by Biden’s repeated smirking grins and snide chuckles to hi…

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