Search Results for "Democrat" : 33

by / on September 25, 2012 at 12:51 am / in Domestic, Opinion

The Elephant in the Room

by If the presidential election were a dinner party, Mitt Romney would be the 14-year-old kid dressed up as a waiter trying to sneak out booze. He just doesn’t belong. Over the past year, Romney has done more to disqualify himself for president than actually make a case for the job. To rattle off the list would take more than one column (there are entire websites dedicated to them). The highlights of the last few months: agreeing with…

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

CPRoundup: Mitt’s Math

…situation. As a New Mexico native, I can say that it takes a lot of guts to go to rural parts of the state as a Democrat and expect a warm welcome. I know the president means well, but he should probably aim closer to the Democratic stronghold of Santa Fe. I’m sure the White House needs a kokopelli figurine, or maybe the First Lady is in want of turquoise. Santorum offends Puerto Rico: Rick Santorum is a lot of things, and politically correct…

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by / on April 2, 2008 at 4:29 am / in Africa, Issue, Main Menu, World

How We Don’t Look at Kenya

…cations for a region already plagued by ongoing conflicts in Somalia and Darfur and continued instability in the Democratic Republic of Congo. But the entire continent? This seems unlikely. There is no logical reason that Kenya would represent a tipping point for investment, given all the preexisting sources of political instability in Africa. There is also no reason why a political disaster in Kenya should set back democratization or economic de…

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by / on May 2, 2005 at 11:31 am / in Congress, Domestic

The Rise of Harry Reid

…e networks, it caused almost no uproar in the national media. The boldness of the recently chosen leading Senate Democrat was surprising given his moderate record, but appropriate given the current political climate. Reid normally exhibits outspoken moderation, which is emblematic of the larger uncertainty within the Democratic Party as a whole. Head of the class Two years ago, no member of the Democratic leadership would have uttered such a bold…

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by / on October 19, 2003 at 4:44 pm / in Domestic, Election

Poll Bearers

…ugh about George W. Bush yet to have an opinion?” CBS broke down the results among all respondents, Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. Not surprisingly, 79 percent of Republicans were favorable towards Bush, in contrast with 31 percent of Democrats. Among all respondents, 46 percent said they were favorable, a much lower number than Bush has seen in the past couple years. Another tool pollsters use to ascertain favorability is the horserac…

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by / on October 1, 2002 at 1:29 pm / in Blast from the Past, Domestic, Media, New York

The Business of Politics

by Alex Angert Mike Bloomberg is breaking down walls at City Hall. Literally. With no walls to separate the rows of desks lining the room, the atmosphere resembles a frenetic, high-energy trading floor more than a government office. Bloomberg’s desk—the command center for the operation—sits directly in the middle of the room, right in the heart of the action. Bloomberg lifted the concept of the “bullpen environment” directly from his…

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by / on October 18, 2009 at 4:19 pm / in Campus, Content, Issue

Campus Updates

…national level, and believe the DREAM Act could serve as a gateway to comprehensive immigration reform. College Democrats The Columbia University College Democrats plan to spend this year lobbying for and supporting their policy interests. They participated along with the College Republicans in the health care debate on October 7 in line with their planned initial focus on health care for the first two months of the fall semester. The group pla…

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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 June 28, 2012 at 1:35 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

Democracy is Not a Spectator Sport

…htening the struggle for workers’ rights or winning it, when the working class channels its energy into electing Democrats, we defuse our power, leading to losses. Working-class struggles need to stay independent from the Democratic Party; otherwise they end up dead. There is a reason the Democratic Party is also known as “the graveyard of social movements.” Of course, there is a big difference between the Democratic Party rank-and-file and its l…

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by / on June 25, 2012 at 11:40 am / in Election 2012

Washington Can Learn from Nudists and Cherokees

by So a 63-year-old WASPy Native American and a college age nudist/porn star run for the U.S. Senate. It sounds like the setup to a cocktail party joke. But it’s not. Enter Republican Senator Scott Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren. Senator Brown made national headlines in 2010 when he won the late Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat in a special election. During that election, it came out that Brown had posed nude for Cosmo maga…

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