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November 5, 2012

The Ole Miss College Republicans and the newly reformed Ole Miss College Democrats offer every student on campus the chance to become active early in the political process.

The Ole Miss College Republicans and the newly reformed Ole Miss College Democrats offer every student on campus the chance to become active early in the political process.

Sophomore political science major and College Democrats President Sean Higgins is one of many students taking advantage of the political organizations on campus. Higgins said that he used to be a Republican, and even wrote articles for The Daily Mississippian last year in support of Mitt Romney, but over the summer he had a change of perspective and is now helping bring the College Democrats back to Ole Miss.

November 5, 2012

The Ole Miss College Republicans and the newly reformed Ole Miss College Democrats offer every student on campus the chance to become active early in the political process.

The Ole Miss College Republicans and the newly reformed Ole Miss College Democrats offer every student on campus the chance to become active early in the political process.

Sophomore political science major and College Democrats President Sean Higgins is one of many students taking advantage of the political organizations on campus. Higgins said that he used to be a Republican, and even wrote articles for The Daily Mississippian last year in support of Mitt Romney, but over the summer he had a change of perspective and is now helping bring the College Democrats back to Ole Miss.

October 30, 2012

 
Last year in my weekly opinion column, I frequently wrote in support of Gov. Mitt Romney. I truly believed he was the best candidate in the presidential race, but perspective changes, and I was wrong. Throughout his career, the GOP primary and the general election, Gov. Romney has consistently proven himself unfit to be president of the United States and incapable of – or unwilling to — unite our divided nation.

October 23, 2012

The second presidential debate Tuesday night featured two candidates with remarkably similar ideals, nitpicking over taxes and practically nothing else.
While what President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said might have had a large effect on the election, the lack of any other candidates makes an enormous difference, for the worse. Without opening the debates to potentially viable third party candidates, the U.S. will make very little progress in creating a better tomorrow.

September 4, 2012

Once again we are leading up to an election with two candidates to choose from who have been painted as opposites of one another.
Case in point: Romney for Big Oil, Obama for clean energy; Romney for lowering taxes among the wealthiest, Obama for raising taxes among the wealthiest; Romney for tighter immigration, Obama’s DREAM act; Romney pro-life and Obama pro-choice; Romney against same sex marriage, Obama for same sex marriage.

August 23, 2012

When Ronald Reagan ran for president he asked Americans if they were better off than they were four years ago. Americans can answer that question for themselves this time around. The Republican Party poses a much more urgent question this election cycle: How much worse will you be in four years if Barack Obama still resides in the White House?
Believe whatever you want about Mitt Romney, but Paul Ryan is the smartest choice for vice president in nearly 60 years.

June 19, 2012

 
It’s been said that being a Republican this year is like being single in your 30s – you’ve seen better, but you’re just going to have to settle with what you can get. Some Republicans argue that Mitt Romney was the least conservative candidate this year and are disappointed about his eventual nomination in Tampa. They shouldn’t be.

April 24, 2012

Recently, there has been a lot of discussion about a “war on women” in the United States. 

 

April 23, 2012

 

Last week, the U.S. media circuit was abuzz after Hilary Rosen, a prominent Washington insider and well-known adviser to many members of the Democratic Party, made an insensitive statement in which she said that the Republican Party nominee Mitt Romney’s wife, Ann, “had never worked a day in her life.” 

April 15, 2012

The Tea Party has gained recognition as a force in the political arena over the past several years. In 2009, the media spotlighted the organization because of its protests, rallies and general opposition to the Democratic Party. The Tea Party, however, doesn’t specifically align with the Republican party, other than in terms of similar characteristics and morals.

The Tea Party has gained recognition as a force in the political arena over the past several years. In 2009, the media spotlighted the organization because of its protests, rallies and general opposition to the Democratic Party. The Tea Party, however, doesn’t specifically align with the Republican party, other than in terms of similar characteristics and morals.
The Tea Party has many places with intense involvement in protest, but Tea Party Oxford is quite different from the way that the Tea Party as a whole is portrayed in the media.  

March 8, 2012

Occasionally I find myself appealing to members of a previous generation to discuss how their perception of a topic has changed from when they were my age to what it is now.

 

Occasionally I find myself appealing to members of a previous generation to discuss how their perception of a topic has changed from when they were my age to what it is now.

Recently I asked an elder what he thought of politics when he was younger and what he presently thinks about them. “When I was your age, politicians were more noble,” he told me.

“Screwed” won’t begin to describe our situation if I’m echoing that sentiment by age 75.

March 7, 2012

Perhaps you’ve heard there’s an election this year. From the incessant media coverage to the Super PAC attack ads, you’re probably ready for it all to be over with – even if 2012 is supposedly the year the world ends. 

 

Perhaps you’ve heard there’s an election this year. From the incessant media coverage to the Super PAC attack ads, you’re probably ready for it all to be over with – even if 2012 is supposedly the year the world ends. 

March 7, 2012

Something isn’t right. I’m not used to this feeling, and I don’t trust it.

 

Something isn’t right. I’m not used to this feeling, and I don’t trust it. I’m ... relaxed. I’m remarkably calm despite the number of various senior year-related activities I need to be doing right now, as well as the whole “I need a job” thing looming over my head. But I think I can get through it all now, which is a big step for me. Where did I find this newfound tranquility? Well, it’s all due to the fact that I now know exactly what the collapse of global civilization will look like.

February 15, 2012

Believe it or not, there is more controversy over President Barak Obama’s health care plans. 

 

Believe it or not, there is more controversy over President Barak Obama’s health care plans. 

This past week, Obama announced that he has revised a rule concerning birth control and sterilization for employees of faith-based organizations. This revision basically says that if an employer is against providing birth control due to religious beliefs, then the employee seeking birth control can deal directly with the insurance company who must provide the birth control free of cost.  

February 13, 2012

 

In the Feb. 9 edition of The Daily Mississippian, Benjamin Lowery, a graduate English instructor, criticized my analysis of the Republican primary. Specifically, he took issue with my suggestion that candidates should lighten up on the negative campaigning and consider suspending their campaigns to unite around a single, solid conservative. More precisely, I was referring to Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), and I’m glad Mr. Lowery has given me the opportunity to articulate why Santorum is a deplorable choice for the GOP.

 

In the Feb. 9 edition of The Daily Mississippian, Benjamin Lowery, a graduate English instructor, criticized my analysis of the Republican primary. Specifically, he took issue with my suggestion that candidates should lighten up on the negative campaigning and consider suspending their campaigns to unite around a single, solid conservative. More precisely, I was referring to Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), and I’m glad Mr. Lowery has given me the opportunity to articulate why Santorum is a deplorable choice for the GOP.

February 6, 2012

As Mitt Romney claimed his third win of the primary season in Nevada Saturday night, the fight for the nomination continues — Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul have all pledged to stay in the race. But while Romney is pulling ahead of the rest of the pack, Republican voters need to question the relevance of the remaining candidates. 

 

As Mitt Romney claimed his third win of the primary season in Nevada Saturday night, the fight for the nomination continues — Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul have all pledged to stay in the race. But while Romney is pulling ahead of the rest of the pack, Republican voters need to question the relevance of the remaining candidates. 

February 1, 2012

The 2008 presidential election between Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama was purported to be about hope and change; the next president was going to change the status quo from a gridlocked Washington to a Washington that worked for the American people, rather than lobbyists and peddlers like Newt Gingrich, corporations and Wall Street. But the voters eventually got what they deserved. 

 

January 30, 2012

Voters take their issues pretty seriously. There are family values, the economy, the Constitution, taxes and personal freedom, just to name a few. This is largely why the Republican Party has surged in the past few years, and 2012 was supposed to shake things up even more.

 

Voters take their issues pretty seriously. There are family values, the economy, the Constitution, taxes and personal freedom, just to name a few. This is largely why the Republican Party has surged in the past few years, and 2012 was supposed to shake things up even more.

Despite all the force behind the GOP, it somehow chose incredibly unimpressive candidates. The party once known for the Reagan Revolution just doesn’t have much going for it. Sure, there’s the Tea Party, but we’re still paying for a decade and a half of bad decisions.

January 30, 2012

Voters take their issues pretty seriously. There are family values, the economy, the Constitution, taxes and personal freedom, just to name a few. This is largely why the Republican Party has surged in the past few years, and 2012 was supposed to shake things up even more.

 

Voters take their issues pretty seriously. There are family values, the economy, the Constitution, taxes and personal freedom, just to name a few. This is largely why the Republican Party has surged in the past few years, and 2012 was supposed to shake things up even more.

Despite all the force behind the GOP, it somehow chose incredibly unimpressive candidates. The party once known for the Reagan Revolution just doesn’t have much going for it. Sure, there’s the Tea Party, but we’re still paying for a decade and a half of bad decisions.

January 25, 2012

Thousands of protesters gathered Monday morning in Washington, D.C., for the annual march against Roe v. Wade. Naturally, the group was challenged by pro-choice activists at the march, and politicians wasted absolutely no time using this protest for campaigning.

 

Thousands of protesters gathered Monday morning in Washington, D.C., for the annual march against Roe v. Wade. Naturally, the group was challenged by pro-choice activists at the march, and politicians wasted absolutely no time using this protest for campaigning.

January 25, 2012

In 1990, Phil Bryant was elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives from the 59th District, becoming the first Republican ever elected from that district. In 2011, he was elected governor of the state of Mississippi. Bryant easily swept the 2011 election, as many expected, which many credit to the familiarity of his name. 

 

In 1990, Phil Bryant was elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives from the 59th District, becoming the first Republican ever elected from that district. In 2011, he was elected governor of the state of Mississippi. Bryant easily swept the 2011 election, as many expected, which many credit to the familiarity of his name. 

January 23, 2012

Of course I have to start the semester off with a bang. I tried writing about why I love spring semester so much more than fall semester, but it just wasn’t working out. The more I tried to write, the more I wanted to talk politics. It’s my thing; politics is my passion. 

 

Of course I have to start the semester off with a bang. I tried writing about why I love spring semester so much more than fall semester, but it just wasn’t working out. The more I tried to write, the more I wanted to talk politics. It’s my thing; politics is my passion. 

January 23, 2012

Of course I have to start the semester off with a bang. I tried writing about why I love spring semester so much more than fall semester, but it just wasn’t working out. The more I tried to write, the more I wanted to talk politics. It’s my thing; politics is my passion. 

 

Of course I have to start the semester off with a bang. I tried writing about why I love spring semester so much more than fall semester, but it just wasn’t working out. The more I tried to write, the more I wanted to talk politics. It’s my thing; politics is my passion. 

January 23, 2012

With his landslide victory in the South Carolina primary last week, Newt Gingrich rebounded from what seemed like a slowly dying campaign after hard losses in Iowa and New Hampshire. As former Speaker Gingrich is once again the national frontrunner, Republican voters should investigate his record and ask themselves if he is truly representative of the Republican Party.

 

With his landslide victory in the South Carolina primary last week, Newt Gingrich rebounded from what seemed like a slowly dying campaign after hard losses in Iowa and New Hampshire. As former Speaker Gingrich is once again the national frontrunner, Republican voters should investigate his record and ask themselves if he is truly representative of the Republican Party.