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November 7, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp in the middle class dreams of millions. In victory, he confidently promised better days ahead.

 
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp in the middle class dreams of millions. In victory, he confidently promised better days ahead.

November 2, 2012

The 2012 presidential election is less than a week away, and the deciding factor could once again be the youth vote.

The 2012 presidential election is less than a week away, and the deciding factor could once again be the youth vote.

Some students at Ole Miss are aware of each candidate's positions and strengths, but they are still in the process of deciding for whom they will vote, based on different aspects of the candidates' platforms.

Freshman theatre major Jasmine Hawkins, focusing on social issues, said she finds herself agreeing with President Obama’s open stance more than with that of Gov. Mitt Romney.

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 29, 2012

We celebrate the 50th anniversary of integration at Ole Miss this year. This anniversary happens to take place four years after the nation watched the man who would become the first black president debate his opponent right here in Oxford. We should all take a moment to appreciate just how far our nation and community have come.
We’ve evolved dramatically in the past several decades but the growth has not come without pains. This university had to endure riots, tens of thousands of National Guard soldiers and the loss of two lives before accepting integration.

October 24, 2012

Hopefully, many of you watched this year’s series of presidential debates on television. I have not been able to catch all of them; however, I have seen the majority, including the vice presidential debate. One facet of every evening that caught my eye was the lack of civility the candidates had towards one another and towards the moderator.

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.

October 17, 2012

The presidential candidates stressed their concern for young voters during Tuesday night’s debate.

The presidential candidates stressed their concern for young voters during Tuesday night’s debate.

President Obama and Republican presidential nomi- nee Mitt Romney discussed many concerns on the nation’s mind, focusing on struggles and possibilities that college students have ahead, during the second presidential debate in New York.

Candy Crowley from CNN, who moderated the debate, introduced the young, male college student who posed the first question.

He expressed a concern that is on the minds of all college students: employment opportunities after graduation.

October 4, 2012

The Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics opened its doors to the public Wednesday night for a viewing of the first presidential debate of 2012, which was broadcast live from the University of Denver.

The Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics opened its doors to the public Wednesday night for a viewing of the first presidential debate of 2012, which was broadcast live from the University of Denver.
The night began with assorted food and beverages in the Overby Center lobby, as the close to 80 attendees socialized before the debate between presidential candidates President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

September 5, 2012

In 1846, Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard took a survey of his surroundings and decided to offer a critique of the spirit of his age: “Ours is the age of advertisement and publicity,” he wrote. “Nothing ever happens, but there is immediate publicity everywhere.”
Obviously 1846 is long gone, but with the advent of radio, television and the Internet, the above critique is as relevant as ever:  When all is said and done, more is always said than done.

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

“If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut the whole thing down.”

August 22, 2012

My name is Jay Nogami, and I am a socialist.
Some of you may already know me well, as I have been writing for The Daily Mississippian for a year. For those of you new on campus, welcome. Please don’t skip straight over my columns, as I do my best to work within the confines of our decidedly capitalistic society.

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.

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.

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. 

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 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. 

November 14, 2011

What is the GOP doing to bring in Latino voters? 

 

As I was walking around campus this week, I saw a student wearing a t-shirt that said “God Bless Arizona.” He was applauding Arizona for its controversial immigration law that was signed by Governor Jan Brewer last year. 

It is considered the most anti-illegal immigrant measure passed in recent history, partly due to the legislation’s allowance of racial profiling, which was recently ruled unconstitutional. 

November 8, 2011

Who's leading the GOP packing? 

 

It’s not too early to conclude that Mitt Romney is will be the eventual Republican nominee for President of the United States. 

August 30, 2011

Poise, charisma, substance and electability.

These are four essential qualities any successful presidential candidate must have. In the primary for the 2012 Republican nomination of president, only one candidate has these attributes. That candidate is former governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney.