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November 12, 2012

The Christian Science Monitor of Nov. 7 reported that youth voters once again influenced the outcome of the presidential election.

The Christian Science Monitor of Nov. 7 reported that youth voters once again influenced the outcome of the presidential election.

Citing data from the National Exit Poll, The Monitor reported that millennials aged 18 to 29 made up 19 percent of the electorate in this election cycle, up one percentage point from 2008, which was already a record-breaking youth vote turnout.

President Obama, again, won the support of young voters; The Monitor reports he carried 60 percent of millennial voters compared to the 37 percent who favored Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

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

 
In a column a few months ago, I wrote in favor of the National Popular Vote movement that would change the winner-take-all system that America currently uses to a system that uses the popular vote. As Election Day nears, the need for a change in the current system is amplified.

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 20, 2012

 
American culture centers on the belief that we as citizens have a voice, particularly through voting. We pride ourselves on the fact that we have free elections that are guaranteed and protected by the Constitution, a freedom that far too many countries do not enjoy.
However, how much does your vote really count?

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. 

 

September 26, 2011

The tools and tricks of modern technology like the Internet, Facebook, email, texting and Twitter have created platforms upon which we can reach entire social networks in seconds, with only a few clicks of a mouse.
We can communicate, comment and share information like never before, with an ease that many of us take for granted.
Beyond making it socially acceptable for us to share the miscellaneous details of our daily lives through a status update or tweet, networking tools have proven revolutionary when it comes to organization, especially in politics.

June 13, 2011

The three-year wait for Sarah Palin’s emails came to a close on Friday when the State of Alaska released 24,199 pages to awaiting journalists in Juneau. 

The request for Palin’s emails dates back to Sept. 8, 2008, only ten days after McCain chose Palin as his running mate. Mother Jones, a liberal news magazine that won the 2010 National Magazine Award for General Excellence, was the first to request that “all emails sent and received by” Palin during her term as governor be released. 

June 7, 2011

 

I’ve discovered you either love Sarah Palin, or you don’t. There is no in between. Whether she’s enforcing America’s need to stand with our allies the “North” Koreans, or creating new words for the English language “refudiate,” the Tea Party conservative certainly knows how to keep herself and the movement in the news. 

Unfortunately, in her case, that’s not always a good thing.

April 27, 2011

Barack Obama is respected for his scholarly knowledge of the Constitution, but apparently our nation’s founding document is nothing more than a piece of paper to the man.

Barack Obama is respected for his scholarly knowledge of the Constitution, but apparently our nation’s founding document is nothing more than a piece of paper to the man.

Our president blatantly ignores the backbone of American law to serve an agenda destroying the country as we know it. Obama’s negligence with our sovereignty and liberty is reason to enrage both republicans and democrats, and for that matter, anyone else who claims to have an ounce of patriotism.

November 8, 2010

This week former President George W. Bush releases his highly-anticipated memoir, “Decision Points.” 

 

This week former President George W. Bush releases his highly-anticipated memoir, “Decision Points.” 

 

November 4, 2010

1 - Witchcraft Can’t Save You: Apparently, Christine O’Donnell took last week’s Top Ten article a little too seriously. And by “a little too seriously,” I mean she took it seriously at all. Various besmirching ads accused the Senate nominee of dabbling in the dark arts early in her life. She swore she did no such activities, and this election definitely proved one thing: she totally didn’t do it correctly. Great job, O’Donnell, you’re not a senator, and now you also have angry demons on your tail.

 

November 4, 2010

The midterm elections are finally over. 

 

The midterm elections are finally over. 

 

April 26, 2010

Politics, they say, can be tough-- but that’s what makes it interesting.

 

Politics, they say, can be tough-- but that’s what makes it interesting.