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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.

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.

September 5, 2012

Since President Obama is in the midst of election mode, he has amped up his attacks on the rich in order to pander to lower-income voters. The president continues to call for an expiration of the Bush tax cuts for those who make over $250,000.
While that is more than what the vast majority of Americans make, it is a far cry from his fight to raise taxes on the millionaires and billionaires only. According to the IRS, 2.7 million Americans earn more than $250,000 a year, but only one-tenth of those make more than $1 million.

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.

August 22, 2012

Maybe privacy is overrated. Maybe asking someone if you can use their personal opinions as endorsements is just a common courtesy that’s outdated in this digital and technological world that we now live in.
And maybe Republican Todd Akin will be the keynote speaker at the next National Organization for Women’s conference too. Right after Akin congratulates Joe Biden on shooing himself and President Obama right back into the White House with his winning speech at a recent Virginia rally.

March 2, 2012

The University of Mississippi Moneythink chapter is votes away from becoming one of the winners of the Campus Champion of Change Challenge, a contest created by the White House.

 

The University of Mississippi Moneythink chapter is votes away from becoming one of the winners of the Campus Champion of Change Challenge, a contest created by the White House.

Moneythink was one of 1,400 clubs that applied for the contest and is now in the top 15. 

Voting is held online at www.campuschallenge.uservoice.com and the five clubs with the most votes will be recognized as champions by President Barack Obama. 

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 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. 

 

November 16, 2011

Are you lying about anything online? 

 

Be honest, have you really read and loved the entire works of Dostoevsky in the original Russian? Do you really celebrate the entire catalogue of Woody Allen’s early works? If you’re lying about anything in an online profile, it could soon be a criminal offense if the White House gets its way.

November 2, 2011

Is the U.S. government setting itself up for failure with Obama's new student loan plan? 

 

We live in an age of irresponsibility.

It appears that no one seems to take the blame when things go wrong, and everyone feels entitled to something.

Life costs money. We have to pay for living arrangements, food, insurance and, of course, taxes. A paycheck of “X” dollars can only go so far. So, when you add debt into the equation, “X” is worth even less. 

Some people take out loans to help pay for these things while in college.

July 1, 2011

 

President Barack Obama is holding the first-ever town hall Q&A session with Americans via the social network Twitter on July 6. 

I for one, am very interested in the leader of our country’s attempt at intertwining social networking with government business. I don’t think I have any real problems with it; after all, the president held a Facebook town hall in April and successfully used the site during his 2008 campaign. 

May 3, 2011

I was putting the final touches on my column for next week Sunday night when I heard the news. Osama bin Laden, the man our country has been searching for near on a decade, is dead.

Well, so much for  that column. I saved the document onto the hard drive of my computer, opened a blank page in Word and began writing the column you see before you today.

May 1, 2011

Donald Trump finally got the roasting he deserved at Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ dinner.

Comedian Seth Meyers said, “Donald Trumps often appears on Fox, which is ironic because a fox often appears on his head!”

The dinner, which was a gathering of big name D.C. reporters, politicians and celebrities, blasted Trump on nearly every aspect of his life, which is well-deserved.

April 24, 2011

Once upon time, a U.S. president realized that American corporations were running rampant, unchecked and largely outside the jurisdiction of the government.

Once upon time, a U.S. president realized that American corporations were running rampant, unchecked and largely outside the jurisdiction of the government.

Seeing that this needed to be dealt with, he swiftly reigned in businesses with a number of tax reforms to force them to pay what they truly owed their government.

While it was by no means perfect, it was certainly a step in the right direction, and it helped curb the unfair practices that previously benefited solely the wealthiest minority.

February 23, 2011

According to the Pittsburg Post-Gazette, President Obama’s job approval rating has gradually climbed higher since 2010.

According to the Pittsburg Post-Gazette, President Obama’s job approval rating has gradually climbed higher since 2010.

The statistics do not surprise me when compared to the 2009 ratings when things were looking bleak for the president.

This gives me proof for my theory: We should not judge a president by his first two years of presidency.

Don’t get me wrong, we should judge how much work he puts into the bills he wants to get passed, but the progress of those bills cannot be judged in the short-term.

December 2, 2010

The Mississippi Minerals Research Institute (MRI) at Ole Miss continues their research and mapping of potential mineral areas and fault areas in Northeast Mississippi. 

 

The Mississippi Minerals Research Institute (MRI) at Ole Miss continues their research and mapping of potential mineral areas and fault areas in Northeast Mississippi. 

 

September 23, 2010

1) Anything involving Glenn Beck: Washington is just rally-happy this year. A week or so ago, that paranoid Mr. Potato Head we all know and love, Glenn Beck, led his 9/12 march on Washington. Once there, he proceeded to go over his plans for the future of America, which I think included, but were not limited to: mandatory yelling at all times, daily crying sessions and covering your eyes and ears while shouting, “La la la la!” whenever minorities pass by. His speeches are like a Mad-Lib of political terms, so I’m a-okay with letting him grace Capitol Hill any time.

 

September 17, 2010

If there is any such thing as a sure bet this year, it is that the 112th Congress that will convene in January 2011 will be led by Republicans.

 

If there is any such thing as a sure bet this year, it is that the 112th Congress that will convene in January 2011 will be led by Republicans.

 

July 27, 2010

Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the United States of America and the commercial space industry. Unfortunately, we are far away from zipping around the galaxy in futuristic spacecraft. However, we are entering a new frontier in our journey to space, one of a private space travel industry.

 

Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the United States of America and the commercial space industry. Unfortunately, we are far away from zipping around the galaxy in futuristic spacecraft. However, we are entering a new frontier in our journey to space, one of a private space travel industry.

 

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.