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Our Elections and Presidential Selection

Our Elections and Presidential Selection

I remember sitting in my presidential theory class during my junior year of college… the discussions were lively, the materials stimulating, and the jokes acerbic (is there any other way?). Aside from analyzing Machiavelli and paying homage to Lincoln, I started thinking hard about our current presidential system, and years later, I still haven’t been…

Young People: Don't Vote… No, really… don't

Young People: Don't Vote… No, really… don't

My friend, Emily, who is working with a bunch of different youth vote groups who are doing work around the election in Washington D.C., recently alerted me to a segment on the youth vote from ABC’s 20/20. Although I feel that 20/20 has gone down hill in recent years, I do have fond memories of…

Palin Around (with Terrorists)

Palin Around (with Terrorists)

“Our opponent … is someone who sees America, it seems, as being so imperfect, imperfect enough, that he’s pallin’ around with terrorists who would target their own country,” Palin said at a fundraising events in Englewood, Colo. She repeated the line twice more that the day. She said she was speaking in reference to an…