Archive for the ‘Presidential Elections’ Category

Dear Students, I write this unofficially, as really I have no official ‘voice’ either for the department or the university, but there are some things coming from the recent election that really need to be said. Frankly, if I were many of you, I’d be feeling a bit scared right now. The President Presumptive (amazingly, […]

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I stand proudly with what I said about my vote on Election Day, and I refuse to believe that we live in a country where most people do not share these underlying views. (In fact, it appears that by the popular vote, a majority share not only the views, but the vote.) I believe that […]

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As has been widely reported, blowhard and presidential candidate Donald Trump has belittled John McCain’s (R, AZ) (Silver Star, Legion of Merit With Combat Distinguishing Device and one star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star with Combat Distinguishing Device and two stars, Purple Heart with one star, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal with one star and numeral ‘2’, […]

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Rick Perry has recently announced that he is running for the Republican nomination in the 2016 Presidential election. Here are three reasons to vote for him: You believe that the only way to create jobs is to win the race to the bottom for worker rights, protections, and pay. You believe that breathable air is a luxury […]

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Dear President Obama, Congratulations on your re-election! I was happy and relieved to see that the election went your way. I was pleasantly surprised by your margin in the Electoral College. All-in-all, it appears to be a good day for liberals: You were re-elected. The Democratic majority in the Senate has been expanded. Elizabeth Warren […]

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Presidential elections bring out more discussions than usual about tax policy and class, and candidates talk about protecting/growing/expanding/supporting the middle class. Of course, when politicians talk about the middle class, they don’t want to leave anyone out, so they refer to it as broadly as they can, so you have absurdities like this: Now, my […]

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In less than a month, it is possible that the Vice President-elect will be a man who has proposed replacing traditional Medicare with a premium support program (often referred to as vouchers). Congressman Ryan claims that this move is necessary in order to stabilize Medicare expenditures and extend the program’s life. What people don’t realize […]

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