Politics

Christie’s scandal will be water under the bridge

Christie’s scandal will be water under the bridge

January 16, 2014 at 10:27 pm 1 comment

The media is blowing this story of political nastiness way out of proportion.

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NSA more useful than you realize

NSA more useful than you realize

August 25, 2013 at 11:33 pm 0 comments

Continued focus on the NSA’s faults rather than its protections could very well be weakening America’s perceived strength in its fight against terrorism.

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The importance of ideological consistency

The importance of ideological consistency

August 25, 2013 at 11:19 pm 0 comments

If the shoe was on the other foot, would your opinion on an issue still be the same? If not, rethink your argument.

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Congressional gridlock keeps us free

Congressional gridlock keeps us free

August 20, 2013 at 10:27 pm 0 comments

Congress isn’t supposed to be able to quickly churn out every bill that gets proposed. The founders wanted to create gridlock so that only the important bills could get passed, and the current Congress is doing exactly what it was meant to.

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This 2008 picture taken in Sacramento, Calif. shows the opposing views on Proposition 8.

Prop 8 reaches Supreme Court

March 26, 2013 at 12:00 am 0 comments

This 2008 picture taken in Sacramento, Calif. shows the opposing views on Proposition 8. (Courtesy of AP) Arguments for and against California’s Proposition 8, the legislation that banned same-sex marriage in one of the nation’s most liberal states, were heard by the Supreme Court Tuesday. Theodore Olson, the lawyer representing […]

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The Princeton Review released an annual report on the LGBT-friendliness of American universities and colleges.

Public policy institute in Bush center causes mixed reactions on campus

March 7, 2013 at 12:00 am 0 comments

The George W. Bush Presidential Center will include a library, museum and public policy institute. (Rebecca Keay / The Daily Campus) With the official dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center taking place next month, much of SMU and the surrounding Dallas community have turned its attention to the […]

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Obama delivers State of the Union

February 13, 2013 at 12:00 am 0 comments

President Barack Obama, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, gives his State of the Union address. (Courtesy of AP) President Obama delivered his State of the Union address Tuesday night, setting the tone with a quote from John F. Kennedy’s address decades earlier: […]

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We must always question

Clinton resilient in Senate Benghazi hearing

January 24, 2013 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke to the Senate Wednesday. (Courtesy of AP) Secretary of Defense Hillary Clinton sat before the Republican Senate Wednesday for her hearing on the Sept. 11 Benghazi terrorist attack that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three others. In an interview for commentary on the […]

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Inauguration date highlights MLK, LBJ achievements

Inauguration date highlights MLK, LBJ achievements

January 23, 2013 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Ambassador James R. Jones was Lyndon Johnson’s Chief of Staff. (Courtesy of AP) The second inauguration of President Barack Obama officially wrapped up Jan. 21, which also happened to be Martin Luther King Jr. day. It also happened to be the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” […]

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President Obama sworn in for second term

President Obama sworn in for second term

January 23, 2013 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Fifty years ago Martin Luther King, Jr. stood on the steps of the Capitol and proclaimed to millions of people, “Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!” On Monday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the first African American President Barack Obama was inaugurated […]

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