Politics and Opinions

Do women vote for women?

Politics, Politics and Opinions May 26, 2014 at 2:57 am 0 comments

Current evidence suggests that female candidates cannot automatically count on women’s votes. Several high-profile women from both major parties have lost races because they ultimately lost the women’s vote. In 2010, Republican Meg Whitman lost women to Democrat Jerry Brown by 17 points when she ran for governor of California.Read More

Opinion: Democracy to the highest bidder

Opinions, Politics and Opinions May 26, 2014 at 2:52 am 0 comments

Have you ever gotten an expensive gift from someone that you didn’t know very well? Maybe you loved it, but getting a lavish gift may have also made you at least a little nervous. Why did the giver feel that they needed to get you item X, and what areRead More

Kremlin puts pressure on Ukraine to give in

Politics, Politics and Opinions May 26, 2014 at 2:49 am 0 comments

Armed pro-Russian forces seized government buildings in eastern Ukraine in moves reminiscent of the events preceding Russia’s annexation of Crimea, Reuters reports. Kiev called this an “act of aggression by Russia.” The West accused Russia of destabilizing the region as an excuse to send in troops. White House National SecurityRead More

R-MC students attend Q&A with ex-PM Brown

R-MC students attend Q&A with ex-PM Brown

Politics, Politics and Opinions May 26, 2014 at 2:44 am 0 comments

Gordon Brown is the United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education and a Member of Parliament for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath. He is chair of the Policy and Initiatives Board of the World Economic Forum and also serves as a Global Fellow of New York University as well as the ChancellorRead More

SCOTUS strikes campaign donation limit

Politics, Politics and Opinions May 26, 2014 at 2:40 am 0 comments

Recently, the Supreme Court saw a case that would affect campaign financing in America. On April 2 the Court met to either strike down or continue to approve the decades-old cap on individual campaign contribution amounts. The Court ruled there should be no limit to how much an individual canRead More