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Nancy Reagan passes away at 94 years old

Politics, Politics and Opinions April 21, 2016 at 10:23 pm 0 comments

Nancy Reagan is quoted as having once said, “My life began when I met my husband.” Throughout Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan’s time as President and First Lady, it became clear that the two constituted a collective that was as emotionally and spiritually powerful as it was politically moving. AsRead More

OpEd: Bailing out John McGraw?

Opinions, Politics and Opinions April 21, 2016 at 10:22 pm 0 comments

Angry protesters, and consequently, occasional interruptions and disruptions, are faced by virtually every presidential candidate in some measure or another, simply due to the fact that, as the old adage goes, “you can’t please everyone.” Whereas most presidential candidates in the 2016 election have taken such instances in stride, itRead More

On the campaign trail: Super Tuesday

Politics, Politics and Opinions March 22, 2016 at 9:25 pm 0 comments

As the name certainly suggests, Super Tuesday is a big day in the American political system, and the results of Tuesday’s primaries are certain to affect the terrain on the 2016 campaign trail. On the first of March, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, and Virginia allRead More

Georgia state senate passes house bill 757

Politics, Politics and Opinions March 22, 2016 at 9:23 pm 0 comments

The state of Georgia recently became the latest addition in a trend that has come to characterize the frantic efforts of many state legislatures following The Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling on June 26, 2015. Georgia’s House Bill 757, which passed after extensive debate in the Senate by a marginRead More

Senior Spotlight: Austin Wash

Features, Senior Spotlights March 22, 2016 at 9:12 pm 0 comments

One of the greatest things about The Yellow Jacket newspaper is the incredibly talented and hardworking staff, which includes senior Austin Wash. Throughout his years at Randolph-Macon, Wash has participated in several organizations on campus. Previously, Wash served as the Sophomore Class Senator for SGA. In addition, he spent timeRead More

GOP candidates clash in Feb. 13 debate

Politics, Politics and Opinions March 22, 2016 at 8:57 pm 0 comments

Taking place only hours after news had broken of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death, it was not surprising that the matter of his replacement began the most recent GOP debate in South Carolina. Given that the Republican Debate began with this matter, it was also not surprising that theRead More

Justice Antonin Scalia dies at age 79

Politics, Politics and Opinions March 22, 2016 at 8:55 pm 0 comments

In the wake of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death on February 13, 2016, President Obama solemnly observed, “He will no doubt be remembered as one of the most consequential judges and thinkers to serve on the Supreme Court. Justice Scalia dedicated his life to the cornerstone of our democracy:Read More

Donald Trump hosts Saturday Night Live

Politics, Politics and Opinions January 2, 2016 at 11:45 pm 0 comments

George Pataki, a candidate for the Republican nomination who is currently averaging only about 1% in the polls, responded to Donald Trump’s recent appearance on Saturday Night Live by submitting an equal air time request to NBC on Friday, November 13. Pataki’s letter to NBC, on the basis of FCCRead More

Meet the Candidate: Rand Paul (R)

Meet the Candidate: Rand Paul (R)

Politics, Politics and Opinions January 2, 2016 at 5:14 am 0 comments

One of the most memorable moments for Rand Paul in the second Republican Debate at the Reagan Library would unfortunately have to be Donald Trump’s rather flagrant criticism of his physical appearance. Trump’s remarks carelessly emerged not long after he made a similar jab at Carly Fiorina, saying, “Look atRead More

Pope Francis addresses a joint congress

Pope Francis addresses a joint congress

Politics, Politics and Opinions October 21, 2015 at 5:56 pm 0 comments

Many people made more of a fuss, perhaps, over the Pope’s polite refusal of lunch with the United States’ foremost political figures than they did over the content of his address to Congress. Others, however, accurately noted that his prior obligation to lunch with the homeless instead of politicians wasRead More