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Senator Kaine attends open forum at R-MC

Senator Kaine attends open forum at R-MC

Politics, Politics and Opinions October 19, 2014 at 2:59 am 0 comments

On Sept. 22, Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) visited a political science class at Randolph-Macon and then appeared at a question and answer session later that morning at Birdsong Café. Kaine was eager to share some of his experiences in the Senate with R-MC students after being elected in 2012, andRead More

Interview with candidate James Carr

Politics, Politics and Opinions September 28, 2014 at 5:26 pm 0 comments

James Carr is running as a Libertarian candidate in Virginia’s 7th district. He gradu­ated from William and Mary in 2000 and attained a BBA in business finance. After managing a rock band for a few years, he has had experience in the defense contract­ing industry as a senior cost analystRead More

College excludes Carr from Oct. 28 debate

College excludes Carr from Oct. 28 debate

Politics, Politics and Opinions September 28, 2014 at 5:20 pm 0 comments

Randolph-Macon College will host a debate between two of the candidates for the House of Representatives for Virginia’s 7th district on Oct. 28. The third, Libertarian James Carr, was excluded based on eligibility requirements developed for the debate by Banner Public Affairs, a private communica­tions firm based in Washington, D.C.Read More

R-MC students engage with campaigns of professors David Brat and Jack Trammell

R-MC students engage with campaigns of professors David Brat and Jack Trammell

Politics, Politics and Opinions September 11, 2014 at 11:15 pm 0 comments

This fall, students at Randolph-Macon College have found themselves under a political spotlight of an unprecedented scope. Several students have thrown their hats into the political arena to gain valuable experience helping the candidate of their choice. Two R-MC professors, Dr. David Brat, Professor of Economics, and Dr. Jack Trammell,Read More

Defining ISIS: a complex organization

Politics, Politics and Opinions September 11, 2014 at 7:01 pm 0 comments

Western states have been scrambling recently to respond to the perceived threat of the Sunni militant group, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), also translated as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The group currently has an estimated 30,000 militants in Iraq and 50,000 inRead More

Opinion: Georgia’s “guns everywhere” bill is insane, reflects the influence of gun lobby

Opinion: Georgia’s “guns everywhere” bill is insane, reflects the influence of gun lobby

Opinions, Politics and Opinions August 18, 2014 at 9:56 pm 0 comments

Few would question that an overwhelming number of people in the American South love their guns. Conservative districts in the South can often turn into shouting matches for politicians to see which one can proclaim a greater love for the second amendment. A law recently passed in Georgia, however, stepsRead More

In Schuette case, Supreme Court addresses affirmative action in MI’s state universities

In Schuette case, Supreme Court addresses affirmative action in MI’s state universities

Politics, Politics and Opinions August 18, 2014 at 9:46 pm 0 comments

On April 22, the Supreme Court upheld an amendment to Michigan’s constitution prohibiting state universities from considering race as a factor in the admissions process. In a 6-2 decision, the court held that Michigan’s amendment did not violate the equal protection clause of the Constitution’s Fourteenth amendment. Justice Elena KaganRead More

Professor Dave Brat recently stunned the nation with his win over Eric Cantor. Next November, he will face fellow professor Jack Trammell. Photo  credit to the National Review.

Trammell and Brat’s competition for VA-7’s House seat inspires R-MC students

Politics and Opinions June 23, 2014 at 4:25 pm 0 comments

Randolph-Macon economics professor Dr. David Brat found himself in the national media spotlight on June 10 when he defeated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the Republican primary contest in Virginia’s 7th District. Brat’s victory over Cantor left little doubt that some of VA 7’s residents were looking for change,Read More

Rice rescinds invitation to speak at Rutgers U

Rice rescinds invitation to speak at Rutgers U

Politics, Politics and Opinions May 30, 2014 at 2:21 am 0 comments

After being scheduled to speak at Rutgers University for commencement, former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice rescinded her invitation to speak after Rutgers students protested her appearance, CNN reported. Rutgers students expressed concerns over having Rice speak because of her involvement with the war in Iraq. “Rice signed offRead More

April 2014 jobs numbers

April 2014 jobs numbers

Politics, Politics and Opinions May 30, 2014 at 2:13 am 0 comments

In April, the U.S. economy added 288,000 jobs, the highest number of jobs added in any month in the past two years, Fox News reported. Along with the jobs added, unemployment also ticked down to 6.3 percent from 6.7 percent, although part of this decrease can be accounted for byRead More