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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

Putin honors 300+ pro-Russian journalists

Putin honors 300+ pro-Russian journalists

Politics, Politics and Opinions August 18, 2014 at 9:53 pm 0 comments

On April 22, Russian President Vladimir Putin honored over 300 TV, print and radio journalists for “objective coverage” of the Ukraine crisis, Kyiv Post and Reuters reported. Their true objectivity is thrown into question by the sheer amount of propaganda abounding in Russian media, and by the fact that theRead More

Uninsured rate drops to lowest since 2008

Uninsured rate drops to lowest since 2008

Politics, Politics and Opinions August 18, 2014 at 9:49 pm 0 comments

A Gallup poll reported the population of uninsured Americans has dropped to 13.4 percent, the lowest since 2008. Gallup and the Obama administration credit the Affordable Care Act. More than eight million have signed up for insurance through Obamacare online exchanges, NBC News reported. “The uninsured rate peaked at 18Read 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

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

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