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Obama goes viral, conservatives sickened


President Barack Obama made headlines Tuesday when he appeared for a short mock interview on comedian Zach Galifianakis’ web series “Between Two Ferns,” taking the opportunity to promote the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, the health care law that was the signature legislative accomplishment of his first term. Both Obama and Galifianakis took joking shots […]

Congress must close Guantanamo


Opponents of Guantanamo Bay, the high-security detainment facility in Cuba used to house detainees believed to be connected with the War on Terror, decry the prison as a violation of civil rights and an  unignorable failure of justice. A report released last week by the Government Accountability Office indicated that U.S. prisons could safely absorb […]

CNN should answer for its inappropriate hormones story


After seven hours of backlash Wednesday, CNN took down an online article suggesting a relationship between women’s hormones and their voting patterns. While the story was both offensive and scientifically unsound, CNN should not have removed it. The network should own up to all of the news it posts—even poor stories—in order to maintain its […]

Symposium’s call for non-partisanship is essential


From brutal campaign ads to personal attacks to the not-so-friendly moniker Barrack Hussein, the battlefield of politics has been particularly nasty in recent years. Such nastiness is rooted in rigid partisanship, which has contributed to an endemic inability of lawmakers of different parties to work with one another. In the midst of this national fiasco, […]