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Letters to the editor


Tax policy numbers don’t lie Though both candidates have claimed roles as champions of the middle class in the recent presidential debates, I thought we better look at the facts hidden in both parties’ tax policy plans. The Democratic plan extends all the current income tax rates except for the top individual rate. In other […]

Live blog transcript: third presidential debate


5:51 The Daily Trojan’s Editorial Director, Elena Kadvany, and opinion columnist Sarah Cueva will be live blogging the third presidential debate from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Elena will take a more liberal perspective, and Sarah a conservative one. Check the DT website and Twitter (@dailytrojan) for live updates! 6:08 SC: Moderator Bob Schaiffer starts off […]

Body language is important in presidential debates


Following two presidential debates, Governor Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama have been scrutinized not only for what they have said, but how they have said it. This does not refer merely to tone or volume; American viewers also take cues from a candidate’s facial expressions, movement and posture. Body language is not without significance […]

What are the biggest misconceptions about the candidates?


During Tuesday’s presidential debate, audience member Barry Green raised a unique question: As we approach the election, what are the biggest misconceptions associated with each candidate? Neither candidate broke any new ground — they used Green’s question as an opportunity to reiterate some of their central campaign points — but the question remains relevant, particularly […]

Students deserve more attention


“Mr. President, Governor Romney, as a 20-year-old college student, all I hear from professors, neighbors and others is that when I graduate, I will have little chance to get employment. Can — what can you say to reassure me, but more importantly my parents, that I will be able to sufficiently support myself after I […]