Category Archives: Articles for Volume 3, Issue 1, Fall 2009

Articles for Volume 3, Issue 1, Fall 2009

From Politics to Policy: The “Change” from “Hope” to Somber Reality

By Gregory Hirshman President Obama came to office promising to transcend politics and to fix our economy.  Unfortunately, thus far he has failed at both.  At inauguration, he enjoyed an approval rating of almost 70%.  The vast majority of Americans … Continue reading

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The Fight for Universal Health Care

By Ashley Menzies President Obama’s relentless push for health care reform has sparked a bitter debate with protests and angry, sometimes even violent, town hall meetings. While Republicans are in strong opposition to providing a public option for health care, … Continue reading

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Stanford’s Color-Conscience Core

By Claire Stevens  During my time as a student at Stanford, I have observed that there is a constant emphasis on race. Whether it is a course listed in the Stanford bulletin, a campus advertisement for an event held by … Continue reading

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Snaky Senators

By James Darmody If you went out into the streets tomorrow and asked random person to identify Sonia Sotomayor, chances are that a good number of them would correctly identify her as a Supreme Court justice.  Chances also are that … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two States

By Jimmy Threatt The economic crisis gripping America has brought to the forefront of the political debate the argument concerning how much a government should tax and spend.  This spirited debate is often caught in the middle of political arguments … Continue reading

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Less Government = Better Health Care

By Dakin Sloss For months political discourse has focused on healthcare reform, which most people recognize as a dire necessity, but in order to identify the best reforms one must first realize precisely why America’s healthcare system requires change. Analysis … Continue reading

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Tea Party Anyone?

By Robert Quast What is the American dream?  America is a place where anyone with any background or upbringing can become a successful person.  Americans have been realizing this dream for decades, but with the current trend of extreme spending … Continue reading

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