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The United States Still Has a Long Way to Go

As many of us know from the countless ads on TV, sound bites on the news, and articles on the internet, we live in a time of record wealth and income inequality. Income Inequality What is not commonly known is that the reality of income inequality is far worse than our perception of the problem. […]

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Colorado Caucus Provides Unnecessary Dramatics to Election Process

My preconception of the caucus process was that it was a more democratic way of specifying your presidential preference. What I found after caucusing for the first time was that the caucus is a wholly disorganized process where few people know what’s going on. In effect, I strongly believe that Colorado should go with a […]

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Imagining a World with Donald Trump as President

Imagine on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 that the man taking the oath of office is Donald Trump. Before you ask yourself how in the world America let that happen, let’s take a while to think about what a Trump presidency could look like and what that would mean for America. We’ll take a look at […]

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Sanders’ Proposed Medicare Plan

On Jan. 17, just a few hours before the fourth Democratic Debate, Presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders released details of his universal health care through a Medicare for All system. As a fundamental part of his message, he asserts his beliefs that healthcare should be a right and that no one should go bankrupt from […]

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Citizens United cheapens basic ideals of democracy

In 2010, the Supreme Court decided the landmark case Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, commonly known as Citizens United. This case overturned previous precedents and set a new one in American politics regarding campaign finance law. It further reinforced the idea of corporate personhood and recognized protection of corporate-funded free speech under the First […]

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Citizens Need to Exercise the Fundamental Concept of Democracy: The Vote

We tell ourselves the political system is broken, but, is it really? There’s a famous quote, whose origin is unknown, that says, “decisions are made by those who show up.” When we take a look at voter turnout, the largest voting bloc is the 45 and older group. They show up, they get to make […]

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New Approach Must be Taken to Combat Gun Violence

A month ago in Oregon, a mass shooting on a college campus was the catalyst that reignited the conversation regarding gun control. In the end, it is usually only empty rhetoric about what we should do, but there are the few times that reforms are actually enacted. This was the case in Colorado following the […]

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Boehner’s Resignation Signals Victory for Tea Party

John Boehner is the first Speaker of the House to willingly leave the position since Thomas O’Neill, Jr. in 1987. He announced on September 25th that he will resign as Speaker on October 30th. This marks the end of an era in Congress, as it signals the high-water mark of the Republican Party. Boehner’s resignation […]