Politics

Kasich’s Hidden Extreme Agenda

The 2016 presidential cycle has, so far, seen Republican candidate after Republican candidate trying to out-right and out-extreme one another. With Donald Trump suggesting registering Muslims in a database and calling all Mexican immigrants “rapists,” and Marco Rubio refusing to admit that the issue of gay marriage is settled, despite the Supreme Court ruling otherwise, […]

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Politics

Crazy for Cruz

With Governor Jeb Bush floundering and Donald Trump leading the pack for the GOP nomination, many commentators have been fairly bullish on Senator Marco Rubio’s chances of winning the nomination. As oftentimes happens, commentators try to find patterns despite the chaos. In previous races, the contest has broken off into two lanes, one in which […]

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Health, Politics

How Policy Will Trip Up Outsiders Like Carson and Trump

Policy wonks often grumble about the negligible role policy plays in the election process. Events like debates and speeches do little to encourage candidates to talk in detail about their policy proposals or give voters the tools to judge which proposals are most effective. The 2016 Republican primary may signify the low point of policy’s […]

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Gender, Politics

The Era of Mad Men and the GOP’s Congressional War on Women

The year is 1961 and the House of Representatives’ “Old Boys Club” is in full force. The pervasive paternalistic attitude causes women to not be treated as equal to their male counterparts, and they are often disrespected. Despite ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920, which gave women the right to vote, six states still […]

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