Politics

The Self-Limiting Senate

By Eden Iscil — In a political era known for its toxic partisanship, substandard bills, and restrictive legislative process tightly controlled by leadership, to argue that complex Senate rules somehow produce the opposite is nonsensical and far removed from reality.

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Politics

America Needs a New Progressive Era to Restore Democracy

by Ryan Fisher, resident editor Public confidence in the federal government has reached historic lows. Only 20 percent of Americans trust the government in Washington, D.C., to do what is right most or all of the time. Congressional job approval hovers at 17 percent, and public opinion of the Supreme Court has tightened to 53 […]

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Politics

May it Please the Court…but Mostly the Senate

  Justice Scalia’s recent passing has created a political hailstorm, bringing  the third branch of government into the heat of electoral primary politics. Earlier this month, President Obama announced via SCOTUS blog his intention to fulfill his responsibilities as the commander-in-chief and nominate a justice to the Court, saying that his nominee would have “a […]

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