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North Dakota and Arkansas Laws Thwart Right to Choose

North Dakota and Arkansas Laws Thwart Right to Choose

by Erica Turret Forty years ago, in the landmark Roe v. Wade case, the Supreme Court declared abortion to be a constitutional right. Justice Blackmun’s majority opinion proposed a “trimester standard,” which would prevent states from restricting abortion rights within the first trimester of a pregnancy. In subsequent court decisions, most notably […]

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Why Showing Support for Gay Marriage Matters

Why Showing Support for Gay Marriage Matters

by Stephanie Ribet As the Supreme Court has begun hearing arguments about two cases related to same-sex marriage, DOMA and Proposition 8, the ongoing debate about gay marriage has intensified.  This issue seems particularly important to students, which explains why social media sites are dominated by discussions about marriage equality.  […]

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A Legendary Canadian Speaking Next Monday at the Woodrow Wilson School

A Legendary Canadian Speaking Next Monday at the Woodrow Wilson School

by Mark Sholdice On Monday 25 March, Ken Dryden will be speaking at the Woodrow Wilson School for an appearance sponsored by the Program in Canadian Studies.  You may be interested in attending – Dryden is not only a legendary hockey player, but is also a leading Canadian Liberal. Before entering politics, […]

Money in Politics: Healthcare Edition

Money in Politics: Healthcare Edition

By Jessica Mulligan Kindred Healthcare, Inc., a for-profit healthcare company based in Louisville, Kentucky, lists “government regulations” as one of its greatest risks in ensuring future financial prosperity. In 2011, the company spent over three million dollars lobbying in the hospital and nursing home industry. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell […]

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North Korea: Repeating History?

by Namkyu Oh February 12th – North Korea conducts third nuclear test, prompting a series of rejected U.N. sanction orders stipulating an end to the country’s nuclear arms program.  March 7th– North Korea, in conjunction to rejecting U.N. sanctions, threatens preemptive nuclear attack on United States.  March 11th – North Korean cuts […]

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On Elizabeth Warren and TBTF (Part II)

On Elizabeth Warren and TBTF (Part II)

by Andrew Klutey William Dudley, President of the NY Fed Bank, framed the issue of TBTF in a speech last November: The root cause of “too big to fail’ is the fact that in our financial system as it exists today, the failure of large complex financial firms generate large, undesirable […]

On Elizabeth Warren and “Too Big to Fail,” Part I

On Elizabeth Warren and “Too Big to Fail,” Part I

by Andrew Klutey Since Elizabeth Warren won Ted Kennedy’s old Senate seat in November, commentators have tried to figure out what her victory and subsequent membership on the senate banking committee would mean. Two weeks ago, they got their answer. After laying low for the first month of her term, Warren exploded (video) during her first Banking […]

It’s Time to Expand, Not End, the Voting Rights Act

It’s Time to Expand, Not End, the Voting Rights Act

by Bennett McIntosh This past spring a few friends and I, with the support of Organizing for America, organized a two-day voting registration drive at my high school in Littleton, Colorado. Our liaison with OFA expressed concern after a wildly successful first day because we had registered a large number […]

Universal Pre-school Provides a Path Toward Reducing Inequality

Universal Pre-school Provides a Path Toward Reducing Inequality

by Erica Turret Public education has served as the gateway to the American Dream for millions of low-income children. But now with income inequality rising, partly due to large disparities in education, it is more important than ever to re-evaluate the extent to which the United States is ensuring its […]

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