Gaurav Dhiman

Opinion

Trust White House in Libyan intervention

Most of us are aware that things have not been so peachy in Libya recently. Last Monday, our president laid a case, albeit a brief one, for American action in this nation. There is a terrible and frightening regime in Libya. The United States has recently been involved with airstrikes to enforce a no-fly zone…

Opinion

Productive lame-duck period proves bipartisanship possible

Following the November 2010 midterm elections, Congress entered what is known as the lame-duck period. Historically, members of Congress work frantically to pass several last-minute bills, often miniscule in importance, before the next session of Congress takes over and each bill has to start from scratch again.

Opinion

Keeping Pelosi: The Right Thing

In case you missed Election Day, Democrats retained the majority in the U.S. Senate but lost it in the House. As Democrats nationwide are recovering from their losses, attention has turned to the shape of the U.S. Congress in January, particularly that of congressional leadership. Basically everyone anticipated that John Boehner and Eric Cantor would take over as Speaker and Majority Leader in the House, respectively. The question remained whether Nancy Pelosi would retain her power over Democrats.

Opinion

A new direction for Iraqi conflict

The U.S. has been engaged actively in Iraq since 2003, one of the longest periods in which America has fought a war. Once popular with the public, the war grew unpopular as Americans began to doubt the chances of success there and its importance in the larger War on Terrorism. We seemed doomed to stay there forever.

Opinion

Change Will Take Time

President Obama has been in the White House for over one year, but we have been promised “change” for longer than this. Should we be upset that it has not been as quick or easy as we had hoped?

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