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Democrats are setting themselves up for legislative failure
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Democrats are setting themselves up for legislative failure

For eight years, Republicans in Congress opposed almost anything President Obama put forth, most notably when it came to Obamacare. Now that they are in control, the health care plan they created appears to be a failure, and the Republicans look like absolute fools. Yet the Democrats are setting themselves up to look just as…

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Congress needs to grow up

Congress has finally reached a decision on the fiscal cliff, but the way in which the decision was made disturbed me. Are these really adults? Because the way that they were behaving was reminiscent of high school behavior. The Republicans and Democrats are drifting further from the middle and closer to the extremes of each…

Opinion

What’s next for the Occupy movement

The Occupy movements, which began in New York’s Zuccotti Park near Wall Street, garnered massive media attention, both positive and negative. People in the U.S. and around the world, specifically the younger generations, have become dissatisfied with the fiscal inequality that exists and the political horseplay that has plagued Congress. At the same time, other…

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New bills could infringe upon first amendment rights

It seems these days that Congress cannot conduct any bipartisan business except when it comes to limiting the freedom of expression, creativity and ingenuity of the American people. There are two bills currently making their way through Congress. One of them is the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), which has been introduced to the House…

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