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Your new GOP nominee

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Stop laughing at Trump

Something dangerous is happening in the GOP. Donald Trump is leading in the polls. Consistently. At first, the Democratic Party laughed it off as a joke. I mean, who could take Donald Trump seriously? He tossed out reporters based on ...

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A debate or a Debacle? Purging women in the GOP

On Wednesday night, Americans witnessed the GOP debate. I say witnessed because I feel like I just watched a crime against America being committed. Wednesday night was no victory for women in America. From defunding Planned Parenthood to putting women ...

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Sequester Superstorm?

Perhaps it is best to think about the political gridlock and massive dysfunction on Capitol Hill as just another storm in a politically turbulent climate. If you don’t understand what a “sequester” is, you aren’t alone. There are a few ...

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Congress’ lack of productivity

Congress sucks! Literally. Progress, governance and any faith Americans put in their federal government has been steadily sucked out and replaced with deep cynicism and distrust — and for good reason.

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Republican Convention Recap: The Hope and Change America Deserves

Tens of millions of people all across this nation tuned in last week to watch Republicans make their case against the failed economic policies of President Obama at the Republican National Convention and they succeeded immensely. This election is not ...

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Election update: It’s Rick vs. Mitt, but Romney still inevitable

After months of the press convulsing over who would emerge as the conservative alternative to “Massachusetts Moderate” Mitt Romney — Michele Bachmann! Rick Perry! Herman Cain! Newt Gingrich! — it appears that the narrative for the race for the Republican nomination has finally settled.

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Students weigh in on presidential race

Some may find it hard to escape being bombarded with media coverage and campaigning with the upcoming president election. However, even with the constant exposure, some still don’t care in choosing the country’s next leader.

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Notes & Asides, 2/13/12

Is the Republican Party a racist political party? I said no; some of our readers said yes. Here are some of your responses, with some extra commentary by me.

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The GOP is not racist

“The issue of race and American politics,” Glenn Thrush and Donovan Slack wrote in a recent Politico article, “never far beneath the surface during Barack Obama’s historic 2008 campaign, is making a loud, overt and surprisingly early appearance in the 2012 presidential race.” What evidence do Thrush and Slack present to make their case?

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Analyzing the post-New Hampshire GOP race

The race for the Republican nomination is now Mitt Romney's to lose. He has always been the frontrunner, but now, after winning the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary, it would take a gaffe of Cainian proportions to knock Romney off, and that just is not going to happen.

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Response to Rick Perry blog

As this publication’s token Christian conservative, I guess I should respond to Sam Cosby’s post decrying Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry’s candidacy and an advertisement he put out. Sam is incorrect when he calls Perry’s campaign commercial a “blunder.” Perry ...

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GOP wrong on foreign policy

“The illusions about the possibility of managing historical destiny from any particular standpoint in history,” the great 20th century theologian Reinhold Niebuhr said, “always involve … miscalculations about both the power and the wisdom of the managers and of the weakness and the manageability of the historical ‘stuff’ which is to be managed.”

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Paul solves the debt crisis

Last week, Ron Paul released his “plan to restore America,” which would cut $1 trillion in his first year as president, achieving a budget surplus by 2015. Dr. Paul would abolish five cabinet departments — Energy, Housing and Urban Development, Commerce, Interior and Education — end corporate subsidies, stop foreign aid, end all foreign wars and return most spending to 2006 levels.

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Election 2010 coverage

There's no better place to get your election coverage than right here at The Collegian online. Will Republicans take back control of Congress? Will Meg Whitman upset Jerry Brown in the race for governor of California? Will Prop 19 pass? Find out these questions and more tonight. This space will be updated all night, so make sure to check back to see the latest.

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GOP pledge falls short

In 1994, House Republicans wrote and signed a “Contract with America” which outlined what they planned to do if they took control of the House of Representatives that fall. They did, ushering in Republican rule in the Congress until they were summarily voted out in 2006.

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Undocumented students less than 1 percent

Less than 1 percent of students who attend California public colleges and universities benefit from Assembly Bill 540, which allows them to pay the same as citizens regardless of immigration status.

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