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Principles vs. Preferences

By: Jessie Markell A common dilemma in politics is weighing one’s personal preferences versus their political principles. A good example in the news would be the Marketplace Fairness Act. The proponents of the terrible piece of legislation have signed onto the bill claiming it levels the playing field between online retailers and “brick-and-mortar” businesses. The […]


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McCain Visits Syrian Rebels, U.S. Moves Closer to Intervention:

By: Wesley Long Senator John McCain of Arizona, longtime advocate of aggressive military interventionism, met with Syrian opposition leaders on Monday to discuss potential military aid to be funded by U.S. taxpayers, according to this report from The Daily Beast.  “McCain… made the unannounced visit across the Turkey-Syria border with Gen. Salem Idris, the leader […]


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Preserving Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act of 2013

By: Jessie Markell We all know how Rand Paul feels about drones after his 13-hour filibuster on the Senate floor. Now the junior Senator from Kentucky is putting those feelings into a bill called the “Preserving Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act.” Senator Paul now-famously said during his filibuster, “You say this is a battlefield? The […]


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Rand Paul on IRS scandal: “Someone has to be fired”

By Jessie Markell In an interview about the IRS scandal, Senator Rand Paul called for the firing of IRS officials involved in the targeting of conservative groups for extra scrutiny back in 2010. He asserted that “in order for government to gain its trust back someone needs to be fired, someone needs to be held […]


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Like father, like son

by John Watts Vice President Joe Biden is planning to continue his efforts at expanding background checks after the Manchin-Toomey gun control bill recently failed in the Senate. According to Politico, the Vice President has yet to let his boss know about his plans. The gun control advocates are not retreating from the push to […]


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