Matthew Cohen ’18 and Johnathan Bowes ’15 debate the need for a speedy implementation of international free trade policies. Cohen argues that Obama should be given the power to do this expediently while Bowes cautions giving the executive more power.
Super Tuesday columnists Matthew Cohen ’18 and Johnathan Bowes ’15 debate the legality of Obama’s executive action on immigration reform in reference to the recent lawsuit. Cohen argues for its necessity while Bowes claims it is unconstitutional.
In his column “Not another Clinton, not another Bush,” Daily columnist Joel Gottsegen rightly points out the potential corrupting influence of nepotism in American politics. But, missing from Gottsegen’s impassioned advocacy is an analysis of why Clinton remains the frontrunner of the Democratic Party and why Bush tops the list of potential Republicans. Is it that Americans are so bedazzled by the personalities of political aristocrats that we become blind to the merit of its candidates? Are we unwilling to look beyond the party platform for political inspiration?
What would it mean if Hillary or Jeb were to win the White House? In the case of a two-term presidency, it would mean 44 years of nearly uninterrupted Bush-Clinton political hegemony. George H. W. Bush became Vice President in 1981. Since then, a Bush or a Clinton was President or Vice President until 2008.
A decade ago, as the initial campaign of “shock and awe” in Iraq drew to a close and Afghanistan prepared for its first post-invasion elections, President George W. Bush used a speech at the National Endowment for Democracy to lay out a radical new American foreign policy. He announced that “the United States has adopted…a…
With his sweep of five primaries Tuesday, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney continues to consolidate his grip on the Republican presidential nomination, causing media attention to shift to his selection of a running mate. Stanford professors disagreed about just how important Romney’s choice may be come November.
The dueling messages of the 2012 presidential election arrived in full force Tuesday afternoon in a packed Memorial Auditorium as Republican strategist Karl Rove and Robert Gibbs, former press secretary for President Obama, debated which party is best prepared to lead the United States through challenges ahead.
America’s last “good war” – that is, a war the vast majority of the population could agree was worth fighting – formally ended on the second of September, 1945, aboard the USS Missouri. Since the Japanese surrender that day, the American people have become ever more reluctant to go to war, less and less likely to…