Election 2008

A Catholic’s defense of the pro-choice position
I feel like I am constantly defending my position of pro-choice because the Catholic Church vehemently opposes this stance and many believe it is immoral. Being pro-choice is not a disregard for human rights and dignity, but rather a...

Spreading the wealth by taxing the "rich"
A lot of political hay has been made out of an anecdote presented in the final debate. Senator John McCain cited a conversation that Senator Barack Obama had with a man in his driveway. You know this man as...

Obama’s advocacy of Catholic Social Teaching principles
As a lifelong Catholic, former Sunday school teacher, and current student at a private Catholic university, I have had to weigh what issues really matter to me and who is going to honor those ideals that I have come...

Why Sarah Palin is not a feminist
When it comes to Sarah Palin, the media is wrought with misinformation. The LA Times says, "Sarah Palin's 'new feminism' is hailed", "A Feminist Dream at the GOP" reads The New York Post, and National Public Radio (NPR) asks,...

What would a maverick do?
On October 20 students and professors from both sides of the political spectrum came together to share their ideas on the election and make their case to students about the presidential candidates they support. What started out as a...

Since when was this attractive to Republicans?
I am very conservative. I am a strict Constitutionalist. I believe in small government; I am against tax raises to any class. I am in favor of FairTax and against socialized, universal health-care. I believe that the United States...

John McCain’s economic solutions
Throughout the current election season, there are certain terms that have been haphazardly tossed around for the American voters to try and decipher and decode. Words like “change”, “hope”, and “maverick” have all been staples on the 2008 campaign...

U.S. foreign policy and the blowback principle
What is blowback? We occasionally hear the term brought up in political discussions, but in my opinion not nearly often enough, and many Americans have no idea what it actually means. Blowback is a metaphor for the unintended consequences...


Absentee voting and the importance of staying informed
I registered to vote two years ago during AP American Government and Politics class. The reason? Quite frankly, it was for some extra credit. I didn't even know what party to register under, so the teacher gave me a...