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The Unintended Costs of Obama’s Presidential Power Expansion

The Unintended Costs of Obama’s Presidential Power Expansion

Mack DeGeurin, Contributing Writer
January 31
Filed under OPINION

While Obama’s decision to rely on executive orders during a gridlocked Congress may have led to successful policy measures, his actions have in effect paved the way and set the precedent for a vast and dangerous overreach of executive power by President Trump.

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Despite Garland’s Moderacy, Blood Will Spill

Despite Garland’s Moderacy, Blood Will Spill

Connor Borden, Contributing Writer
March 21
Filed under OPINION

The most beneficial and just course of action is to give Garland their complete and unbiased consideration, though this would require right-wingers to abandon their adamant opposition. With pressing cases to be heard by the highest court in the nation, the United States Supreme Court needs its ninth seat filled with fresh ears and the moxie to propel the court out of stagnancy.

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Anger over undocumented students misguided

Anger over undocumented students misguided

WSN Editorial Board, Editorial Board
November 24
Filed under OPINION

Regardless of opinions on immigration policy, passions must be tempered with pragmatism.

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Obama fails to comprehend Iraq instability

Obama fails to comprehend Iraq instability

Dan Moritz-Rabson, Contributing Columnist
September 16
Filed under OPINION, Opinion Columnists

It appears Obama is repeating his predecessor's mistakes in Iraq.

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Republican gamesmanship hurts struggling minimum wage workers

Republican gamesmanship hurts struggling minimum wage workers

May 1
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

The proposal to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 was blocked in the Senate yesterday. The 54-42 vote came in spite of much public support for the legislation. As is too common for Congress, biting partisanship superseded the responsibility to serve the American people. Attempts at compromise... Read more »

Omar’s Oration: Ginsburg should retire with Obama in office

Omar’s Oration: Ginsburg should retire with Obama in office

April 8
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

It has been a turbulent few months for the relationship between Democrats and the Supreme Court. The Roberts Court has consistently leaned right, continuing a trend of conservatism in the nation’s highest court that has endured for decades. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has a refreshingly progres... Read more »

Success of Obamacare contingent on youth

Success of Obamacare contingent on youth

April 2
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

The White House announced yesterday that over 7 million people had enrolled in insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act. This achievement marks a symbolic victory for the Obama administration, which struggled to meet the self-imposed goal after the turbulent October launch. Throughout the six-month... Read more »

Wall Street’s excess frustrates income inequality efforts

Wall Street’s excess frustrates income inequality efforts

March 13
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

As President Barack Obama’s motorcade sped down Broadway to visit a Gap store in Midtown to congratulate the firm’s decision to raise the minimum wage on Tuesday, business employees only a few miles downtown on Wall Street were clearly not paying attention. Despite Obama’s best efforts to improve... Read more »

Social media critical to policy implementation

Social media critical to policy implementation

March 12
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

President Barack Obama made an appearance yesterday on “Between Two Ferns,” a satirical web series hosted by actor Zach Galifianakis on the website Funny or Die. On the show, Obama promoted the controversial Affordable Care Act. After the disastrous rollout of healthcare.gov and millions of cancelled... Read more »

Intelligence capabilities must heed individual liberties

Intelligence capabilities must heed individual liberties

March 12
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

Colorado Sen. Mark Udall revealed his knowledge of the CIA internal evaluation of its detention and interrogation program last December, igniting tensions between the Senate Intelligence Committee and the CIA. Udall’s disclosure has emphasized the need for intelligence agencies to strike a balance between ... Read more »

[VIDEO] Op Ed Live: U.S. Response to Ukraine

[VIDEO] Op Ed Live: U.S. Response to Ukraine

March 7
Filed under MULTIMEDIA, OPINION

The Washington Square News Opinion Desk presents Op Ed Live: U.S. Response to Ukraine. Staff Columnist Harry Brown and Opinion Editor Peter Keffer discuss the rapidly developing situation in Crimea. Why have the United States and its allies been so reluctant in their response, and what implications does... Read more »

Infrastructure repair requires federal push

Infrastructure repair requires federal push

February 27
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

President Barack Obama proposed a major infrastructure plan in Saint Paul, Minn., yesterday, finally addressing the United States’s aging roads and bridges. The president’s proposal is a four-year, $302-billion initiative that will receive its revenue from closing tax loopholes, a measure both parties... Read more »

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