Tuesday witnessed something of a miracle: the rebirth of a political career. In a primary election in South Carolina, former Governor Mark Sanford received 37 percent of the vote for a vacant seat in the House of Representatives. For those of you who don’t remember the scandal, a history lesson: in mid-June 2009, Sanford disappeared for six days.
Last weekend, I, along with 56 other Wash. U. students, made the 15-hour bus ride to Washington D.C. to participate in the country’s largest climate rally in history: Forward on Climate. Approximately 40,000 people gathered outside the Washington memorial at 12 p.m. on Sunday, Feb.
Political television is boring. Most correspondents are bland, “just the facts, ma’am” types, forbidden from offering any commentary whatsoever.
There is a rampant misogyny and homophobia running through much of the Republican Party’s rhetoric. This is a bold statement to make, so I want to back it up. I am sure by now most of us at Wash. U. have heard about Representative Todd Akin’s comment on “legitimate rape” and maybe his comparison of his female opponent to a dog.
Controversy n’ Coffee’s upcoming speaker may have spent his entire career in a newsroom, but after just three episodes of Aaron Sorkin’s fledgling HBO drama, he just couldn’t watch it any more.
The Arizona State Senate recently approved a bill that would allow public schools to offer an elective class teaching the Bible’s role in Western culture and its influence as a literary work. Critics have been quick to pounce on the bill, claiming that enacting it would equate to forcing religious indoctrination upon public school students.
Filling Graham Chapel with people and occasional chuckles, NBC’s Chuck Todd talked about what people can expect from the 2012 election: a close race.
Chess legend Garry Kasparov delivered a lecture Monday afternoon in Graham Chapel on global economics and politics, discussing the overarching issues the world is currently facing and offering ideas on how society can move forward.
For much of our lives, we have seen Americans hold their politicians to a high moral standard. In 1998, President Bill Clinton was impeached for, among other things, having committed perjury when discussing his relationship with Monica Lewinksy with a grand jury.
Tuesday, Nov. 8, Missouri will hold special elections in four districts. Nine candidates are running, among them, four are women. In the most recent Student Union elections on our campus, women nearly achieved parity: Women secured four of the 10 Treasury positions and three of the eight College of Arts & Sciences Senator positions.