‘A slap in the face:’ How the Republican tax bill would affect Wash. U.

The U.S. Senate passed a sweeping tax reform bill which would implement taxes on earnings from university endowments in a heavily partisan 51-49 vote Saturday.

| Senior News Editor

Cruz: America’s next president or the Canadian Zodiac Killer?

Today, Republican Ted Cruz has his time in the spotlight after nearly 30 years of running from the law (according to 38 percent of Florida voters).

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Disproving Republican rhetoric around Supreme Court nominations

This past Saturday, the Supreme Court lost its longest-serving and most illustrious member. Justice Antonin Scalia was a legendary conservative known for his wit, strict interpretation of the law, resistance to progressive actions and scathing dissents.

| Staff Writer

Rubio: The Republicans’ electable dark horse

Every Monday before Super Tuesday on March 1, Forum will be running a profile of a leading presidential candidate. Last week, we met Jeb!—everyone’s favorite exclamation point. Today, we are taking a closer look at Marco Rubio, arguably the most attractive remaining potential nominee.

| Staff Writer

Jeb!: A candidate about eight years too late

Next fall, Washington University is planning to bring two of the biggest liars and blowhards in the entire nation to our campus. Over the next weeks, our writers will take a good, hard, unbiased, completely serious look at the frontrunner candidates to get us prepared for Super Tuesday on March 1. We’re starting with Jeb! because he may not be around much longer.

| Senior Forum Editor

Partisan dialects: A look at the rhetoric of 2016 presidential candidates

Politics have a strange ability to distort the meanings of words, and this election cycle has revealed the different dialects in which Republicans and Democrats speak.

Sean Lundergan | Contributing Writer

Professor gives opinion on future of economy

With the 2012 elections looming, a Washington University professor says increasing partisanship is impeding the government from finding a lasting solution to existing problems.

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Wash. U. students change allegiance as Republican race continues

As the field of Republican candidates narrows, students at Washington University are struggling to choose their favorites as the race plays out among the four remaining candidates: Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul. Freshman Kaitlin McTague used to support Michelle Bachmann but is now leaning toward Romney.

| Contributing Reporter

Right-wing students clash over vast Republican preliminary field

As the Republican primaries and the 2012 presidential election approach, students are beginning to choose their favorite candidates. While many Democrats on campus are committed to voting for the Democratic incumbent, President Barack Obama, both Democrats and Republicans are starting to speculate as to whom Obama will run against next fall.

| Contributing Reporter

Are Wash. U. students politically involved enough?

Sitting in my common room a few days ago, a floormate and I were having an intense discussion on the current political scene. The upcoming midterm elections, the Bush tax-cuts and Don’t Ask Don’t Tell were all subjects of discussion and the conversation got fairly intense. It was a liberal versus a conservative in an intellectual battle for the ages.

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