Barack Obama

The ivory soapbox: The sad decline of Barack Obama

Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, Obama for America, was one of the most technologically-sophisticated—and therefore effective—campaigns of all time.

The Ivory Soapbox: Go Big or Go Home

This past weekend saw some 40,000 people gather in beautiful Washington D.C. to urge President Barack Obama not to sign off on the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, a required measure for its construction to take place as it crosses international borders.

The Ivory Soapbox: Barry and Bibi’s Ongoing Feud

At the beginning of October, I wrote an article detailing the ways in which Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was attempting to swing the American presidential election toward Mitt Romney—publicly criticizing America’s policy with regard to Iran, making public appearances with the Republican presidential hopeful, allowing his soon-to-be campaign manager to design and release anti-Obama […]

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Words of hope for the President’s second term

[media-credit name="Alex Chiu" align="alignleft" width="300"][/media-credit] Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, marked the beginning of President Barack Obama’s second and final term.

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The Ivory Soapbox: America’s newest gun (-friendly) regulations

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced the actions he will take with regard to gun control. These consist of 23 executive orders, as well as the submission of legislation to Congress to renew and strengthen the expired assault weapons ban and to impose a 10-round limit on ammunition magazines.

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Obama’s victory destroys tea party

President Barack Obama proved victorious in 2012. In what was almost a repeat of 2008, he won every swing state of consequence: Virginia and Ohio. The pundits will laud his campaign, CNN will hotly debate the what ifs and Mitt Romney will gracefully, if disappointedly (although, if he was optimistic enough to hope for a victory, can we really be sympathetic?

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The majority of Washington University students voted contrary to Missouri voters but in accord with the nation in re-electing Barack Obama to the office of United States President.

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Candidates fly past one another in presidential debate

In the presidential debate at Hofstra University on Tuesday night, the moderator wasn’t the only one on stage that the candidates ignored. Whether it was about Governor Romney’s tax plan or President Obama’s record on energy independence, both candidates blatantly accused each other of false statements again and again and again.

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Staff Editorial: A true injustice to our university

On Wednesday night, the next four years of our great nation will truly begin to take shape as Barack Obama and Mitt Romney square off at the University of Denver in the first of four major debates leading up to the 2012 election. After months of campaigning and questionable statements, the two candidates will finally go face to face. Too bad it’s all a giant sham.

Nomination convention: Worth the mention

As the Republican National Convention (RNC) wraps up on August 30 and as Democrats prepare for their own national convention, there has been a great deal of discussion about the actual significance and importance of presidential nomination conventions in this country.

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