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Cruz, Clinton win Iowa Caucus

Cruz, Clinton win Iowa Caucus

Politics, Power & Politics February 2, 2016 at 7:59 pm 0 comments

By Zachary Toillion As snow envelops the state of Iowa, the end of a long campaign is now over. Emerging victorious in the first presidential contest are Sec. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Ted Cruz. History was made in a number of ways. Republicans broke records for turnout, seeing a 50Read More

Two parties no longer enough

Two parties no longer enough

Politics February 2, 2016 at 7:30 pm 1 comment

By Frederick Anthony The two-party system of American politics has outgrown its skin. While not without historical significance, as exemplified by how our nation has been divided into two relatively equal and respectively polarized factions on opposite ends of the political spectrum for decades, it’s a double-edged sword. Having twoRead More

Who might drop out?

Who might drop out?

Politics, Power & Politics February 2, 2016 at 7:21 pm 0 comments

By Zach Toillion The question “Who will drop out?” is usually one of the biggest questions that comes after the Iowa caucuses. Throughout 2015, most have expected a slew of candidates to have dropped out from the crowded 20+ candidate field. An the Republican side, Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Gov.Read More

Bloomberg run could shape up race

Bloomberg run could shape up race

Politics, Power & Politics February 2, 2016 at 7:11 pm 0 comments

By Zach Toillion One of the nation’s most prominent former mayors has indicated he is interested in running for President. In leaked conversations Michael Bloomberg has stated that he’d be willing to spend up to a billion dollars for a hypothetical Presidential bid. Those close to Bloomberg state he’d beRead More

Can Sanders secure the Democratic nomination?

Can Sanders secure the Democratic nomination?

Politics, Power & Politics February 2, 2016 at 6:33 pm 0 comments

By  Zach Toillion The race for the Democratic nomination in the early voting states has shifted significantly since the race began. In Iowa, the race between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton will almost certainly be closer than the Republican contest, barring a large shakeup. Hillary Clinton has maintained a leadRead More

Surrogate Season

Surrogate Season

Politics, Power & Politics February 2, 2016 at 5:57 pm 0 comments

By Zachary Toillion As has become customary in large nationally significant elections, surrogates have come to play a major role of attracting would be voters to official campaign events. On the Democratic side Hillary Clinton has brought in husband former President Bill Clinton as well as daughter Chelsea to campaignRead More

Decision America 2016: Tallahassee

Decision America 2016: Tallahassee

Politics, Religion January 21, 2016 at 10:11 am 0 comments

By Gary Flanagan Tuesday,January 12th, 2016 Noon The crowd was bigger, growing to 3500 on the front lawn of Florida’s old Capitol. Timing was impeccable, as it was also the date for Florida’s State of the State address in the new Capitol, and National Guard day  on the plaza betweenRead More

Decision America rally at old Florida Capitol/photo by Gary Flanagan

Politics and prayer, parading across America

Politics, Religion January 19, 2016 at 6:24 pm 0 comments

By Gary Flanagan It started on Monday with the passing of the baton in Louisiana on January 11. In Baton Rouge, Republican governor and former presidential candidate Bobby Jindal turned over the state to the only Democratic governor in the South, Bel Edwards. That night, Pastor Rick Warren joined MarcoRead More

A primary preview

A primary preview

Politics, Power & Politics January 19, 2016 at 6:19 pm 1 comment

By Zachary Toillion In order to understand the 2016 primaries, we have to start with where it all beings. Iowa voters tend to reward candidates that cater to the base of their political parties. Republicans typically back the more conservative viable candidate in the field, while Democrats typically back theRead More

Dear neocons, Rand Paul is right on military spending

Dear neocons, Rand Paul is right on military spending

News, Politics November 17, 2015 at 8:55 pm 0 comments

By Michael Lotfi During the recent Fox Business News-Wall Street Journal Republican primary debate, U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) had what was probably one of the most meaningful exchanges so far in the race to decide the party’s nominee for president. Paul and Rubio traded jabsRead More