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It’s unusual that economic works garner national attention in the United States, especially to the degree that they sell out on Amazon. French economist Thomas Piketty has done just that with his work Capital in the Twenty-First Century. But his results are startling and incredibly important as we analyze theContinue Reading

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HBO’s new show “Silicon Valley”  spoonfeeds viewers pretty much every stereotype about the Innovators and Risk Takers of Palo Alto. Within its first two episodes, we see huge amounts of money being thrown around, a house referred to as an “incubator”, and the coder-friendly limp sweatshirts previously poked fun atContinue Reading

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In early 2012, Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown made an unusual truce. The two Senatorial candidates acknowledged that television advertisement spending had ballooned, and they decided to curb excessive television spending as much as they could. Warren and Brown agreed that their campaigns would donate half the cost of aContinue Reading

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Russia decided to annex Crimea this week. Before that, Crimea was a part of the Ukraine, and had been since 1991, as it became independent as the Soviet Union collapsed. Crimea has a long, complicated history with the former Soviet Union. Seeing Putin pull the Crimean peninsula back feels aContinue Reading

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The American political climate appears to be divided. The 113th Congress is the least productive one in history, as the extreme right of the Tea Party shuts down any legislation involving compromise. Heated debates break out on television over divisive issues, and people across the country remark on the polarizationContinue Reading

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The Republican Party has gotten flak lately for their sexist commentary regarding female democratic politicians. From Hillary Clinton to Wendy Davis, hardline Republicans have been commenting on everything from policy positions they disagree with to perceived physical flaws of female Democratic leaders. These male Republican leaders seem to be puttingContinue Reading

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In large measure, people don’t like reading real, deeply important news. It’s difficult, it takes time away from other more easily enjoyable activities, and it often makes people feel stupid. The way the news is put forth is innately targeted for an already knowledgeable group. Someone interested in the UkrainianContinue Reading

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Democrats ought to be concerned. It’s midterm elections this year, and at this point in time, it’s not looking so good for them. The Democrats champion themselves as the party for the little guy—the rank-and-file Democrat wants to help the sick through healthcare, increase the amount of money going toContinue Reading

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Americans around the country are counting down the days until ‘House of Cards’ returns. Aaron Sorkin’s ‘The Newsroom’ was just renewed for a third season. Sorkin’s most famous show, ‘The West Wing’ goes down in history as one of America’s greatest television series. Politically-themed television shows are incredibly popular andContinue Reading

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Last Thursday, former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee stated: “If the Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing for them a prescription each month for birth control because they cannot control theirContinue Reading