Election day is fast approaching. By this time next week Barack Obama will have been elected to a second term or Mitt Romney will have been elected the 45th President of the United States. Presidential elections are a quadrennial ritual in this country and at times they can seem tiresome,Continue Reading

With the fourth and final debate of the 2012 election cycle concluded, both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama have entered the final sprint of the campaign. The debate on Monday was, ostensibly, to be a showdown, a battle between two competing visions of America’s role in the modern global community.Continue Reading

These are perilous times for national constitutions in the European Union. The present political order is slowly moving in a direction characterized by potent separatism that threatens to break up several states, some of them longstanding players on the international scene. If the devolved government of Scotland gets its wayContinue Reading

Collin Peterson Predicts The End of the MCCL It’s not often a Congressman publicly calls organizations which previously endorsed him “extremists.” Tuesday, however, when noted Democratic candidates Collin Peterson, Al Franken, Kent Eken, and Ben Lien came to speak to Concordia, Mr. Peterson became one such anomaly. Collin Peterson, Minnesota’sContinue Reading

Guest Post: Cobbers care about voting The current generation of college students has often been criticized for their lack of political involvement. However, a recent survey conducted at Concordia College reveals that Concordia students not only believe that voting is important, but that they believe their votes matter in theContinue Reading

This November, voters in Colorado, Washington, and Oregon will be voting on ending marijuana prohibition in those states. Marijuana, alcohol, and cigarettes would then be similarly regulated. This addition to the ballot in those states shows that people feel that the legalization of marijuana should be looked into—and it’s justContinue Reading

Much like the first debate, Wednesday night’s presidential debate, the second of the election season, drew an audience of more than 65 million viewers. Unlike the first debate, however, Wednesday night featured two men who appeared to be awake. In reality the differences between the first debate and the mostContinue Reading

In conversations with Republicans and conservatives, one common response when they are asked about the economic woes facing this country has to do with the rapidly expanding deficits and the national debt. To begin, it’s first important to understand exactly what these terms mean. A deficit is when the governmentContinue Reading

Welfare or liberty? The decision marks an unfortunate choice the American government routinely makes for its citizens. More unfortunate still is that America’s leaders fail to ask themselves a necessary question: Why not choose both? “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union,Continue Reading