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Constitutional Powers of the Presidency In 2016

  The constitutional powers and duties of the president are outlined in Article II. In spite of popular belief, far fewer explicit powers are granted to the president in Article II than to Congress in Article I.   Two passages in our governing document have provided the basis for the...

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Capitalist, Progressive, Liberal and Proud

  It’s popular to want to get rid of labels nowadays, but I don’t understand why. Labels are absolutely necessary because they allow people to tell one thing from another. The problem arises not because things are different and labeled as such, but in the treatment because they are different...

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Two Sides Of The Same Coin In Both Primaries

  I have said for months now that Trump and Sanders are two sides of the same coin running in two different primaries, and have tailored their messages for those electorates. Apparently Ben Shapiro agrees with me, and highlights how they are so similar.   Two Sides Of The Same...

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Quiet Revolution From The Least Expected

  When Hillary wins in November, she’ll carry enough Democrats with her to capture the Senate and reduce the Republican majority in the House better enabling the passage of progressive legislation. She’ll continue the job of fundamentally transforming the country that President Obama started, cementing judicial backing in the Supreme...

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Iowa Ends With Hillary and Trump Still The Favorites

  After Iowa, Hillary Clinton is still the favorite with ominous signs looming for Bernie Sanders. Ted Cruz’s win does not indicate future success while Donald Trump is still strong but no longer inevitable. Finally, it’s too early to really tell anything about Marco Rubio. In hypothetical general election matchups,...

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Crime Is Where Sanders and Clinton Are Most Linked

  Hillary Clinton is criticized for her husband’s passing of criminal justice bills that would disproportionately affect minorities. While I think this is a bit rooted in sexism as she is not her husband who has since apologized, it’s a fair criticism because part of her platform is expanding upon...

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Facebook Is Making You Sell Your Guns Elsewhere

  Facebook has banned private gun sales on its social networks. The company has said that it would remove posts and potentially ban accounts that violate its regulated goods policies, which now includes the unlicensed sale of guns on Instagram as well.   No Gun Sales Through Facebook I’ll admit...

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These Are The Iowa Caucuses And How They Work

  The doors to caucus sites—1,681 Republican, and 1,681 Democratic—across the state of Iowa will close at 7 PM on Monday, February 1. Steven Yaccino and Dorothy Gambrell explain how the process works.   Iowa Caucuses For both Republicans and Democrats, the Iowa Caucuses start with candidate representatives giving speeches....