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A literal peanut gallery at the RNC

After an incident at the Republican National Convention, CNN camerawoman Patricia Carroll will probably find it hard to enjoy another peanut again.

Suppressing the vote

In preparation for the presidential and congressional elections in November, a growing number of states have passed "voter identification" laws.

Romney bets wrong on Ryan

Former governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney has finally emerged as the GOP nominee to take on Obama. To do this, he has chosen Congressman Paul Ryan for his running mate. This choice represents a decision to focus his campaign on economic issues and maintain his core voter base for the election. However, Romney has made an mistake in choosing Ryan, as Ryan's lack of short-term solutions and experience will hurt the GOP ticket.

Fed forgets ed

Last week, the College Board finally acknowledged what many educators fail to: many of the 1.2 million kids who drop out of school each year have no other choice.

Enough of playing fair

Among the first political advertisements to hit Maryland during this presidential election was an attack ad, "You’ve Heard It All Before," released June 4 by the Obama campaign. Despite this advertisement, campaigning in Maryland so far has been minute when compared to that of other states.

'Merica, the beautiful

On May 8, we became less of a country as North Carolina passed a constitutional ban on gay marriage. Instead of America, we should drop the "A" and call ourselves "'Merica," a crude and tacky denomination of our country that better reflects dogmatic beliefs getting more weight than public opinion. With North Carolina's amendment, we give one more reason why European nations such as France, Portugal and Sweden think we're dumb.

Coming back to bite

Everyone has moments of their lives that they are not proud of. For Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, some of those moments are coming back to haunt him on the campaign trail.

A constitutionality checkup

President Barack Obama made a bold move while the U.S. Supreme Court analyzed the constitutionality of one of his laws: he took another shot at the high court. Although the PPACA, including the insurance mandate, is far from perfect (it notably has stirred other controversies), it breaches neither the Commerce Clause of the Constitution nor infringes on our civil liberties.

2012 GOP candidates or… traveling circus?

The republican presidential candidates have been debating each other since May, but sometimes they seem more like "Saturday Night Live" characters than people actually running for office.
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