Monthly Archives: March 2010

A Close Call With Education Reform

Several months ago I wrote about the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act, a bill which aims to make college more affordable. The bill does this through several mechanisms. Firstly, it expands federal Pell Grants, which are government grants to … Continue reading

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How Political Scandals Can Distort Reality

In a heated campaign, political scandals can make or break a candidacy. They often cast a shade of suspicion upon a candidate’s activities, with the connotation of wrongdoing or the unethical. Often implicit is the assumption that if only said … Continue reading

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China’s Coming Problem

Many intellectuals like to speculate that China will eventually surpass the United States, perhaps before the end of this century. This argument has almost become conventional wisdom – although twenty years ago they were saying the same thing about Japan … Continue reading

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Analyzing Swing States: Virginia, Part 4

This is the fourth part of a series of posts analyzing the swing state Virginia. It is the second section of two focusing on Northern Virginia, and focuses on analyzing the structural foundation behind NoVa’s Democratic shift. The fifth part … Continue reading

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Kudos to Mike Huckabee

I was recently shifting through old campaign videos on a whim, when I came upon this: This was in the midst of the Reverend Wright controversy, when Senator Barack Obama was taking heavy criticism for his association with a radical … Continue reading

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Analyzing Swing States: Virginia, Part 3

This is the third part of a series of posts analyzing the swing state Virginia. It is the first section of two focusing on Northern Virginia. The fourth part can be found here. NoVa A vast and growing suburban metropolis, … Continue reading

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