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Republicans need reform to embrace voters for 2016 election

Justin Bis April 25, 2013

Are the Republicans really the anti-gay, anti-minority, anti-women party? If you just watch television and browse through Facebook, you probably think they are. Despite what you may have heard on...

National conference offers opportunities for NMU College Republicans

Justin Bis April 11, 2013

Isn’t it really cool when young adults — students like us — get involved with national politics? A group of 13 NMU students did just that a couple weekends ago. Members of the NMU College Republican...

Elect capable ASNMU leaders

Justin Bis February 28, 2013

As students, we all make a big trade off to be at Northern. For many of us, four-or-more years of our life is spent receiving an education. In our time at NMU, students spend tens of thousands of dollars...

Free markets promote tolerance

Justin Bis February 21, 2013

You don’t have to look far back into history in order to realize that as a race, humanity has taken a huge step forward since the advent of industrialization. Not only were there vast improvements...

Gridlock in legislature means government works

Justin Bis February 7, 2013

A lot of people are upset by the gridlock in Washington, D.C. I, for one, think this gridlock is one of the best features of American government. Why? Congress is divided — but so are the American people. If...

Governor Synder rescued Michigan from ruin

Justin Bis January 31, 2013

As citizens, we are a pretty pessimistic bunch about government. In a majority of cases, that is absolutely warranted. War, corruption, deficits, demagoguery, high taxes, constant lying from both sides...

Republicans champion civil rights legislation

Justin Bis January 24, 2013

This week we honor the legacy of a great civil rights activist—Martin Luther King Jr. While America has often fallen short of the dream—of Dr. King’s dream—our country has certainly made better...

NMU students visit CPAC to learn

Justin Bis March 1, 2012

Way up here in the U.P., Washington D.C. sure seems like a far off and remote place. When Northern students talk about politics, the concept of the federal government has a very “them” and not an...

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