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Americans must unite behind elected officials

Lee McClelland November 8, 2012

It has never meant so much to be an American. Watching Barack Obama deliver his acceptance speech; listening to Mitt Romney humbly admit defeat while instilling his faith in American democracy; feeling...

Country moves forward with Obama

Hannah Fermanich November 8, 2012

Millions of Americans flocked to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 6 to cast their votes in this year’s election, but after a close battle, President Barack Obama was re-elected to serve our country in a second...

2012 Presidential Election is making history, but for all the wrong reasons.

Katie Buda November 1, 2012

Both candidates agree that humans are at least partly responsible for global warming, but neither have made any plans to stop it, nor have they even discussed the topic. After a year of record-breaking...

Pandering to women done in ignorant fashion

Amanda Monthei November 1, 2012

In regards to women’s issues, three specific moments have characterized the upcoming election for me. The obvious first is Governor Mitt Romney’s “binders full of women” comment at the second...

Remember Congress in this election

Lee McClelland November 1, 2012

For most, the election means picking a president. While this is a weighty decision, it is only one of many decisions to be made during an election year. If you haven’t heard enough information about...

Voters prepare for polls

Marcellino Signorelli November 1, 2012

Citizens nationwide are preparing to cast their vote on Election Day, Nov. 6. The ballot will be divided into three sections, starting with the partisan vote, followed by the non-partisan vote and...

Students have impact on election

Braden Linick November 1, 2012

As a neck and neck presidential election nears its end, students are reminded the importance and impact their votes may have in local and national campaigns. Many students, and young people alike, do...

Electoral College represents rural voters

Brian Westrick October 25, 2012

The Electoral College is a confusing concept for many. We’re aware of the simple version of it; presidential candidates attempt to win states, rather than individual votes. By winning these states,...

Third party gives alternative

Marcellino Signorelli October 25, 2012

While President Barack Obama and Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney occupy most of the media attention, there is more on the ballot than red versus blue. Libertarian presidential candidate...

Campus debate offers voter information

Hannah Fermanich October 25, 2012

Before heading to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 6, NMU’s Students for Liberty invites everyone to come learn more about the candidates and the top issues affecting the country at the Campus Debate on Tuesday,...

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