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October 23, 2017

The ambition to secede

Story by Ryan Spoehr, Copy Editor

November 15, 2012

Barack Obama securely earned another four years in the Oval Office on Election Day Nov. 6. He did so in the middle of an era in the United States of America that is becoming more and more divided ideologically, seemingly by the...

Students divided on new health care laws

Story by Rob Hanson

March 25, 2010

Many Americans are still unsure of what the historic health care reform bill, passed by Congress Sunday and signed into law by President Barack Obama Wednesday, will mean for them. However, UW-Eau Claire students have definitely...

Politicians are like pop stars

Story by Rob Hanson

March 18, 2010

One has to admit, having a president 'cool' enough to make the cover of Rolling Stone (for reasons other than starting a war) was a feel-good change of pace. And taking a break from Bruce Springsteen and U2 was also a notable ...

The grind: Presidents should lead by example

Story by David Taintor

March 4, 2010

Does it really matter that President Barack Obama still smokes? An obvious answer would probably be no. But, if elected officials are supposed to lead by example, which they should, then the answer is yes. The Washington Post, among other...

Democrats need to ‘wake up’

Story by Bobby Hamill

February 18, 2010

It seems as though Barack Obama and congressional Democrats have a serious problem on their hands. Over the last couple of months, the prospect of Democrats maintaining control of both the House and the Senate following this ...

War needs clear direction

Story by Kallie Schell

December 10, 2009

At 7 p.m. on Dec. 1, 2009, President Barack Obama addressed the country on his plan for America's future in Afghanistan. He has responded to General McChrystal's request for more troops in Afghanistan with a promised insurgency...

Rob’ reckonings: Obama should stay focused to end war

Story by Rob Hanson

December 3, 2009

It's sad to say, but for the average citizen it's easy to forget this country is at war. Of course, every now and then a newscast will grab one's attention with flashy bombing footage or high-casualty reports. But, nearly nine ye...

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