Archive for October, 2012
At a time when the country is still reeling from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the storm has reaffirmed progressive principles that have been under attack in recent years. Sandy has, in fact, brought together a trifecta of progressive policy vindications: the dangers of climate silence, the importance of a strong and responsive federal government, and the necessity of collective bargaining rights for workers.
A new report by the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service largely knocks down assertions by presidential nominee Mitt Romney and other Republicans that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has initiated a regulatory feeding frenzy under President Obama.
The race for control of the U.S. House is the forgotten campaign in this season of Obama vs. Romney and the Democrats’ teetering control of the Senate. Republicans are odds-on favorites to retain their House majority, with Democrats expected to pick up a few seats.
But House candidates throughout the country are battling over the same themes that President Obama and Mitt Romney are debating, in venues much closer to home for most American voters.
The University’s souvenir bag, given to all journalists, campaign staff, and campus visitors, had a series of “Presidential debate 2012 items” that were “Made in China.”