John Doble
John Doble

John is a political junkie and a native of Minnesota. His primary interests are politics, history, and neoclassical moral education. He has previously interned at the Truman National Security Project, the Stimson Center, both houses of Congress, and for the Governor of Wisconsin. John has an M.A. in International Affairs from American University and a B.A. in Political Science and History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Any views expressed here are his alone.

June 17, 2013

Apple Tax Evasion: Now Is the Time to Defeat International Tax Evasion

Corporate taxation has been in the news a lot recently. We need to eliminate tax shelters, crack down on fraudulent banks, and cultivate a culture of social responsibility to combat this behavior

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May 11, 2013

Pakistan Election 2013: How Will the World React?

Pakistan's election today is the most exciting in years. Unfortunately, what is being said and done on the campaign trail has numerous countries around the world concerned.
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May 8, 2013

The American Psychiatric Association's New ADHD Rules Are Flirting With Disaster

The American Psychiatric Association is publishing a new text redefining ADHD this month. This development is a disaster both for medicine, our children, and society.
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April 23, 2013

Boston Bombing: How Vladimir Putin Is (Loosely) Connected

Even though the second terrorist involved in the Boston attack has been captured, one person who ought to be held responsible for the mess remains at large: Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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April 17, 2013

Margaret Thatcher Funeral: 5 Things She'll Always Be Remembered For

Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s first female Prime Minister, died at the age of 87 last week. Her tenure will be examined for years to come for several reasons.
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March 9, 2013

Minimum Wage Increase is Necessary in 2013

Multiple states have started debating whether or not they should raise the minimum wage as a result of President Obama's State of the Union. Republicans should support the effort.

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March 6, 2013

John Brennan: Why Did the GOP Initially Oppose Him, Then Backpedal?

President Obama had a hard time generating support for Brennan in the Senate Select Intelligence Committee, yet when the vote came down Republican opposition collapsed. What happened?
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Feb. 20, 2013

Sequester 2013: The U.S. Military Will Still Be Strong After it Happens

Rather than embodying the end of American security, the sequester provides an excellent opportunity to curtail wasteful defense spending and refocus on future military threats.
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Jan. 31, 2013

Chuck Hagel Confirmation Hearing: Why He'll Be Confirmed

President Obama and former Senator Chuck Hagel have used all levers of persuasion building a case for Hagel's appointment to the Pentagon, and that hard work will pay off shortly.
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Jan. 17, 2013

Chuck Hagel is No Extremist: He Is the Perfect Fit For the Pentagon

He has controversial views and a thinner résumé than past nominees, but the political winds are at his back, making former Senator Chuck Hagel a shoo-in for secretary of defense.
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Jan. 10, 2013

Minnesota Gay Marriage Bill: Can It Actually Pass?

Minnesotans opposed an amendment to the state constitution prohibiting gay marriage in November. That said, it's unlikely that a gay marriage bill will pass before the 2014 session.

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Dec. 25, 2012

2012 in Review: 10 Most Historic Moments of the Year

2012 has been a significant year in America, with events pushing the country in a new direction that will affect all our lives for years to come.
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Dec. 10, 2012

Syria War 2012: US Will Be At War With Syria Within a Matter of Weeks

With President Assad is on the verge of using Syria's chemical weapon stockpile against the rebels, America is poised to enter yet another war in a way unlike what we've seen in Iraq or Libya.
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Nov. 28, 2012

Fiscal Cliff 2013: 5 Ways to Cut Military Spending

President Obama and Congress are in the midst of negotiations over the fiscal cliff. Luckily, there are five cuts we can make to military spending that can help balance the books.
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Nov. 11, 2012

Petraeus Resignation: Peggy Noonan Says Petraeus Should Not Quit Over Affair

This comes from the same person who wrote a book on Reagan called "When Character was King." Double standard, anyone?
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Nov. 7, 2012

Minnesota and U.S. Election Results: Obama and Democrats Win Big

The elections tonight will determine whether President Obama or former Governor Romney wins the Presidency, and which parties will dominate Minnesota's political scene.

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Nov. 6, 2012

Virginia Polls: Obama in the Lead in the Biggest Swing State Nobody is Talking About

Despite being the third most visited state this campaign and an electoral vote heavyweight, Virginia has fallen off the media's radar recently. Why is that?
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Oct. 29, 2012

Presidential Polls 2012: Obama Set For Slim Win in Ohio As Romney Struggles on the Ground

Although President Obama and former Governor Romney are neck and neck in the national polls, Obama leads in the swing-state polls and has the ground game needed to secure victory.
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Oct. 23, 2012

Who Won the Third Presidential Debate: Obama Dominates Romney on Foreign Policy

President Barack Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney meet for the third time today in Florida to debate the current state and the future direction of American foreign policy.
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Oct. 16, 2012

Who Won the Second Presidential Debate: Obama Beat Romney, Likely to Get a Small Bounce

President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney meet again to propose and debate their competing plans for the country's future.