Katelyn Fossett
Katelyn Fossett

Graduated in 2011 with a degree in Middle Eastern Studies; interested in American politics, Middle East, and gender/feminism.

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Jan. 4, 2013

Fisher v. University of Texas: Supreme Court Could End Affirmative Action, and Efforts to Bridge Race

Changes in public opinion toward affirmative action reflect a profound rethinking of race, privilege, and diversity in America.

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Dec. 28, 2012

Bush 41 In ICU...Along with the Moderate Conservatism He Represented

As the national government is again mired in hyperpartisan gridlock, remembering the legacy of Bush, Sr., and the moderate conservatism that he represented, conjures a striking contrast.
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Dec. 15, 2012

Why Susan Rice's Secretary of State Withdrawal Will Actually Help Democrats

If Republicans need examples of good leadership, they should look no further than Susan Rice's letter announcing her withdrawal from consideration for Secretary of State.
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Dec. 14, 2012

Pope Twitter Account: Is the Vatican Really Moving Into the 21st Century?

The myth that a revolutionary shift is happening because a movement or group is using social media should have been debunked by now.
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Dec. 9, 2012

Tax Code Reform is an Unrealistic Solution to The Fiscal Cliff

Tax code reform would undoubtedly be tough work, as it would involve manipulating incentives that, together, make up the economic status quo.
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Nov. 29, 2012

NYC Fast Food Workers Strike, Showing the Cost of Neglecting Minimum Wage

Compensation grievances have effects far beyond signalling the end of the Twinkie. From Walmart to fast food worker strikes in New York City, minimum wage is a crucial economic issue.

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Nov. 24, 2012

Egypt Protests: Muslim Brotherhood Power Grab Could Be an Opportunity for Liberal Seculars

Could widespread protests against Morsi's dictatorial power grab present an opportunity for liberal seculars to reclaim the revolution's legacy?
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Nov. 20, 2012

Obama Burma Trip: Goal is to Send a Message to China

Obama will praise the progress already made and push for more reforms in Myanmar, but the most important goal of the trip is sending a message to China.
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Nov. 13, 2012

Benghazi Cover Up? How the Petraeus Affair Feeds the Paranoid Style in American Politics

How valid are the cover-up theories surrounding Benghazi, David Patraeus, and Paula Broadwell?
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Nov. 12, 2012

Election 2012 Results: Why Mitt Romney Was a Step Backward For the GOP

Can fiscal conservatism appeal to enough voters to win an election? Yes, but not 2012's manifestation of it.
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Nov. 2, 2012

Chris Christie and Michael Bloomberg Might Help Reelect President Obama

Obama was finally able to break through allegations of stubborn partisanship in the last few days of the campaign.

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Oct. 30, 2012

Hurricane Sandy 2012: Was the New York Hurricane Overhyped

The problem wasn't that Hurricane Sandy was over-hyped. The problem is that we are so prone to news sensationalism, that we ignored the dangers.
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Oct. 26, 2012

Foreign Policy Obama vs Romney: Both Have Poor Middle East Policy

Obama emphasized the importance of equality and democratic ideals in new Middle Eastern governments in Monday's debate. His administration's policies tell a different story.
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Oct. 22, 2012

Who Won the Presidential Debate: Obama Won, Education is Now a Foreign Policy Issue

Follow along for updates at the third and final 2012 Presidential Debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney in Boca Raton, Florida.
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Oct. 21, 2012

Syria Civil War: The Beirut Bombing and What It Means for the Region and America

Friday's bombing in Beirut reveals old power struggles that have implications far beyond Lebanon and Syria.
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Oct. 16, 2012

Presidential Debate Preview: How Obama Can Regain His Mojo in Second Presidential Debate

After a listless performance in the first presidential debate, Barack Obama will have to convince viewers that he understands their problems, while making a strong case for a second term.

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Oct. 14, 2012

Stephen Colbert Meet the Press Interview and Sunday Political Recap

On Sunday’s "Meet the Press," little was said about the candidates that hasn’t been said yet this far in the election season. But Stephen Colbert said it best.
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Oct. 11, 2012

VP Debate 2012: Biden vs Ryan Debate May Hinge On Issue Nobody is Talking About

Thursday's vice presidential debate in Danville, Kentucky gives Vice President Joe Biden a chance to distinguish his administration's policies from the anti-women positions of Paul Ryan.