Philip Waggoner
Philip Waggoner

Doctoral student in political science, studying at the University of Houston.

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Nov. 6, 2013

HealthCare.Gov vs. Bush's Wars: Which Do Americans Hate More?

President Obama's approval rating is lower than Bush's was at this point in his presidency. Do Americans hate Obama's policies as much as his predecessor's?

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Sept. 30, 2013

Defund Obamacare? This is the Wrong Time to Be Playing Political Games

With the recent House Provision to fund the government while defunding Obamacare, there are bigger issues at stake for the country. If a government shutdown occurs, the oucomes are not pretty.
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Aug. 30, 2013

Bob Filner Resignation: Why This is His Last Day in Politics

With Bob Filner's resignation as mayor of San Diego, a cursory overview of his tumultuous, scandal-ridden political tenure reveals his political demise was only a matter of time.
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July 30, 2013

Two Simple Things Every American Should Know About the Smart Grid

With the growth of new energy technologies and the current, out of date power grid, implementing the smart grid is the logical next step to remain commensurate with technological change.
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July 24, 2013

Why Didn't Bill Clinton Go After Osama Bin Laden?

Osama Bin Laden is dead. But what if his treacherous doings could've been avoided before the World Trade Centers were attacked?
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July 2, 2013

Obamacare: State Exchanges Will Have a Drastic Effect on Healthcare October 1

With less than 100 days for the state exchanges to take effect as a key provision of Obamacare, the ride may not be as smooth as some are expecting or even hoping it will go.

June 22, 2013

Will MOOCs Revolutionize Higher Ed — Or Will They Just Make It Even More Expensive?

While the world is increasingly globalized, education is not far behind. But at what cost?
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June 6, 2013

Obama Nominees: President Names 3 Nominees Simultaneously to Spark Inevitable GOP Backlash

Amid the bitter partisan war being waged in Washington, the simultaneous nomination of three candidates to fill the vacant seats on the DC Circuit Appeals Court deepens the US partisan divide.
May 30, 2013

Fisher v. The University of Texas: The Death Knell For Affirmative Action?

With the fate of affirmative action, a major part of the American public education system, in the balance, the slightly right-leaning Supreme Court will likely end its legacy in the coming days.
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May 7, 2013

Immigration Reform 2013: As the Country Changes, So Do Republicans

With the advent of an immigration-reform bill, immigration law isn't the only thing we see changing. The very nature of the Republican Party is in flux.
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May 1, 2013

North Korea War: Why It's Not in the News Anymore

North Korea has disappeared from the headlines, and that may mean that the rest of the world has decided the country is just a harmless irritant.