James Kirtland
James Kirtland

I'm a college student in and from Ohio. I'm majoring in Political Science, and aspire to become a political journalist.

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Aug. 13, 2013

Wikipedia's Co-Founder is Ready to Call China's Bluff

After the Great Firewall of China blocked access to the encrypted version of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales has had enough.

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July 27, 2013

Ohio Attorney General Tries to Spite Dying Gay Man

Mike DeWine challenges U.S. v. Windsor to deny a dying man's final wish: to have his spouse recognized after his death so they can be buried alongside each other.
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July 9, 2013

Sandra Osterman Testimony Censored in Latest CNN Blunder

CNN censored Sandra Osterman's testimony during the George Zimmerman trial, confusing viewers. But it's just the latest in a series of serious mistakes made by the network this year.
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July 2, 2013

Can Alison Lundergan Grimes Beat Mitch McConnell In 2014?

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes has committed to a race with Mitch McConnell for a seat in the U.S. Senate for 2014. It's going to be a wild race.
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June 18, 2013

Farm Bill 2013: 26 Members of Congress Take the SNAP Challenge to Protest Cuts

Democratic representatives from all over the nation have come together to show how bad it is for the poorest of Americans as their nutrition assistance programs are being reduced.
June 4, 2013

Gay Marriage 2013: Half Of Young Republicans Probably Wouldn't Vote For an Anti-Gay Candidate

GOP Millennial members have begun voicing their support for gay marriage, continuing the steady change of ideals as the Republican Party is put in the hands of younger generations.

May 16, 2013

Kevin Cramer: North Dakota Congressman Blames Abortion For School Shootings

"40 years ago, the United States Supreme Court sanctioned abortion on demand. And we wonder why our culture sees school shootings so often," commented Rep. Kramer at a recent commencement event.