Waiting for Change: Race to the Top unleashes potential of American schools

Millions of students wake up every morning, pack their books and walk to schools that are failing them and their country. For the first time in the nation’s history, many education scholars fear the current generation of high school students will be less educated than their parents. In order for American schools to produce a … Continue reading

Not on Obama’s Watch: President takes stand for human rights in Libya

American-led forces unleashed a fury of missile strikes on Libyan installations this week, plunging the United States into a third Middle Eastern conflict and signaling the emergence of President Barack Obama’s own distinct foreign policy doctrine. In a shift away from the quagmire of mishaps that defined his predecessor’s foray into the Middle East, Obama … Continue reading

They Could Have Been Contenders: Republican Presidential Field Looks Thin

As difficult as the last two years have been for President Barack Obama, he is still proving to be a formidable opponent in the 2012 election – possibly explaining why no Republicans have formally announced their candidacy. At this point in 2007, Obama, Hillary Clinton and a handful of other candidates were already racking up … Continue reading

State of the Unions: Wisconsin Budget Battle an Attack on Democratic Party

The boisterous protests against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s efforts to end collective bargaining rights for public employees are about much more than the state’s budget crisis; it is an assault on the base of the Democratic Party. The capitol steps in Madison have become a last stand for the American Labor Movement and a battle … Continue reading

Boehner’s House vs. White House: House Speaker is playing chicken with President Obama

One of the biggest mysteries of the midterm election was whether House Speaker John Boehner could lead a divided Republican caucus comprised of 87 new members, many of whom were backed by the Tea Party. After a coalition of liberal Democrats and wayward Tea Party representatives rallied last Wednesday to shoot down funding for the … Continue reading

The Cost of College: Evergreen takes stand against Wash. State Legislators

Between covering campus life day after day and being full-time students, it is easy for student journalists to overlook a story. Gradual trends in higher education that affect student finances and the quality of their education during the course of a decade are difficult to cover, especially for a newspaper that has a completely new … Continue reading

Q&A with Lawrence Pintak: New Media Provoking String of Middle East Uprisings

Former Daily Evergreen Editor-in-Chief Gavin Mathis sat down with Lawrence Pintak, Edward R. Murrow College of Communication founding dean, Wednesday to discuss the uprising in Egypt, the role of new media in the Middle East and President Barack Obama’s Middle East policy. Here is an excerpt from their conversation: Gavin Mathis: Why is this string … Continue reading

Say No To Drug Prosecution: End the War on Drugs With Civil Disobedience

No one enjoys jury duty. Sitting for hours as lawyers poke and pry at your beliefs is about as exciting as waiting in line at the DMV. Jury duty is one of those civic responsibilities touted by high school government teachers that get ignored later in life — except for a jury in Missoula, Mont. … Continue reading

Winning the Future: State of the Union reflects new political reality for POTUS

Coming on the heels of his rousing speech in Tucson, Ariz., after the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, President Barack Obama delivered a nuanced State of the Union Tuesday, emphasizing job creation and reassuring Americans the “future is ours to win.” As he called for new investments in education and the nation’s infrastructure, Obama elevated … Continue reading

The Obama Presidency Part II: West Wing revamp could boost president’s image

The exodus of President Barack Obama’s closest advisers from the West Wing since the midterm election “shellacking” marks a strategic shift in the Obama Presidency. For the first time, Obama appears to finally embrace the role of a pragmatic leader, looking more like a commander-in-chief than the idealistic candidate elected two years ago. Much like … Continue reading

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