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After 14 years, US should pull troops out of Afghanistan

President Barack Obama addresses U.S. troops at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.
By Flickr user DVIDSHUB

April 22, 2015

By Ian Kea America’s longest war will drag on with President Barack Obama’s announcement that the number of troops in Afghanistan will remain the same through 2015, instead of decreasing by half as previously planned in 2014, according to CNN. Obama’s decision to not decrease the number of deployed...

Iran’s nuclear deal sparks fear in Israel

Prime Minister Netanyahu with Speaker John Boehner.
By Flickr user John Boehner

Alexa Gagosz

April 8, 2015

President Barack Obama has reassured Israel that the U.S. is Israel’s strongest supporter after some fear over the outline of Iran’s new nuclear agreement, according to The Guardian. In the agreement, Iran and six world powers, including the U.S., U.K., France, Russia, China, and Germany, have...

Russia’s economy takes a blow

Alexa Gagosz

December 17, 2014

Back in April, Forbes Magazine reported that the U.S. Treasury Department announced further sanctions on seven Russian officials and 17 Russian companies. One of those companies was Rosneft, Russia’s largest oil economy, led by Igor Sechin. The other companies included several financial institutions...

Putin risks it all: Analyzing the Russian President’s comments on Ukraine

(Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Matt Bacon

March 5, 2014

Over the last week or so, one issue has dominated the international news headlines: the crisis in Ukraine. Following the overthrow of pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych, Russian forces have occupied Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula. The peninsula is the site of a Russian naval base, and about 60...

Obama, Patrick focus on education and economic policy

(Photo by Flickr user the office of Governor Deval Patrick)

Sam Humphrey

January 29, 2014

By Thalia Yunen and Sam Humphrey President Barack Obama gave his 2014 State of the Union Address in the Chamber of the House of Representatives to speak about his plans for the rest of his term in office. Governor Deval Patrick also gave his State of the Commonwealth address on Tuesday, due to threat...

Debating the Presidential Debate

Debating the Presidential Debate

Ethan M. Long

October 3, 2012

Tonight Americans will turn on their television sets to watch the first of four announced debates between Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney (R-MA) and incumbent President Barack Obama (D), an event many political commentators have hailed as the most important debate in decades. While Mitt has had practice...

Editor’s word: Nov. 14, 2009

November 14, 2009

The election of Barack Obama as President of the United States is a huge breakthrough in American history. He is revered by the majority of the world, so much that he can now add a Nobel Peace Prize to his resume, leaving many people, both supporters and opponents, asking if he really deserves the prize...

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