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Obama’s NSA bulk proposal leaves major issue in place

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Sam Humphrey

April 2, 2014

Last Monday, The New York Times reported that the Obama administration would soon announce a plan to end the National Security Agency (NSA)’s bulk collection of Americans’ telephone data. However, as news outlets soon reported, the reform does little to actually protect Americans’ privacy and shri...

State of the Union address promotes Americanism

State of the Union address promotes Americanism

February 5, 2014

By Benjamin Linares Part of the job of the President of the United States is to inspire, to bring Americans to their our feet and to make them feel even more American. The annual State of the Union address is an opportunity to do just that. I am not about to critique President Barack Obama’s every...

Discussion questions Obama’s economic policies

Casey Mulligan, University of Chicago professor of economics
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November 13, 2013

By: Sam Humphrey University of Chicago Professor Casey Mulligan visited Suffolk University Nov. 5 to discuss his new book The Redistribution Recession: How Labor Market Distortions Contracted the Economy, which became a standing room only event, packed tightly with students and professors. Mulligan’s...

Suffolk students react to Obamacare following the president’s visit

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Dani Marrero

November 6, 2013

After the less-than-successful launch of the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama visited Faneuil Hall in Boston Oct. 30 to discuss the act’s debut. Massachusetts is a state already familiar to a similar health insurance structure as applied by former Governor Mitt Romney, and Obama used...

College Students Disappointed with Results of Sequestration

Miles Halpine

March 28, 2013

On March 1, President Barack Obama signed into effect sequestration cuts that will have a negative financial impact on state and federal government agencies, as well as millions of Americans nationwide. Lawmakers in the Capitol tried to reach a deal between Democrats and Republicans, but were not successful. After...

Obama gave overambitious State of the Union

Obama gave overambitious State of the Union

February 20, 2013

Shayne C. Dunbaugh  Journal Contributor Indeed the “State of the Union” is in an uproar.  The President has seemingly reignited the “Greatest Society” dream of an economically opulent planned America, all while simultaneously shoving through tighter gun restrictions wrapped in between segme...

Obama’s State of the Union speech attempts to unite a divided nation

Miles Halpine

February 13, 2013

President Barack Obama gave his annual State of the Union speech before a joint session of Congress which included the House of Representatives, Senate, Supreme Court Justices, various members of his cabinet, and many other dignitaries. Grant Weaver, a sophomore at Suffolk, explained he was watching...

Editor’s word: Feb 13, 2013

February 13, 2013

While numerous news outlets have pumped out stories calling President Obama’s State of the Union address “ambitious,” what we really heard last night were the same crowd-pleaser proposals about bringing jobs back to America and restoring the glory of the middle class. While some of Obama’s points,...

Economic pessimism is a bunch of rhetoric

Economic pessimism is a bunch of rhetoric

January 31, 2013

Joshua Caldwell  Journal Contributor I hope this reaches you. If you’re reading this, then you must be one of the few survivors. I commend you on your fortitude and your ability to persevere in this post-apocalyptic America that the re-election of President Barack Obama... Wait, everyone is aliv...

Obama’s second inauguration brings promises for the next four years

Miles Halpine

January 24, 2013

With an estimated audience of over one million people covering the National Mall, Obama and Biden took the oath of office for a second time on Jan. 21. Even though it seemed to be a much bigger deal last time, when the first African-American was being sworn in as President, the inauguration this time...

Obama delivers progressive inauguration speech

January 23, 2013

Ally Johnson  Journal Staff TRIGGER WARNING: The following opinion piece contains information about sexual assault. Three things coincided this past Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. There was President Barack Obama’s Inauguration, Martin Luther King Day, as well as National Gun Appreciation day. Firearm ent...

Obama Foreign Policy Shift Toward Asia

Obama Foreign Policy Shift Toward Asia

Matt Bacon

November 7, 2012

Over the course of his first administration, President Barack Obama has subtly made a dramatic shift in American foreign policy. While notably drawing down the wars in the Middle East, he has quietly shifted our focus to Asian-Pacific region. Under Obama’s foreign policy plan, 60 percent of U.S....

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