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The Blue & Gray Press | December 16, 2017

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Op Ed: Obama’s Wars

February 2, 2017 |

By IAN SCOTT WILSON

Barrack Hussein Obama is the only President of these United States to have the distinction of presiding over our nation while it was at war during the entire length of his presidency. He was at war … Read More

Current American policy against ISIS lacks commitment, new strategy needed

December 3, 2015 |

By BRANDON QUINTIN

It has been nearly 15 months since the beginning of Operation Inherent Resolve—the codename for the American intervention against ISIS. Since then, the radical terrorist group has launched a number of sophisticated attacks, signaling to the world that they are far from defeated. The recent attacks, as well as the situation on the ground in the Middle East, should be enough to convince American leadership that the current policy is failing.
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Reflection on Obama’s presidency reveals ongoing racism

November 5, 2015 |

By NATALIE FURMAN

A quick Google search of “Obama + Racism” readily reveals the rampant racism directed toward the President and his family. The images section is filled with photos depicting Obama as a monkey titled Commander in Chimp, his face on the front of a food stamp, all meant to target stereotypical ideas of Democrats and African Americans alike. Obviously, one must not look too far to see how deeply rooted racism is in our modern America.Read More

Obama moves to keep his promise to millions of immigrants

November 19, 2014 |

By MONA OSMER

“I am not going to give up this fight until it gets done,” President Barack Obama has incessantly vowed in regards to immigration reform.Read More

Jonathan Gruber unveils the reality of the Affordable Care Act Campaign

November 19, 2014 |

By COLEMAN HOPKINS

Our generation has known how to utilize social media since we were in middle school, and it has impacted us in more ways than imaginable.Read More

Obama stops the buck and throws it over to Congress

September 5, 2013 |

Harry Truman, the 33rd president of the United States, was a simple man with a simple philosophy about governance: “The buck stops here.” President Barack Obama’s actions however, imply a revised version of his Democratic forbearer’s famous words, “The buck stops a few blocks from here, on the steps of Congress.”Read More

Obama's gun plan infringes on rights

January 23, 2013 |

By LUKE MENDELSOHN
President Barack Obama recently released his plan for gun control in response to numerous mass shootings in the recent years, culminating in the recent Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. Obama’s extensive plan entails four key points that outline the gun control legislation he hopes congress will pass. The main points in his plan outline steps to curb gun violence, but where Obama goes too far is in asking Americans to surrender the right to own assault weapons and magazines that have the capacity to hold more than ten rounds.Read More

Obama Deserves Four More Years to Build on Foundation

October 31, 2012 |

By LAILA AYUB
After all of the political ads, debates and endless media coverage of mess-ups from all sides; from the primaries, which seemed to begin a year ago, to this last sprint before the election, I am welcoming the end of this campaign season. Read More

Letter to the Editor: Incumbent leads the only path to move forward

October 31, 2012 |

This election is one of the most important of our lifetime. There are two rival opinions on how to move forward, and the UMW Young Democrats feel that current President Barack Obama is the best choice this November.Read More

Incumbent's Ad Full of Tired Rhetoric Produces Little Movement Forward

October 3, 2012 |

In his latest attack ad, President Barack Obama faces the camera and delivers quite a medley of Orwellian word-welding. He gave no specifics on how he would help the 23 million Americans who are unemployed or underemployed, and didn’t even mention the 15 million Americans who have been forced to go on food stamps under his watch.Read More

Foreign Policies Should be on Election Frontline

September 26, 2012 |

By MAX REINHARDT

It is time to have a talk about the red-headed stepchild of the 2012 election: foreign policy. Even though the dismal economy has eclipsed international affairs, an array of important questions must be addressed.

First, do we … Read More

DNC Declares Culture Wars

September 13, 2012 |

By MAX REINHARDT

During their Party’s convention in Charlotte, N.C. last week, the Democrats eased the ebullience for a few moments to feature a few former Republican politicians in an effort to convince this election’s fence-sitters that the Republican Party … Read More

Citizens' Apathy Creates No Change

September 13, 2012 |

By JAMES MOORE According to a report by the United States census, in the 2008 general election, 64 percent of voting-age citizens voted. This may come across as surprising. After all, that means that 36 percent of the potential voting … Read More

Candidates Shoot at Each Other, Lose the Vote

September 13, 2012 |

By MARIAH YOUNG and JONATHAN POLSON Ads, conventions, campaign tour visits; every four years, the presidential election seems like a never-ending event. Your television starts to function as a monotone loop of political buzz words, and your basic Internet sources … Read More

Obama Warns Colleges Not to Raise Tuition

February 22, 2012 |

By COLLEEN HUBER

President Barack Obama proposed a plan to help lower the cost of public college tuition in his State of the Union address in January, planning to reduce funding to those schools that continue to increase tuition.

“It … Read More

Obama’s New Political Stunt

February 22, 2012 |

For over two weeks, the political discourse in this country has been dominated by the Obama administration’s plan to force Catholic hospitals and charities to provide health insurance plans that cover contraception. This new decree is just the latest chronicle in Obama’s desperate quest to win a second term. He seems to have a malign talent for driving divisive non-issues into the national dialogue.Read More

Obama Tackles College Affordability at Michigan

February 1, 2012 |

By MAXWELL REINHARDT

Last Friday, Jan. 27, President Barack Obama’s long-awaited rally at the University of Michigan began. The numbers were overwhelming. Thousands of students gathered in the early morning hours, in the frigid cold, clamoring for a chance to … Read More

Loan Debt Crushing College Grads

December 8, 2011 |

The current outstanding student loan debt has now surpassed the outstanding current credit card debt, according to FinAid.org and CNBC’s report “The Price of Admission.”

FinAid.org reported that the student loan debt has been increasing at a rate of $2,853.88 … Read More

Helping Manage Student Loan Debt

November 2, 2011 |

By BARACK OBAMA

Over the last few weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to get out of Washington and talk with folks across the country about how we can create jobs and get our economy growing faster.

This is a tough … Read More

Obama Brings Troops Back Home

October 26, 2011 |

By CALVIN SHERWOOD

The troops are coming home by the end of the year. In a rather bold statement for President Obama, he committed to his 2008 campaign promise and stated that almost 39,000 soldiers will be home for the … Read More

Obama Shifts To The Left

October 13, 2011 |

As of late, all political talk has circled around the Republican candidates and their struggle to obtain the GOP nomination. Read More

Staff Editorial: Protests Compensate For Failed Government

October 13, 2011 |

2008 was the year it was supposed to happen. President Barack Obama was elected because he made a promise to the American people: we were going to rebuild this nation. Obama supporters sat with optimistic and believed, what Time called, “the decade from hell,” had ended two years early.Read More

Jobs Bill is Rhetorical Nonsense

September 14, 2011 |

After performing an exhaustive study on current events in America, I have concluded that the state of the economy is crap. While my primary source of evidence for this study is that I don’t have as much money as I … Read More

Opposing Viewpoints: President Wise on Libya

March 30, 2011 |

It is difficult to be a Noble Peace Prize President waging three wars, but that is exactly what President Barack Obama has done. On Monday night, Obama stated that not intervening in Libya would be a “betrayal of who we … Read More

Opposing Viewpoints: Obamacare Will be Outlawed

February 9, 2011 |

Remember when the health care issue was a popular point extolled by the Democrats for popularity? It was a long time ago and you’d have to jog your memory a bit. Ever since President Obama managed to secure its passage, … Read More

Opposing Viewpoints: Republicans will halt Obama's progress

November 10, 2010 |

In the infinite power struggle of politics, the Republican Party used fear tactics to scare their conservative constituents into voting, and is now the majority in the House of Representatives. Democrats still hold majority in the Senate under representation of … Read More

Split Government Causes Growing Pains for Obama

November 3, 2010 |

If you are like me, you were up until 3 a.m. on election night watching CNN for the midterm election updates with the fervor of a 14-year-old girl watching a Jonas Brothers concert. My roommate begged me to shut the … Read More

Opposing Viewpoints: Obama deserves more credit for deeds

November 3, 2010 |

When you take every negative connotation of existing ideologies and extend them to hyperbolic falsehoods, you lose sight of reality.

The Tea Party threw their temper tantrum over President Obama’s “socialist plot to take over the world,” and a liberal … Read More

Opposing Viewpoints: Failure to deliver will be President’s ruin

November 3, 2010 |

Politics can come off as a lot of whining that bugs college students; we can tell when they’re dancing around an issue with fancy words because we use them to fill our papers.  Papers full of flowery vocabulary do poorly, … Read More

In Conference Call, Obama Addresses College Journalists

September 29, 2010 |

By THOMAS BOWMAN and ANNE ELDER

President Obama hosted a nation-wide conference call with college journalists on Monday, Sept. 27, where he addressed issues pertinent to college students and their families.

The call lasted approximately 30 minutes and allowed … Read More