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Watters: Electoral College predictions give this voter sense of lack of impact

Arabella Watters, Assistant Forum Editor

October 15, 2012

If there’s anything I’ve realized as the coverage of the election has intensified in the last few weeks, it's that my vote isn’t really going to do that much toward determining the presidency. It’s a little fatalistic, I know, but it's states like Florida, North Carolina, Wisconsin and...

Vice-presidential debate sways Northwestern students

Cat Zakrzewski, Assistant Campus Editor

October 12, 2012

Students gathered at the Communications Residential College to watch the only vice presidential debate of the 2012 election may not all agree on a candidate. Still, viewers reached the consensus that Thursday night's debate was much more lively than last week's presidential one. About 30 students from...

Schakowsky discusses key election issues with Northwestern students

Schakowsky discusses key election issues with Northwestern students

Jamie Lovegrove, Reporter

October 12, 2012

Less than a month from Election Day, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) defended her progressive policy choices in an on-campus speech Thursday evening. Schakowsky, a representative of the ninth district, which includes Evanston, spoke adamantly to about 30 students in Scott Hall about many of her political...

Watters: Biden shows fire Obama lacked

Watters: Biden shows fire Obama lacked

Arabella Watters, Assistant Forum Editor

October 11, 2012

Tonight's vice presidential debate made me realize one thing: Joe Biden should be running for president instead of Barack Obama. In a brief 90 minutes, Biden displayed more conviction towards the party’s policies than Obama has in the past year. The juxtaposition between Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan...

Kearney: Schakowsky shows fighting spirit we need in Congress

Kearney: Schakowsky shows fighting spirit we need in Congress

Ryan Kearney, Columnist

October 11, 2012

This election season, Americans have divided opinions on pretty much every issue, but one thing that basically everyone can agree on (setting aside Congressional relatives) is that Congress is simply a broken and miserable system. I, too, am often mystified and frustrated by the gridlock and grandstanding...