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Muller: The GOP’s dangerous brushes with crazy

Yoni Muller, Columnist

October 10, 2012

Congratulations, Republicans, you’ve done it again. You have stood tall, raised your heads up high and expressed your beliefs proudly and passionately. More importantly though, you don’t let anybody stop you — not the radical left-wing media, not scientific fact and observation, not even standards-of-humanity...

White House economic adviser speaks at Northwestern

White House economic adviser speaks at Northwestern

Patrick Svitek, Online Managing Editor

October 8, 2012

President Barack Obama's chief economic adviser arrived Monday at Northwestern bearing familiar news — and excusing himself for sounding like a broken record. "The U.S. economy is slowly healing," Alan Krueger, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, told nearly 400 attendees in...

Watters: Romney’s jobs negativity rubs the wrong way

Arabella Watters, Assistant Forum Editor

October 7, 2012

When the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its monthly jobs report Friday, I felt an odd sense of conflict. I should have been ecstatic that the economy might finally be looking up. Contrary to some theories out there, numbers don’t lie, and the unemployment rate has finally dropped below 8 percent. For...

NU Votes registers students for 2012 election

Cat Zakrzewski, Assistant Campus Editor

October 4, 2012

A Northwestern student group on Wednesday distributed nearly 500 voter registration and absentee ballot forms in an effort to encourage increased student turnout in the November general election. NU Votes, a non-partisan initiative of the Center for Civic Engagement, hosted an All-Campus Voter Registrati...

Jaro: Let’s hold debaters to their words

Jaro: Let’s hold debaters to their words

Jan Jaro, Columnist

October 4, 2012

Dear President Obama and Gov. Romney, I was never much of a Sesame Street guy growing up (I know, I didn’t have much of a childhood). Even so, I’m still sorry to hear that Big Bird might disappear from my 10-month-old brother’s television screen. I’m worried about his future well-being, in...