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Why North Carolina should opt into Medicaid expansion

Although the Supreme Court upheld the overall constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act over the summer, its ruling on Medicaid expansion gives states much autonomy. Individual states are allowed to  opt out of Medicaid expansion. How North Carolina will move on Medicaid expansion is currently unclear. Opting in would have bring copious benefits to the… Continue reading Why North Carolina should opt into Medicaid expansion

National Feature

Looking Forward: Obama’s Second Term

By Diego Quezada After Tuesday’s election, the balance of power remains unchanged in Washington: the Democrats will control the White House and the Senate, and the Republicans still have a sizable majority in the House. New York Times columnist David Brooks predicted Oct. 29 that a second President Barack Obama term would start off with… Continue reading Looking Forward: Obama’s Second Term

Campus Life · Local Feature · National Feature

The Road to 270

By Ciera Echols After over a year of watching primaries, debates, and presidential campaigns, it’s hard to believe that the presidential election will be over Tuesday. After spending the past six months working on the greatest campaign ever—President Barack Obama’s—I am confident and ecstatic that the election results on Tuesday will be in our favor. … Continue reading The Road to 270

National Feature · The Devil's Advocate

Obama: Come for our guns

By Diego Quezada During the second presidential debate, an undecided voter asked President Barack Obama what he planned to do to curb gun violence. Governor Mitt Romney predictably pivoted to a discussion on families and said that people should get married before having children. But that wasn’t disappointing; it shouldn’t surprise anyone when Romney evades… Continue reading Obama: Come for our guns

International Feature · National Feature

The Future of Foreign Policy in the Middle East

By Ciera Echols The role that America should play in the future of the Middle East must be meticulously calculated. America must not become heavily entangled in the future affairs of the Middle East. Although we must still stand by our Middle Eastern Allies, we must now work on reducing our involvement in the Middle… Continue reading The Future of Foreign Policy in the Middle East

Campus Life · National Feature

Unemployment down to 7.8%

In addition to your midterms (hopefully) being over for a while and fall break being only a week away, there’s something else to celebrate this weekend. September’s unemployment numbers were reported today, and dropped to 7.8%—the lowest they’ve been since January 2009. The unemployment rate in August was 8.1%. September job creation was apparent in… Continue reading Unemployment down to 7.8%