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Jason Neidleman on health care, Coldplay

Jason Neidleman on health care, Coldplay

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason Neidleman has recently started a new faculty reading group to try and create more academic dialogue among professors. I caught up with him to discuss the group’s purpose as well as his take on the health care debate and what’s playing on his iPod.

CPAC auditions as a comedy show

CPAC auditions as a comedy show

C-SPAN isn’t usually synonymous with laugh out loud comedy, despite what Jon Stewart is able to do with it, but the annual Conservative Political Action Conference might have made a run at next year’s Emmy for Best Old Comedy.

Newt Gingrich talks leadership at Claremont lecture

Newt Gingrich talks leadership at Claremont lecture

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich spoke about leadership during a time of change last week before a crowd of about 600 students and community members at Scripps College’s Garrison Theater in Claremont.

Let 'em filibuster

Let 'em filibuster

In President Obama’s first State of the Union address he resembled the candidate who was swept into office last November.

Franken amendment is a no-brainer

The amendment to the FY2010 Defense Appropriations Bill proposed by newly elected Minnesota Sen. Al Franken essentially ensures people employed by defense contractors with the Department of Defense can sue corporations without being forced into private, internal arbitration.

Keep the Internet free from oppression

Keep the Internet free from oppression

The topic of Internet is boring, but it is interesting to see just how many people have practically zero knowledge about it.

The case for moderation

The case for moderation

I am a firm believer of moderation. It balances an issue, either from extreme sides of an issue, or bringing light to a minority opinion that might otherwise be lost in a sea of majority opinion.

What happened to civility?

Lately civilized debate does not get air time. Unfortunately, uttering facts – long, complicated facts – does not get air time. Respectfulness to people, tradition and customs does not get air time either.

A progressive summer

A progressive summer

In an all out attempt to become more politically and socially active this summer I decided to take the opportunity to involve myself in many activities that people might label progressive.

Festival promotes peace with art

Festival promotes peace with art

From an idea between friends to an event that brought many together, the Peace and Justice Festival on April 12 in Claremont used many mediums of expression to shed light on world issues.

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