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Whether you lean to the left or to the right, the Political Polars blog covers the latest hot button issues in the race for the White House.

Should marijuana be legalized? (Crime and Revenue)

Should marijuana be legalized? (Crime and Revenue)

Daniel Giza, Staff Member

October 25, 2013

The results of a poll conducted recently by Gallop showed for the first time Americans now favor legalization of marijuana by a majority of 58% compared to 39% opposing. This shows how over the last few decades, Americans views on marijuana have been changing. Now with this change in place, it is time...

Breaking down the shutdown of the U.S. government

Breaking down the shutdown of the U.S. government

Daniel Giza, Staff Member

October 4, 2013

On Monday, Sept. 30 for the first time since 1996, the Federal Government of the United States has shut down. With both sides embroiled in political deadlock  over the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. ObamaCare), it does not look like the issue will be resolved anytime soon. However,  it is important to...

Paul Ryan pays a visit to Moon Township

Patrick Ryan, News Editor

October 20, 2012

The presidential bid for office of the President of the United States made yet another stop this morning in Moon Township. En route to Belmont, Ohio, Vice Presidential hopeful Paul Ryan got off his flight at Pittsburgh International Airport and made an appearance at a rally. Other guests at the rally...

Presidential debate: round two recap

Patrick Ryan, News Editor

October 19, 2012

This past Tuesday in the presidential debate, Obama surprised everyone, clearly earning the, “most improved,” award. If you compare Obama’s appearance last ngiht to the one two weeks ago, he was much more aggressive and established his place on the stage. Was it enough to lessen the game between...

Presidential debate: round two preview

Patrick Ryan, News Editor

October 16, 2012

Tonight will be the second presidential debate between President Barack Obama, and the challenger, Mitt Romney. The debate follows the Vice Presidential debate just a week before between Paul Ryan and Joe Biden, which, was a split decision on the victor based on whom you ask. That debate focused mainly...

Political Polars: Freedom of Speech or National Security?

Political Polars: Freedom of Speech or National Security?

Maria Mauti, Contributor

October 15, 2012

Thousands have protested. Endless commentary, documentaries, internet video responses have been ignited. An attack on a U.S. Embassy and the death of an innocent leader--a public call for action by the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton and a commercial apology from President Obama. Over what? A film ti...

Paul Ryan and Joe Biden set to square off in debate

Patrick Ryan, News Editor

October 11, 2012

Paul Ryan, the Republican Vice Presidential candidate and Mitt Romney’s running-mate, is set to square off against the incumbent Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday, Oct. 11. Depending who wins the debate, it could be either catastrophic for the Democratic party, more specifically Obama’s reelection...

First presidential debate breakdown

First presidential debate breakdown

Maria Mauti, Staff Writer

October 10, 2012

According to The Rasmussen Reports Daily Presidential Tracking Poll, Mitt Romney and President Obama are both gaining support from 48 percent of voters nationwide. According to www.rasmussereports.com, “One percent (1%) prefers some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided." ...

2012 Election Candidates

Patrick Ryan, Assistant News Editor

September 13, 2012

This November, voters everywhere throughout America will be asked to choose the next leader of the United States. The voters must decide if they want to stay with the incumbent democrat, Barack Obama, or change gears and go with the republican, ex-Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romney. Just as any other...

An analysis of the Democratic National Convention

An analysis of the Democratic National Convention

Anthony Moretti, RMU Journalism Professor

September 7, 2012

Voters in America’s 50 states are now less than 60 days away from electing the next President of the United States. Over the previous three nights, Democrats at their national convention made their case as to why the next president ought to be the current one. Voters ultimately will answ...