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2016, Pt II

[This article is a continuation of 2016 Pt I] The 2016 elections are over. With their perpetual dominance of the news cycle at our …

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2016, Pt. I

It is said that history is recorded by its victors. Apart from the traditional understanding of this maxim, we at The Mendenhall …

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The Limits of Hypocrisy

To say that in 2015 the American political landscape is a tangled marsh of philosophical contradictions, inconsistent ideals, and mixed premises should …

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Iran and the Anatomy of Compromise

Yesterday, after months of terse negotiations, domestic pushback, and persistent gloating and ridicule by the opposite side, the Obama administration finally announced …

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A War of Symbols

The headline of a story in The Washington Post on Saturday, May 23, read, “The Islamic State’s Disturbingly Successful Week.” The accompanying …

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The Legislative Executive

Last night, President Obama announced his executive order modifying America’s immigration system. The order defers the deportation of approximately four million undocumented …

Obama in the Mirror

None for All, All for Nothing

The Obama administration, so it says, is the administration for the working and middle classes against the purported abuses of the wealthy. …