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Chapter Keeps Abroad Brothers in the Loop

This article was originally published in the spring 2012 issue of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Journal. One chapter was challenged by a striking statistic: more than one half of American University undergraduate students choose to study abroad. The constant outflow of older brothers to distant schools and continents could have destabilized the brotherhood. New members would … Continue reading

ITES: Super Ohio

This is the eighth entry in “It’s the Economy, Stupid” a 15-part series analyzing the local economic news in five swing states. No other Super Tuesday contest offered more late-night drama than Buckeye State’s primary. Long after the results were in for the nine other voting states, Ohio’s contest was still too-close-to-call. But by the end of the … Continue reading

ITES: Refine Baby, Refine?

This is the seventh entry in “It’s the Economy, Stupid” a 15-part series analyzing the local economic news in five swing states. Sardonic websites are dedicated to lampooning the Washington Metro. But it is wonderful to rely on the region’s at-times dysfunctional public transportation throughout a month that witnessed the average price of gasoline rise by 30 cents. To that … Continue reading

ITES: Profiling New Mexico’s Economy

This is the sixth entry in “It’s the Economy, Stupid” a 15-part series analyzing the local economic news in five swing states. It is a destination famous for aged mud brick dwellings, UFO conspiracy theories, and now the runway to meet those little green men. This year marks the 100th anniversary of a state that retains its majority-minority … Continue reading

ITES: Profiling Ohio’s Economy

This is the fifth entry in “It’s the Economy, Stupid” a 15-part series analyzing the local economic news in five swing states. Despite reports to the contrary, this state’s economy continued to exist following the departure of LeBron James. Other than jilted sports franchises, it’s known for nuts, nearly forgotten Presidents, and airplanes. This heart-shaped state in the Midwest … Continue reading

ITES: Profiling Colorado’s Economy

This is the fourth entry in “It’s the Economy, Stupid” a 15-part series analyzing the local economic news in five swing states. Lavish Aspen, Crass South Park, and the venerated Mile High home of Tim Tebow all claim a piece of this next state. Although no candidate is likely to mount his conquest of the square in van styled … Continue reading

ITES: Profiling Florida’s Economy

This is the third entry in ”It’s the Economy, Stupid” a 15-part series analyzing the local economic news in five swing states. It is in the Sunshine State where North is south and South is north – politically at least. It is a state made infamous for butterfly ballots and hanging chads, and is famous for Mickey Mouse and … Continue reading

ITES: Profiling Pennsylvania’s Economy

This is the second entry in “It’s the Economy, Stupid” a 15-part series analyzing the local economic news in five swing states. It’s known as the Keystone, Quaker, Coal, Oil, and perhaps someday soon the Gas State (more on that later). But to its close to 13 million inhabitants who embrace its motto of “Virtue, Liberty, and Independence,” it … Continue reading

“It’s the Economy, Stupid” – Intro to Blogging 2012 Swing States

This is the first entry in “It’s the Economy, Stupid” a 15-part series analyzing the local economic news in five swing states. If the acrimonious debt ceiling debate of this past summer, the maneuverings and failure of the Super Committee this past fall, and the pivoting and re-pivoting to “jobs, jobs, JOBS,” by every presidential candidate has not … Continue reading

Jon Stewart’s Lesson: Fact-Based Political Critique

An essay for Honors 302: Entertainment, Comedy, & Politics: it critiques the stated objectivity of the news media, and assesses the value provided by Jon Stewart’s subjective interview style. Written 5 Oct. 2011. Jon Stewart, of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, critically engages guests in a style, which contrasts the purportedly objective interviews hosted by … Continue reading

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