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Miles: Voters didn’t beat around Bush, he’s out

The Salt Pile
February 26, 2016

The South Carolina primaries on the evening of Feb. 20 marked the end of the road for Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, who announced that he was dropping out of the race. Another one bites...

Assmus: My New Year’s resolution is to become more politically aware

Thoughtful Consideration
January 22, 2016

January is well under way, and most people are either doing well on their New Year's resolutions or have already given them up, if they made any at all. Instead of doing the clichéd eat healthy or exercise...

Ohio’s constitutional amendment voting results

November 6, 2015

Redistricting redone Issue 1, approved with 77.7 percent of the vote, is a new state constitution amendment that created an Ohio Bipartisan Redistricting Commission consisting of seven numbers: the...

Letters of intent to run for USG positions due March 31

March 26, 2015

If you’re interested in running for a position in the Undergraduate Student Government (USG), you’re in luck. Letters of intent will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on March 31. All of the positions...

Couldn’t beat the odds

MIchael Wager
CWRU political science professor reflects on failed 2014 Congressional bid
February 12, 2015

When Michael Wager decided to run as the Democratic candidate for the House of Representatives in the 2014 midterm elections, he thought that he had a serious chance to win. He described Ohio’s 14th...

Letter to the editor

November 14, 2014

To the editor: I applaud Kassie Stewart’s advocacy of healthy lifestyles for Case Western Reserve University students and, ultimately, alumni who experience the benefits of fitness while enrolled...

Ohio’s election turnout may be the lowest in state’s history

November 14, 2014

Preliminary numbers show that Ohio’s voter turnout in the Nov. 4 midterm elections may be the state’s lowest ever, with only 3.15 million votes reported statewide, around 36.2 percent of eligible voters. The...

Cleveland voters say no to traffic cameras

Traffic Cameras
November 13, 2014

The voters of Cleveland have spoken: they want the traffic cameras removed. With drivers frequently complaining about the inaccuracy of the cameras, 77 percent of Cleveland voters voted yes on Issue...

Ohio’s early voting period shortened

Voting Period Shortened
October 9, 2014

Democrats and Republicans are clashing over a recent Supreme Court of Ohio ruling which shortened the early voting period for this year’s midterm election by seven days. In the past, voters have always...

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