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We tend to complain a lot about politics. There is an incredible amount of pessimism that persists in every discussion. We perceive Congress and our government to be a constant source of pointless bickering, trickery and sycophancy. To a point, we may be right. Sometimes, however, I think those in public service deserve more credit.
Rep. Bobby Rush donned a hoodie during a speech on the House floor Wednesday deploring the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, receiving a reprimand for violating rules on wearing hats in the House chamber.
The Student Senate approved a controversial bill Thursday encouraging the Baylor administration to publicly advocate for providing certain classes of illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship.
In 1986, Congress passed the Immigration Reform and Control Act, which was supposed to provide a one-time amnesty (and legal U.S. citizenship) to over 3 million illegal immigrants. It was taken to be a largely humanitarian gesture.
My great worry is my generation is not vigilant enough. By that I mean we haven’t given enough thought to ideas that potentially threaten our ways of life, and thus we leave the door open to political exploitation.
Seven states asked a federal judge Thursday to block an Obama administration mandate that requires birth control coverage for employees of religious-affiliated hospitals, schools and outreach programs.
Some congressional offices outside Washington and media organizations have received threatening letters containing a suspicious powdery substance.
Former U.S. House Rep. Chet Edwards stopped by Dr Pepper Hour Tuesday to introduce himself to students during his first week as a part-time lecturer and distinguished chair of public service at Baylor.
Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann swept aside doubts about her political future Wednesday, declaring less than a month after ending her presidential bid that she will seek a fourth term in Congress.