Taylor Arluck

25 Articles

Democracy is a verb, not a noun

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The lesson of history is that minorities and a disenfranchised majority can (and should) reclaim the democratic process from privileged individuals and institutions.

A Eulogy for George McGovern

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On Sunday we lost a paragon of American liberalism. His death is a sad reminder of the decline of liberal ideology in contemporary American politics and policy.

Mitt Romney will flirt with centrism come general election

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With former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum bowing out, the last of Mitt Romney’s major opponents has fallen in what has proven to be one of the most contentious GOP nominations in contemporary U.S. politics. The general election race to the White House has unofficially begun. The rise of the Tea Party, Evangelical Christians and neoconservatives...

Obama’s health reform is part of the long arc of liberal progress

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On March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law the most sweeping piece of domestic legislation since the passage of Medicare under the auspices of Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” in 1964. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as “Obamacare,” has at its very heart the dream American liberals have dreamt since...

Republican Party stuck in endless tug-of-war

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The Republican Party is currently embroiled in a life-and-death struggle between its moderate and radical wings, each vying for the nomination of its favored candidate in the 2012 presidential election. Over the course of the GOP’s nomination process, frontrunner Mitt Romney, long the bugaboo among many conservative Republican voters, has been repeatedly challenged by insurgent...

The fruitless Afghan war

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America’s war in Afghanistan has officially spanned the course of over a decade now. The initial battle and subsequent occupation of Afghanistan in order to overthrow the Taliban regime and pacify the hostile elements of Islamic terrorism there, beginning in October 2001, remain enduring parts of American foreign policy today, despite the current climate of...