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Questions Linger After Government Shutdown

January 31, 2019

The record 35-day government shutdown has ended, at least for now. After stating that he’d be willing to keep the government...

Seattle U Offers Free Tickets To Those Affected By Shutdown

January 24, 2019

“THEIR DOORS ARE CLOSED BUT OURS ARE OPEN!” reads the graphic posted on Seattle University Athletics website and social media. This...

Op-Ed From Senator Murray on Student Debt

Patty Murray, Author

March 9, 2016

I recently heard from a Seattle University student named Cory. He’s a history major and wants to be a teacher one day. But on his way to meeting those goals, he knows he’ll have to continue paying off his student debt for many years to come. And Cory said that’s a tough topic for him and many of his friends. In fact, he’s talked to some students...

Hardball Factor 360°: Why America is failing

Dallas Goschie, Author

October 17, 2013

Well, it’s looking like the government will be open again by the time this goes online. My initial reaction is to be excited. I mean, sure, the U.S. economy lost about $24 billion and we may have, for the foreseeable future, irreperably damaged our global reputation. But, on the other hand, the Tea Party didn’t actually take us into default...

The Government Has Finally Got It Together…Or Did They?

Veronica Mazzolini, Author

October 17, 2013

After 16 days of shutdown, a bill has passed to reopen the government. According to Yahoo! News, the Senate voted 81-18 and the House voted 285-144 to pass the measure. Thank goodness, because without this bill, the country would have defaulted on debt payments. It appears the Treasury Department announced that national debts could not be payed...

Critic’s Corner: A Collection of Films About Corrupt (and Inept) Politicians

Kellie Cox, Author

October 10, 2013

It’s been 10 days since a small group of stubborn U.S. senators shut down our government. The shutdown has proven once and for all that our government officials are nothing but a stumbling group of idiots more concerned with their own egos than the people they profess to serve. At this 10-day point, some civilians are still furloughed, Obama is probably...

Hardball Factor 360°: Shutting Down the Shutdown Chatter

Dallas Goschie, Author

October 3, 2013

I’m tired of talking about the shutdown and I’m tired of reading about the shutdown and I’m especially tired of hearing stupid joke after stupid joke about the shutdown. There are about a thousand other stories in the world that we should be talking about. Like the fact that the governments of many Western nations, including our own, have...

Government Not Found

The Spectator Staff

October 2, 2013

We have to say, we are a little bit disappointed in the government shutdown. It isn’t nearly as exciting as the name implies it would be – but that doesn’t make the fact that it’s happened any less disturbing. Imagine two old-timey lumberjacks felling a tree with a two-man saw – our political system was designed with the Republican Party...

The Affordable Care Act For Dummies You

The Spectator Staff

October 2, 2013

Despite their persistent and creative efforts, a core group of ultra-conservative House Republicans were unable to stop the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Though, to their credit, they did manage to shut down the country’s national parks and passport offices. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a series of healthcare...

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