President Obama’s reaction to the failure of the “compromise amendment” on background checks for gun sales was one of the first glimpses of anger we’ve actually seen from him in his two terms in office. And it was for good reason; the compromise amendment should have passed in the Senate. With flying colors.

Gun control is a topic that’s been debated, hashed, and re-hashed since the morning of Dec. 14, 2012. Most liberals are arguing for laws making automatic and semi-automatic weapons illegal across the board — and avid defenders of the Second Amendment are arguing for the opposite: Let’s arm our teachers, they say, and our principals and lunch ladies; according to the NRA, “the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun.”

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Courts in New York City recently halted the progress of Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s plan to ban sugary beverages over 16 ounces from New York City restaurants, claiming that the ban, which would not apply to convenience and grocery stores, was “arbitrary and capricious.” Some judges speculated that this kind of restrictive law would mean giving the state health department “virtually limitless authority.” And sure, it does seem a bit "capricious" to regulate the size of a New Yorker’s Mountain…

The Republican Party experienced a serious — and rather unexpected — defeat on Nov. 6, 2012, from Mitt Romney’s failed bid for the presidency to several lost seats in both the Senate and House. In the aftermath of this defeat, Republicans at all levels of the political system agreed that the Grand Old Party needs some serious restructuring — or, at the very least, a little post-election introspection. It was proposed that a new approach should be developed for dealing with issues involvi…

During the first State of the Union address of his second term, President Barack Obama set some ambitious humanitarian goals, which included achieving an AIDS-free generation, establishing universal preschool and raising the minimum wage, to name a few. But of the issues he mentioned, none were more urgent than his plan for combating climate change — or at least, his notion to combat climate change.

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