Oct. 29, 2014 – Issue I.IV

2014 US Midterms

midterms_2014_spotlight

via Yale Herald

The 2014 midterms raise questions not only of voter apathy and the effectiveness of democracy within the party-system of United States politics, but also of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, stances on abortion, and jobs and the economy. How do all of these factors contribute to the 2014 midterms, and what will the elections’ outcomes mean for US politics?

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Hong Kong’s “Umbrella Revolution” Protests

via Pundit Press

via Pundit Press

Hong Kong has retained a high degree of autonomy from China since a 1997 agreement between the UK, the city’s initial governing nation, and China. After Beijing officials announced that candidates for a promised democratic 2017 election would be hand-picked by the Chinese government, protests erupted in the city. What do they mean for the city, and the nation as a whole?

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