Marquette Wire

The presidential ups and downs

Tim Seeman

January 21, 2010

After months of hope, bank collapses, debates and Saturday Night Live skits, Barack Obama was sworn in as president of the United States 366 days ago. More than one million people crammed onto the National Mall in Washington, ...

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Tim Seeman

January 21, 2010

Jan. 12: As president-elect, Obama writes a letter to the Senate and House of Representatives asking those bodies to release $350 billion in bank bailout funds, which are injected into the banking system in an attempt to kick-start...

OVBIAGELE: Haitian effort promotes unity

Emil Ovbiagele

January 19, 2010

While many around the world were still basking in the New Year's euphoria, the people of Haiti got the short end of the stick, ushering in 2010 with tears and mourning. After tragedy struck in Haiti, the images were horrific....

OVBIAGELE: Assessing Obama’s major moves of ’09

Emil Ovbiagele

December 8, 2009

As the curtains of the year drape down, I want to evaluate 2009’s biggest political landmark — Barack Obama being elected president of the United States of America. Here’s how he’s handled the following issues. Guantanamo ...

OVBIAGELE: More troops needed in Afghanistan

Emil Ovbiagele

December 1, 2009

On the eve of President Barack Obama’s unveiling of the new war strategy in Afghanistan, Americans are sharply divided on the way forward. So what should Obama say today as he speaks to the country? Not easy lullabies for su...

Feingold spoke on controversial issues at Law School Friday

Kaellen Hessel

November 17, 2009

Senator discussed health care reform, war in Afghanistan at forum As legislators work on health care reform and President Barack Obama makes a decision about the war in Afghanistan, Senator Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) asserted Friday tha...

OVBIAGELE: Afghanistan election diverted attention from war policy

Emil Ovbiagele

November 5, 2009

The recent election of Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai did not deserve the attention it received from the West, stalling the Obama administration’s plans for a new war policy. This was ridiculous. Karzai won a third te...

OVBIAGELE: Rethinking Afganistan war after deadliest month

Emil Ovbiagele

September 7, 2009

Napoleon Bonaparte once said, “Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.”  George W. Bush would know better than most how important decisiveness is when the walls are coming down. Warning:...