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Obama Aims to Raise Minimum Wage

On Wednesday, April 2nd, the University of Michigan had the pleasure of hosting the President of the United States as he came to give remarks about raising the federal minimum wage. At 2:45 pm at the Intramural Sports Building, at least 900 students stood by with bated breath, waiting for Barack Obama to finish his lunch at Zingerman’s. In his …

Nikki HallenborgObama Aims to Raise Minimum Wage
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Why President Obama Should Approve Keystone XL

There is currently a heated debate around the proposed Keystone XL expansion – the final stage of a project that began in 2008 and is nearly finished. This article, the second of two articles on the Keystone XL expansion, will explore whether or not the US government should and will approve the Keystone XL expansion. North America is currently in …

Zach WinstonWhy President Obama Should Approve Keystone XL

Why President Obama Should Approve Keystone XL

There is currently a heated debate around the proposed Keystone XL expansion – the final stage of a project that began in 2008 and is nearly finished. This article, the second of two articles on the Keystone XL expansion, will explore whether or not the US government should and will approve the Keystone XL expansion. North America is currently in …

Zach WinstonWhy President Obama Should Approve Keystone XL

Conservative Congressmen No Longer Under Heritage Action’s Thumbs

The Heritage Action for America organization held its first ever Conservative Policy Summit on Monday, February 10, 2014. The daylong conference brought together nine conservative politicians from all over the country to discuss a new reform agenda that will hopefully be pursued in the coming years. Heritage Action is a newly formed policy advocacy organization that works with activists across …

Nikki HallenborgConservative Congressmen No Longer Under Heritage Action’s Thumbs

Michigan Economists Oppose Proposed Minimum Wage Hike

Recently, two University of Michigan Economists, Jeffrey Smith and Chris House, have voiced their opposition to a petition to raise the minimum wage. This petition was released on January 14, 2014, and was signed by over 600 economists, including six University of Michigan professors. The petition called for a hike in the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 …

Zach WinstonMichigan Economists Oppose Proposed Minimum Wage Hike

On the ASA Boycott of Israeli Universities

This past December, members of the American Studies Association, the United States’ oldest and largest academic association dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of American history and culture, passed a resolution endorsing a boycott of Israeli universities. In the election that led to this endorsement, which drew the largest number of participants in the organization’s history, an overwhelming 66 percent of …

Alexander VerasOn the ASA Boycott of Israeli Universities

The Review’s Take On the SOTU

By Andrew Craft President Obama delivered his State of the Union address on Tuesday and laid out many agenda items for the upcoming year. But one key word kept creeping into the 56 minute long speech: inequality. The pervasive use of the word set a strong theme throughout as the President outlined reforms to close the gap between the rich …

Michigan ReviewThe Review’s Take On the SOTU

#BBUM Students Demand Special Treatment in the Name of Equality

Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.” On January 20—the day we honor his life and celebrate his work towards transforming civil rights through non-violence and love—another group, Being Black at UM (BBUM), incited its own message of change. They vowed …

Rachel Jankowski#BBUM Students Demand Special Treatment in the Name of Equality

The 17 Trillion Dollar Question

(Courtesy of www.heritage.org) By Benjamin Park As of January 23, 2014, the US national debt was seventeen trillion, two hundred seventy-six billion, five hundred eighty-two million, one hundred seventy thousand, three hundred forty-seven dollars and seven cents. The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $2.52 billion per day since September 30, 2012. To put that into perspective, …

Michigan ReviewThe 17 Trillion Dollar Question