Taiwan’s New Liberal Regime: But Don’t Worry, A Cross-Strait War Will Not Happen

Taiwanese President-elect Tsai Ing-Wen On January 19, 2016, Taiwan, one of East Asia’s strongest democracies, made history by electing its first female president in its sixth-ever presidential election. Tsai Ing-wen (pinyin: Cai Ying-Wen; 蔡英文), 59, is the president-elect of the Republic of China (ROC), is the chairwoman of the Democratic Progress Party (DPP), a traditionally … Continue reading Taiwan’s New Liberal Regime: But Don’t Worry, A Cross-Strait War Will Not Happen

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Bloomberg? Probably not.*

By Hadiya Hewitt Former longtime Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg announced four days ago that he was considering running for president in 2016. Disliked by conservatives for his views on gun control, global warming, and abortion, but criticized by liberals for his stop-and-frisk policies and close ties to Wall Street, Bloomberg is likely … Continue reading Bloomberg? Probably not.*

What We’re Reading: 3rd Week

It was a big week for us here at UC Dems (shoutout to all who came to our Democratic Debate last night!), but we still got some reading in. Here's the news that caught our interest this week: The chaos of the GOP presidential candidate field isn't going to be resolved quickly after the primaries … Continue reading What We’re Reading: 3rd Week

What We’re Reading: Eighth Week

Only six days of class left, let's go. Before you do anything else, bad lip reading of the first Democratic Debate: Some great reads from the past week... President Obama and Bill Simmons: The GQ Interview "There's the president of the United States, and then there’s the person who happens to be the President of the … Continue reading What We’re Reading: Eighth Week

What We’re Reading: Sixth Week

Hopefully you've survived the onslaught of midterms and have a reprieve for at least a couple weeks. If you find yourself with some time, here are some great reads from the past week: Real Clear Politics has a very thorough assessment of Boehner's legacy A very thorough profile on Marco Rubio, delving into the hazy … Continue reading What We’re Reading: Sixth Week