Tag: barack obama


Defining Macalester: Shimon Peres and the statements we endorse

On September 29, Macalester’s U.S. flag was flying at half-staff at the direction of President Obama and in memory of former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres. He was a leading force in the founding and development of Israel since 1948. At his funeral, President Obama compared him to the likes of Nelson Mandela…


Obama and the current state of migrants

In President Obama’s latest State of the Union address, the President cursorily paid lip service to an important, insidious problem in America: our failing immigration system and the uncertain futures of undocumented migrants. In only two sentences, Obama told Congress that immigration reform “means strong border security… [and] putting more boots on the southern border.”…