The Rubicon

Obama, Sanders endorse Biden

On Tuesday, former President Barack Obama endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden. Sen. Bernie Sanders endorsed Biden on Monday.

Nikolas Liepins, Political Correspondent

April 15, 2020

Former President Barack Obama emerged from political hibernation and endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden’s candidacy in the 2020 presidential race on Tuesday. In his twelve-minute endorsement video, Obama called on Americans of “all political stripes” to “unite in a great awakening against a po...

[THE THIRD WAY] Biden the bulldozer

In this installment of The Third Way, Columnist Kieran Singh explores the validity of the 2020 Biden campaign.

Kieran Singh, Columnist

May 9, 2019

It would be highly misguided for people to assume that Biden won’t win simply because he’s not as popular as Sanders, Buttigeig, or Warren on the internet.

The press is not the enemy of the people

The press is not the enemy of the people

Martha Sanchez, RubicOnline Editor

November 20, 2018

The phrase "enemy of the people" threatens the First Amendment and democracy.

Obama’s simple gun law grasps control of an unwieldy debate

The executive action implemented by President Obama soaks up some of the blood that has been shed by gun-related violence in America while politicians have debated the perfect policy to keep the country safe.

Lucas Johnson, Sports Editor

February 5, 2016

The simplicity of the executive action limiting gun ownership allows the gun control discussion to progress, and the government to address other equally important issues.

Column: Carbon limits will help environment and economy, and even better if paired with a “carbon tax”

Column: Carbon limits will help environment and economy, and even better if paired with a

Nick Cohen, Columnist

September 23, 2013

President Barack Obama proposed a new set of carbon limits on Friday, kickstarting a program he’s been meaning to implement since his second inaugural address. They are meant to be more of a compromise than his first proposal, which was shot down by Republicans in Congress. This new proposal, however,...

Opinion: United States Senate should not have refused to pass gun control reforms

Opinion: United States Senate should not have refused to pass gun control reforms

Nick Cohen, Columnist

May 9, 2013

The Senate recently put down all gun control reforms proposed by President Obama, including the Manchin-Toomey background check amendment. Despite the devastating attacks that have been issued all throughout the country this past year, the Senate denied to reform legislation to help prevent future trage...

Opinion: Budget proposal a step in the right direction

Opinion: Budget proposal a step in the right direction

Nick Cohen, Columnist

April 18, 2013

In his recently-released budget proposal, President Obama emphasizes stronger education, along with other key points for economic growth. He argues, as he has for his entire presidency, that better education will lead to a new generation of thinkers and innovators that will help uplift the nation. Earlier,...

Onlookers shocked by bombing at Boston Marathon

Onlookers shocked by bombing at Boston Marathon

Thomas Toghramadjian, News Editor

April 16, 2013

In what seems to be an increasingly frequent occurrence, the nation was again shocked by a senseless act of mass violence, this time a double bombing at the Boston Marathon. At approximately 3:10 PM on Monday, April 15, two explosive devices detonated within moments of each other near the finish line...

Four More Years!

November 7, 2012

President Obama won a second term Tuesday night for the presidency of the United States, promising in his victory speech "that for the United States of America, the best has yet to come". Obama beat out GOP candidate Mitt Romney's 206 votes to Obama's 303 votes in the Electoral College. Florida's votes...