Trump presented no real shift to Republican Party — it will not change after him.

The coming four years present an interesting situation for the Republican Party. Trump will no longer hold power as president, but the Republicans will likely still have control of the Senate and will certainly have implicit control of the Supreme Court. Many are wondering if the Republicans’ strategy will return to a pre-Trump form with […]

Democrats will never sweep an election without deep perspective change.

Not all votes have been counted as I write this, but it looks like Joe Biden will be elected the next president of the United States. This result came after days of tense ballot-counting in some of the same swing states that Hillary Clinton lost in 2016. Joe Biden’s victory is a good thing, but […]

Media and big tech’s reaction to New York Post story play into right-wing narrative

On Oct. 14, the New York Post published a story leaking information about Hunter Biden’s job in Ukraine at Burisma, an energy firm. During Hunter Biden’s time at Burisma, an advisor to the board allegedly sent him an email asking how Hunter Biden could “use [his] influence” in regards to helping the company in its […]

Labour’s suspension of Corbyn a cynical attack on the left wing

On Oct. 29, the Equalities and Human Rights Commission published a report in the UK about the problem of antisemitism in the Labour Party. Former Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn agreed to implement the measures recommended by the report to fix the issue. However, Corbyn also claimed the scale of the problem was “overstated for […]

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Nancy Pelosi needs to take Republicans’ Relief Deal

The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has thrown America into its deepest economic crisis since the Great Depression. In times like these, people look to the government for assistance. The last bill passed to aid people during the pandemic was five months ago in May. Congress is currently debating possibilities for another relief package, and Treasury Secretary […]

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There is no such thing as an “apolitical” Supreme Court Justice

Last week saw the first Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. Among the speeches given, a common theme kept reappearing from the Republicans who spoke. Republican Senator John Cornyn claimed the role of the Supreme Court was not to be “policy makers.” Senator Ben Sasse pedantically offered a lesson in “eighth […]

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Harris unable to stop Pence’s dodging and redirecting

Last Wednesday’s debate sure was different from the one a week before. Incumbent Vice President Mike Pence went head-to-head with Joe Biden’s running mate, Senator Kamala Harris. Unlike the presidential debate a week ago, the vice-presidential debate featured coherent arguments from knowledgeable and skilled politicians. Pence showed great skill in debating from an admittedly sub-optimal […]

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Trump’s COVID-19 Treatment is a Hilarious Mess

On the morning of Friday, Oct. 1, Trump told the American public that he had tested positive for COVID-19. His announcement was followed by a wave of other high-up Republicans testing positive, including Chris Christie, Kellyanne Conway and Kayleigh Mcenany. There are, of course, many implications this has on the way the nation confronts the […]

Last week’s debate shows empty shell of American politics

Last Tuesday, the first presidential debate was held between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Given the incredibly precarious state of the country currently, the goal for both candidates was to appear stable, confident and capable of handling the ongoing crises. Neither of them succeeded. Trump was notably aggressive in tone, interrupting Biden so much he […]

Coverage of Trump’s tax returns avoids real issue

Last week, the New York Times revealed in a leaked document the details of Trump’s tax returns. Notably, Trump paid only $750 in federal income tax in 2016 and 2017. In 10 of the last 15 years, Trump didn’t pay a single dollar in federal income tax. Trump denied this claim at the debate last […]