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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 […]

Democrats shouldn’t pull punches in Supreme Court crisis

The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg has created a vacuum in the Supreme Court that must be filled. The essential question regarding filling the vacancy is when to nominate and confirm a new justice, particularly whether or not to wait until politicians elected in November are inaugurated in January. The Republican Party has supported ap […]

Ruth Bader Ginsburg a powerful force for civil rights, right to not have ended her career early.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg has left a lasting legacy from her work in the Supreme Court. She was a strong advocate for gender equality and women’s rights; NPR describes her as “leading the fight in the courts for gender equality.” Since she was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993 by President Clinton, Ruth Bager Ginsburg […]

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Students assumed the risks of the pandemic, not the guilt

It isn’t easy to determine whether students follow social distancing protocol by the overwhelming amount of maskless Instagram posts and Snapchat stories. Socially-starved college students returned to campuses nationwide after living at home for almost half of the year. Even though colleges have implemented safety measures to limit in-person interaction on-campus, administrations have little control […]

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Misreporting on Russian bounty story indicative of growing Russia hysteria

If you follow the news, you probably heard a story a few months ago claiming that Russia was offering bounties to Taliban soldiers for killing U.S. troops in Afghanistan. The story was broken by the New York Times, who used such definitive language as to say “The United States concluded” these bounties existed. It went […]