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We need higher standards in 2020

We need higher standards in 2020

Staff Editorial

April 10, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Although we’re still on year three of President Donald Trump’s term, everyone seems to be looking at the Democratic Party for what their next step is in the 2020 race. And until very recently, former Vice President Joe Biden was a likely front-runner, although he has yet to announce his bid for...

Charisma isn’t a presidential qualifier, Beto

Charisma isn’t a presidential qualifier, Beto

Ari Kotler

March 28, 2019


Filed under Opinion

It’s 2019: climate change, poverty and white nationalists are coming to kill us. Time is running out. Who will save us? For some, it’s Beto O’Rourke. If you’ve never heard of him, here’s the rundown: he’s a Democrat who, until recently, represented El Paso, Texas, in the U.S. Congress. No...

For 2020, we need to care about policy

For 2020, we need to care about policy

Ari Kotler

February 28, 2019


Filed under Opinion

The Democratic primary is more than a year away, but news outlets have already begun asking: who will you vote for in 2020? Voters’ choice will have profound consequences, but with upwards of 15 candidates likely to run for president as Democrats, the wounds of 2016 still unmended, a battle of ideas between the party establishment and the ...

As 2020 comes, hold candidates to higher standards

As 2020 comes, hold candidates to higher standards

Emily Johnston

February 7, 2019


Filed under Opinion

In the era of #MeToo, it’s not easy to forgive someone who has tolerated  sexual misconduct. Ever since Jan. 2, when I read about several of Bernie Sanders’ staffers being accused of sexual harassment on CNN, I have begun to doubt whether or not he is a good candidate for 2020. The New York Tim...

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