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Voting restrictions show a backslide in democracy

Voting restrictions show a backslide in democracy

Matt Heineman, Opinion Columnist

May 1, 2020

Since President Donald Trump’s election, some political experts have wondered whether the quality of American democracy is in decline or close to being irrevocably damaged. American democracy is in fact dying, and those who do not support Trump should prepare to take more drastic measures and pre...

Success for Democrats is daring to dream

Success for Democrats is daring to dream

Ari Kotler

November 15, 2018

Over the last month, I’ve had to watch President Donald Trump play dumb over the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, stir up hysteria about a nonexistent migrant “invasion” and promise to end birthright citizenship by executive order. So yeah, it felt good to watch Republica...

Democrats caused this government shutdown

James Simpson

February 1, 2018

The recent government shutdown was a Democrat-led stunt that prioritized the interests of illegal immigrants over the interests of American citizens. Senate Democrats filibustered the proposed government funding bill — which contained nothing they objected to — because it lacked protections for Defer...

Liberalism’s true legacy

January 19, 2017

We now know that fake news, real Russians and dank memes are all to blame for Clinton losing the election. It has absolutely nothing to do with the Democrats failing to provide a compelling message other than “She’s not Trump.” We should attribute Clinton’s failure in the pr...

Bernie Sanders attends Democratic rally on campus

Brandon Arcari

October 25, 2016

Senator Bernie Sanders drew crowds at a rally for the Democratic candidate for governor. Sanders came to show his support for Sue Minter, former secretary of transportation, in her race for governor. Minter is running with former state senator David Zuckerman as her lieutenant governor. While the...

Leftist fallacies: corporate influence on public policy

Joey Brown

April 14, 2016

Without immediately diving into the merits of Georgia’s bygone, Indiana-style religious freedom bill, there is something intellectually deceptive about the Left’s position on corporate influence on public policy. On the one hand, dozens of Bernie Sanders supporters, in their #democracyspring...

Sanders fans: if Clinton makes it, don’t back down

Ariana Arden

February 11, 2016

I would like to make a statement that may shock our liberal readers: Hillary Clinton isn’t the devil. Yeah, we’re all “feeling the Bern,” but we have to face the fact that there’s a possibility Sanders won’t win the Democratic nomination. It’s obviously too soon to tell ...

Point Counterpoint: Trump, Carson and a ton of fools Counterpoint: They are not the only ones

Kate Lipman

December 10, 2015

The 2016 Presidential race has been very interesting so far, particularly on the Republican side with so many candidates this time around. In terms of the argument of my counterpart, I have to disagree on a few of his points. All of the candidates except for Trump, Fiorina and Carson, are politicians, with more e...

Point: Republican candidates unqualified

Gaetano Martello

December 10, 2015

The 2016 U.S. presidential race has been different from many in the past. One of the most interesting things to witness is the amount of Republican candidates who genuinely believe they’re qualified for the job. What has captured my attention this cycle is how the standards for being the lead ca...

Party predictions for 2016

November 11, 2014

Last week, the Republican Party took complete control of Capitol Hill.Additionally, the blue governors’ seats in Massachusetts, Maryland and Illinois were taken by conservative candidates.Simply put, the GOP crushed the Democratic Party in a manner reminiscent of the Democratic pulverizing Preside...

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