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Nation drowning under Trump’s program

Nation drowning under Trump’s program

April 5, 2017

Hopefully that wall that Trump is building will double as a raft to save us from the perpetually rising...

Students pop UVM’s liberal bubble

April 5, 2017

A university is a marketplace of ideas. The discussions we choose to have on campus will define t...

Trump’s claims frame refugees as terrorists

Trump’s claims frame refugees as terrorists

March 23, 2017

"This is a nation-wide soul search,” my father’s friend Dmitri said regarding the Syrian refuge...

Don’t let rhetoric divide us further

Don’t let rhetoric divide us further

March 22, 2017

This week, Vermont and the UVM community saw the first community-altering event of Trump’s fe...

Market volatility within Trump’s America

Market volatility within Trump’s America

March 2, 2017

The stock market is inherently volatile—investors will be hesitant in the face of uncertainty and rally...

Gorsuch: preserving constitutional rights

Gorsuch: preserving constitutional rights

February 22, 2017

President Trump's Supreme Court nominee was called an “extreme right winger” in a Cynic ar...

The future in the Trump administration is not good

The future in the Trump administration is not good

February 11, 2017

Here are some of my bleak predictions for our country under the Trump regime: Prediction 1...

Articles fail to present holistic perspective

Articles fail to present holistic perspective

February 9, 2017

Two recent articles in the Cynic, “The Right to Choose in Trump’s America” and “Abortion in Trump’s...

Super Bowl LI mirrors the country

Super Bowl LI mirrors the country

February 8, 2017

On the first Sunday in February, Americans set aside their differences and come together to enjo...

The Affordable Care Act: a moral obligation

The Affordable Care Act: a moral obligation

January 26, 2017

With the new Trump administration settling in, there has been a lot of talk about what is firs...

Realistic repercussions of leaving the UN

Nick Vidal, Junior Political Science and Russian Major at UVM

January 25, 2017

Filed under Guest Commentary, Opinion

Let’s clear a few things up here. The United Nations isn’t an obstacle to American “sovereignty.” The idea that the United States would somehow be more powerful or independent were it to relinquish its commitments to the UN is misguided, frightening, and deeply problematic. Not only does it ignore the fundamental role of the UN as...

Women stand for the true America

Women stand for the true America

January 25, 2017

Half a million people gathered in our nation’s capitol. There was no service on the blocks they ...

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