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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...

The petty partisanship games in judicial system

Lindsay Freed

February 25, 2016

Much like the power Justice Antonin Scalia had during his life, the aftershock of his death will be immense. Contrary to how the Framers intended the government to work, our stagnant, uncooperative Republican-controlled Senate will likely do everything in its power to delay or block any attempts by ...

Senator Cotton’s letter wasn’t treason

Joey Brown

April 15, 2015

Dissent, the left used to remind us — although coincidentally and solely during the George W. Bush administration — is the highest form of patriotism. Well, unless Barack Obama is president. Then you’re violating the Logan Act of 1799. If you haven’t heard of this bill, it’s likely becaus...

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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