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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...

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...

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...

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,...

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