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Threat of government shutdown looms; puts workers at risk again

Threat of government shutdown looms; puts workers at risk again

02/14/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor As federal workers began to recover from the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, a threat loomed still overhead: Would the government remain open for business, allowing funding for countless federal programs to continue flowing, or would it shut down once again if a deal wasn’t struck by […]

Stay informed: Speculations for the 2020 Democratic nominee

Stay informed: Speculations for the 2020 Democratic nominee

02/07/2019 By Alyse Kaminski | Staff Columnist  I think it goes without saying that the 2020 presidential election will be the most important we will see in our lifetimes so far. No matter which way you lean, the issues that are going to be debated and the consequences of the outcome will have an immense […]

U.S. aversion to absolute executive power leads to success

U.S. aversion to absolute executive power leads to success

02/07/2019 By Alexander Wolfe | Staff Columnist “When you have power, people try to take it from you always,” said Lynne Cheney to her husband Dick while the two sat and puzzled about the man’s political future. At least, according to Vice director and writer Adam McKay. For those people who closely monitor executive activity, […]

Assault of Jussie Smollett proves yet again that bigotry still prevails

Assault of Jussie Smollett proves yet again that bigotry still prevails

01/31/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor In the early hours of Tuesday morning, while the Northeast and Midwest prepped for stunning bouts of cold, something even more chilling than snowfall and winter winds took place on the streets of Chicago. Jussie Smollett, known for his role as musician Jamal Lyon on Fox’s Empire, was […]

Democratic Party hopefuls ample in numbers, varied in policy

Democratic Party hopefuls ample in numbers, varied in policy

01/31/2019 By Timothy Rush | Staff Columnist While the government trekked through its longest shutdown in history, democratic presidential hopefuls didn’t put their announcements of candidacies and exploratory committees on hold. With less than two years until the presidential election, the Democratic Party has had a surge of declared candidacies and committee formations. Announced candidates […]

Government shutdown continues at expense of working class

Government shutdown continues at expense of working class

01/24/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor The duration of the nation’s longest government shutdown has surpassed the one-month mark, and as the crisis comes to a boil, almost everyone is starting to feel the heat. Federal workers, either furloughed or working without pay, are struggling to make ends meet. With rent or mortgage bills, […]

Government shutdown impacts all

Government shutdown impacts all

01/17/2019 By Duke Staff Today, the government shutdown enters day 26, having surpassed the record for longest government shutdown in U.S. history (the former record holder being 21 days in the Clinton Administration). However, through all of the political infighting, pointless press conferences and heartbreaking reports of federal workers struggling to make ends meet, there […]

A year in review: Tragedy, politics and progress define 2018

A year in review: Tragedy, politics and progress define 2018

01/17/2019 By Alyse Kaminski | Staff Columnist  I always feel anxious at the beginning of a new year. Who knows what I will remember 2019 for? Will it be a year of positivity and growth, or will it be daunting and discouraging? Although I cannot know what 2019 holds for me or anyone else, I […]

Government shutdown drags on, doing more harm than good

Government shutdown drags on, doing more harm than good

01/17/2019 By Zoe Stratos | Staff Columnist On Dec. 22, the government commenced a partial shutdown after the president and the Democrats’ disagreement over new spending legislation to be passed on Dec. 21. The $5.7 billion wall to be constructed along the southern border of the U.S. was the star of the show. Sticking to […]

Trump-Acosta feud continues, rekindles discussion of fake news

Trump-Acosta feud continues, rekindles discussion of fake news

11/15/2018 By Mitchell Taylor | Staff Columnist CNN has come under fire for the actions of its chief White House correspondent, Jim Acosta, following an unusually heated press conference. Videos of the event show a persistent Acosta refusing to give up the microphone to the White House intern, despite President Trump’s repeated demands to do […]

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