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Socialism not a dirty word, many misunderstand its meaning

Socialism not a dirty word, many misunderstand its meaning

03/14/2019 By Timothy Rush | Staff Columnist  Socialism, love it or hate it, it is something that almost everyone has heard about. Depending on who you are, this word can evoke thoughts and images so varied it almost seems meaningless. To some, the word evokes images of the oppressive Soviet Union or that of the […]

There are more pressing national emergencies than Trump’s wall

There are more pressing national emergencies than Trump’s wall

02/21/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor The good news: There isn’t going to be another government shutdown. At least, not right now. The bad news: Trump plans to issue a national emergency to build a wall along the U.S./Mexico border. Since the National Emergencies Act was passed in 1976, 58 national emergencies have been […]

As election year nears, is U.S. ready for female president?

As election year nears, is U.S. ready for female president?

02/21/2019 By Alyse Kaminski | Staff Columnist  Although we are only two months into 2019, I can already tell you what my wish for 2020 is: for a woman to win the presidential election. I hoped for the same thing in 2016. I wasn’t necessarily hoping for it to be Hillary Clinton, but I wanted […]

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 […]

Trump panders at State of the Union

Trump panders at State of the Union

02/07/2019 By Duke Staff In the second State of the Union address of his presidency, Donald Trump began his annual address to Congress by calling for unity between parties following the longest government shutdown in history. “We must reject the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution, and embrace the boundless potential of cooperation, compromise and […]

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 […]

China: Not the savior we wanted, but the savior we need

China: Not the savior we wanted, but the savior we need

3101/31/2019 By Alexander Wolfe | Staff Columnist Although Russian Orthodox Christmas was Jan. 7, Vladimir Putin continues to get presents beyond the second $3,000 jumpsuit I’m assuming he asked for. The American government just ended a month-long shutdown, the European Union seems to be foaming at the mouth to humiliate Theresa May and the Treasury […]