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January 18, 2019

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Opinion & Editorial

Wall or Not, Americans Need the Government Re-opened 

Potential wall prototypes stand outside a border checkpoint in Mesa, Texas (US Customs and Border Protection via Flickr)   This past Saturday marked the 22nd day of what has become the longest government shutdown in U.S. History.  For three weeks, TSA officers have initiated a “blue flue” strike- reporting ill en masse to protest uncompensated yet

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Mueller’s Investigation Could Damage Trump Supporters and Trump-Haters Alike

Robert Mueller could close a final report in the coming weeks. (Medill DC/Creative Commons)   When special counsel Robert Mueller opened an investigation into the Trump’s campaign’s alleged collusion with the Kremlin in 2016, many were overjoyed. Thousands practically salivated over the prospect of a Trump indictment to bring about his impeachment and ultimate downfall.  With

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When Americans Don’t Trust Elections that Make Democracy Possible

Voter fraud paranoia has swept over the nation. (Tom Bullock/Wikimedia Commons) Citing a Pew Research figure showing 70% of Americans are confident in US election security, The Hill proclaimed on Tuesday, November 19, that there is “a high level of confidence in the American electoral system.” Really? Since when is 70% a high or even

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After months of public humiliation, Jeff Sessions is out

  Jeff Sessions, US Attorney General, resigned on November 7. (Gage Skidmore/Creative Commons)   On November 7, the United States Attorney General submitted his letter of resignation to President Trump, who has hounded him for months  Once, Trump was quite fond of his Attorney General, lauding Sessions as “a world-class legal mind,” and “a truly

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2018 Midterms: Mass-Marginalization of the American Moderate 

On Tuesday, November 6, Democrats wrested control of the House from their Republican rivals.  Courtesy/Wikimedia Commons   For the past several years, racism, demagoguery, fraud, corruption, elitism, obstructionism, and just about every other word describing how not to run a country have been rampant through Capitol Hill. Congress can’t agree on anything: every split decision

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Let the Migrant Caravan In – Legally 

The migrant caravan headed for the US-Mexico border has reignited America’s debate over immigration. “Fibonacci Blue”/Flickr   On November 3, nearly 7,000 Honduran migrants passed through Mexico’s southern Oaxaca province on their way to the US border.  This “caravan” has reignited America’s incendiary debate over immigration.  Many of the caravan’s refugees endure the grueling trek through central America

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Georgia’s Voting Rights Referendum

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp is under fire for infringing on minority communities’ voting rights. Office of U.S. Senator David Perdue. Wikimedia Commons Georgia’s race for governor has become a dogfight over voting rights. The deadlocked election pits Democrat Stacey Abrams, Georgia’s House minority leader, against  Georgia’s Secretary of State, Republican Brian Kemp. As the race

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Jamaal Khashoggi and the Failure of American Foreign Policy 

Washington Post journalist, Jamal Khashogi, never exited the Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey after entering it on October 2. Creative Commons/ POMED (Project on Middle East Democracy)  On October 2, Washington Post correspondent Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey. He never walked out. Turkish records show that Khashoggi was horribly mutilated and

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Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation: a symptom of our deeply partisan politics

Brett Kavanaugh is a Supreme Court Justice. What Does This Mean and What Comes Next (Photo/David King via Flickr)  On Saturday morning, the US Senate voted 50-48 to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. But from the beginning, and at every turn, this confirmation process has been botched, mishandled and deliberately gerrymandered.  This has been

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