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Opinion & Editorial

It’s No Longer Summer in Australia

Australia is suffering wildfires, thunder, drought, flooding, and dust storms (Martin Snicer/Flickr)  The United States is one of Australia’s oldest allies. Two years ago, the two countries celebrated 100 years of mateship. Yet our media is giving more air time toward the heating tensions of a Warren-Sanders feud rather than the lethal blazes terrorizing our

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Opinion: What’s the Big Deal about Imminent?

Vaughn Armour, Carolyn Vaziri, and Ethan Weiser in discussion with Mr. Wagshul. (Courtesy/Andy Morris)   Since the death of Iranian Kuds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani on January 3 of this year, the term “imminent” has entered the daily lexicon of Americans following the news.  What’s the big deal about this word? It all starts with the

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Indecision is the Democrats’ Achilles Heel 

Front runners Biden, Warren, Sanders, and Buttigieg vy for the Democratic nomination. (Graphic by Carolyn Vaziri’22) Democrats are torn. Thirteen primary candidates remain, locking horns for the nomination. The crowded field represents a broad ideological spectrum, from moderates like Amy Klobuchar to far-leftists like Bernie Sanders. Is the safest option to select a moderate to

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Soleimani’s Assasination Leaves A Less Safe World

Thousand of Iranians Mourn General Qassim Soleimani on January 6th. (Majid Asgaripour via Wikimedia Commons) Thanks to last Friday’s drone-strike assassination of Iranian Major General Qassim Soleimani, we ring in a new decade amidst millions’ calls for “Death to America” and memes about WWIII and the selective service populating our instagram feeds These concerns are only

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What Money Can Buy: Michael Bloomberg’s Run

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at the Presidential Gun Safety Forum in August. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)     Michael Bloomberg joined the democratic primary on November 24, and with him came his net worth of 55 billion. While his foray into the race drew plenty of media attention, it also begs the question: for

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Trump Administration Endangers LGBTQ Americans

Same-sex couples could lose critical health care if providers choose to discriminate (Flickr/ Jose Antonio Navas).  In 2017, President Trump and vice president Mike Pence met with a legal scholar who advised them on social issues, including the likelihood of reversing Roe v. Wade. According to The New Yorker, two sources confirm that when the discussion

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Don’t Expect to See Kaepernick Back Soon

Colin Kaepernick received an unexpected opportunity on Saturday, November 16. (Flickr) Almost three years have passed since Colin Kaepernick has played in an NFL matchup, and for those anxious to see his return, this past Saturday was another setback. The 32-year-old quarterback out of the University of Nevada has not touched the playing field since

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Too Many Candidates

Beto O’Rourke: Lost in the Shuffle (Flickr) On November 20, ten candidates will take the stage in Atlanta in an attempt to convince the American people that they are the best choice to be the next President of the United States. During the approximately 3 hour-run, more harm than good will be done to all

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Trump’s Trance

Republican Senator Margaret Chase-Smith from Maine, 1943 (Wikimedia Commons).    Sixty-nine years ago, Senator Margaret Chase-Smith, a Republican, stood on the Senate Floor and delivered her “Declaration of Conscience,” in which she condemned her fellow party member, Senator Joseph McCarthy.    Months earlier, McCarthy had announced to the Ohio County Women’s Republican Club in Wheeling,