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Bannister: Donald Trump’s campaign against American civil society threatens the very institutions that hold the presidency accountable

Edmund Bannister, Columnist

January 10, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

The American experiment would not be possible without individuals who strive to understand our society through research, analysis and a careful consideration of nuance and detail. Although everyone has their personal biases, objective...

Sawhney and Stratton: A discussion on the Islamic State group and U.S. relations with Iran

Asha Sawhney and Abby Stratton

January 13, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion

After the events of 2014, it is well known among the American public that the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, is an enemy of the United States. Likewise, the public knows that the U.S. does not have diplomatic relations with Iran and that there has been fear of nuclear we...

Kovac: The costs of functioning government

Matthew Kovac, Guest Columnist

October 13, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

It should go without saying that the government “shutdown” of the past two weeks is not a shutdown in any real sense. Aside from inconvenient furloughs at organizations like the CIA and Department of Defense, the military,...

Break offers time for friends, family and catching up on the TV you haven’t watched for three months

Joseph Diebold, Forum Editor

December 6, 2012

Filed under 2012 Holiday Guide

We're all familiar with the phenomenon. You finally finish that last Friday final, grab your suitcases as fast as possible, say goodbye to your roommate who you don’t like that much anyway but will miss in that weird love-hate...

Movie Review: Complex ‘Argo’ showcases Affleck’s directing skills

Aliza Weinberger, Columnist

October 17, 2012

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, Movies, Reviews, The Current

When I saw Ben Affleck’s directorial debut a few years ago, I was pleasantly surprised. But now, in his third feature “Argo,” my high expectations were not only met, but exceeded. Affleck may be an A-list actor, but he’s...