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Closson: Trump’s latest attacks on black people illustrate deeper issues

Troy Closson, Opinion Editor

November 21, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

In the latest edition of “What black person will Donald Trump attack this week?,” LaVar Ball, LiAngelo Ball and two other UCLA basketball players were subjected to one of the president’s infamous tweet storms. According to...

Letter to the Editor: Virginia’s elections hold significance for national politics

November 21, 2017

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Two strong signals were sent to the nation as the results of Virginia’s Nov. 7 election trickled in: Americans are rejecting President Donald Trump and his conservative agenda, and progressives are energized and ready to help...

New York Times editor talks journalism under Trump

Aishwarya Jois, Reporter

November 19, 2017

Filed under Campus, Speakers

Before President Donald Trump was elected, New York Times editor Dean Murphy said his job didn’t exist. “We have a businessman who has created a whole new vein of reporting that a non-business president may not have created,”...

Sainati: Virginia’s election is promising for Democrats, but shouldn’t be overemphasized

Leo Sainati, Columnist

November 19, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Virginia’s gubernatorial election earlier this month received widespread media attention for voters’ apparent "rejection of Trumpism." These narratives treated Virginia like a contentious swing state, and Republican candidate...

Boyd: Chinese president’s power grabs threaten U.S. interests

Ryan Boyd, Columnist

November 10, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The unveiling of the new Politburo Standing Committee on Oct. 25 marked the end of the Communist Party of China’s 19th Party Congress. The Standing Committee is a seven-member body led by President Xi Jinping that sits atop...

Soto: Trump, one year later

Isabella Soto, Columnist

November 9, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Here we are. 367 days later. A lot of things haven’t changed. For one, President Donald Trump remains in the White House. We’ve seen the rhetoric and violence that elected him rear its ugly head at alarming rates. Brazen...

Elliott: Government regulation isn’t appropriate solution to fake news

Jackson Elliott, Op-Ed Contributor

November 6, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

“Fake news” is a phrase that has become increasingly common since the 2016 presidential election. Interestingly, it’s a term that has been enthusiastically taken up and used by both sides of the political spectrum. Some...

Soto: Negotiating a ‘professional’ online identity

Isabella Soto, Columnist

November 2, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I’ve been on the internet in some capacity since I was about eight years old. Whether it was watching Hilary Duff and Avril Lavigne music videos using my parents’ AOL dial-up internet, tending to my Webkinz or pouring out...

Sheffey: College Republicans should not give Charles Murray a platform

Ariel Sheffey, Op-Ed Contributor

October 31, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

I firmly believe that dialogues between opposing viewpoints are crucial for responsibly developing academic and political opinions. I also believe, however, that some voices dismally fail to advance intellectual debate in a productive...