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Elliott: Media should abandon portrayal of Trump as ‘apocalyptic’ for country

Jackson Elliott, Op-Ed Contributor

January 29, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

Many American journalists and writers — from Charles Blow to Maureen Dowd — have spent the last two years essentially prophesying that Donald Trump’s presidency would prove apocalyptic for the United States. When stocks ...

Letter to the Editor: Being apolitical only serves to perpetuate oppression

January 25, 2018

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

A recent column by Wesley Shirola lambasted the tide of polarization that has swept over our country in recent years. He first cites President Donald Trump, but then, in an act of false equivalency, contends that we should all ...

Letter to the Editor: Personal happiness shouldn’t be put above discussing important political issues

January 25, 2018

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

In response to Wesley Shirola’s column “Ending politicization in 2018 will make everyone happier,” I believe there are some fundamental issues with the idea of treating happiness as an end goal and something to strive f...

Shirola: Ending politicization in 2018 will make everyone happier

Wesley Shirola, Columnist

January 22, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The active discussion of politics is a necessary component of any healthy democracy, and as former President James Madison famously said, it is “sown in the nature of man.” Yet there is undoubtedly a point at which it can...

Hume: Northwestern’s elite liberalism detracts from dialogue, creates exclusion

Jack Hume, Op-Ed Contributor

January 19, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

Northwestern is one of the best places in the world to think, learn and contribute. Our school’s resources — its location, endowment, faculty and students — are a potent combination of strengths that lead the way in making ste...

Durbin subject of Trump’s tweets after DACA meeting

Samantha Handler, Assistant City Editor

January 18, 2018

Filed under City, Local, National, State

U.S. Sen Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) became the target of President Donald Trump’s latest Twitter tirade on Monday after confirming last week that the president called some nations “shithole countries.” Durbin said on Twitter last...

Closson: Trump’s ‘shithole countries’ comments aren’t shocking

Troy Closson, Opinion Editor

January 15, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Calling someone racist always raises eyebrows. Yes, just because we disagree with someone or the policies they support doesn’t mean we can jump to labeling them racist. But when someone consistently singles out, advocates discrimination...

Wolfe: As midterm elections near, take a deeper look at harmful campaign finance laws

Michael Wolfe, Columnist

January 12, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

As we enter 2018, Congressional midterm elections are fast approaching. Stakes are enormous: The entire House of Representatives and one-third of the Senate are up for re-election. November will either show Americans voting to...

Srivastava: Conservatism must shift approach to social issues in the Trump era

Heena Srivastava, Op-Ed Contributor

January 9, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

It only takes a comparison of two political student groups’ Facebook pages to determine the ideological leaning of a college campus. On campus, College Republicans have less than half the number of page likes as College Democrats...