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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 11, 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...

Sainati: A take to leave in 2017

Leo Sainati, Columnist

January 8, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

In mid-December, Richard Cohen, an Opinion writer for The Washington Post, published a column titled “Who really should have been Time’s Person of the Year.” Curious as to who could possibly deserve more recognition than...

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,”...