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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,”...

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...