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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...

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...

Alfaro: Charles Murray’s visit ignores experiences of those he denigrates

Mariana Alfaro, Opinion Editor

October 31, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Earlier this week, Ariel Sheffey explained why Northwestern students should be upset about Charles Murray’s visit to campus — a meeting that was surreptitiously slid into NU’s programming as a “lunch for students and faculty.” In extreme detail ...

Off Script: Laugh about it

Mariana Alfaro, Opinion Editor

October 26, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion, The Monthly

As I walked through the Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library — a pop-up exhibit set up by Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” in Chicago’s Union Station — I couldn’t help but think, “Oh,...

Elliott: Liberals, conservatives should avoid generalizations

Jackson Elliott, Op-Ed Contributor

October 19, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

In my experience talking about politics with both conservative and liberal friends, I have found two observations to generally hold true: some conservatives think liberals are well-intentioned but misinformed, and some liberals...

Wolfe: Third-party tickets not viable in 2020 due to political system

Michael Wolfe, Op-Ed Contributor

October 15, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

On Aug. 1, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R- Tenn.) and U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) announced hearings, hoping to manufacture bipartisan legislation that could stabilize the Affordable Care Act. But then, partisanship stuck its...

Sainati: Don’t give Bernie Sanders credit for socialism’s surge

Leo Sainati, Op-Ed Contributor

October 9, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

We all have that one friend who’s probably a socialist. Seriously, though, chances are most of us may actually have at least one socialist friend –– a reality emblematic of the dramatic, yet predictable rise of the Democratic...

Trejos: GOP tax plan will grow U.S. economy, help working class

Jose Trejos, Columnist

September 28, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

After months of internal debate, the GOP finally released the main points of its tax plan, its major legislative initiative before the 2018 election cycle. While many crucial details are still under debate, the tax plan has greatly...

Sumra: In Trump’s America, it’s never been more important to look at rest of world

Eish Sumra, Op-Ed Contributor

September 25, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

During this tumultuous political period in the United States, it would be hard to cast your gaze away from the scandals of President Donald Trump’s America. The news in this country is so focused on the new administration’s...

Anderson and Neumann: A call for unity among Democrats, on campus and beyond

Calvin Anderson and Alex Neumann, Op-Ed Contributors

April 16, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

Over the past two years, the Democratic Party has been tested greatly. Hillary Clinton’s candidacy seemed to promise a return to harmony, unifying the party around a common vision and an extension of the cherished years of President...