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Buchaniec: This election season, remember those who can’t vote

Catherine Buchaniec, Op-Ed Contributor

October 23, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

We are a democratic republic — emphasis on the democratic. Despite the founding fathers’ fear of pure democracy, a concept they believed would ultimately lead to tyranny by “mob rule,” the notion of democracy was paramount...

Thuillier: It’s time for a conversation about the system of Supreme Court appointments

Marcus Thuillier, Op-Ed Contributor

October 14, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

It has been a week since Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in to the Supreme Court in what was one of the most disputed and controversial processes in recent political memory. For members of our generation, who have only been active in...

Resolved: Supreme Court justices should not be appointed for life

Alex Smith, Political Union Contributor

October 14, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

In this series, members of the Northwestern Political Union debrief their weekly debates on a range of topics. All opinions expressed are those of the author alone and do not reflect the views of the Northwestern Political Uni...

Schwartz: After Kavanaugh, men need to take allyship seriously

Alex Schwartz, Opinion Editor

October 8, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

I got the notification on my phone in the middle of a meeting on Saturday afternoon — the one telling me they’d confirmed him. Normally, my guttural reaction to bad news is some kind of righteous anger. I project myself outward,...

Buchaniec: Kavanaugh’s disregard for due process de-legitimizes him

Catherine Buchaniec, Op-Ed Contributor

October 4, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

One’s reputation is their most valuable asset. It is beliefs generally held about a person that elicit their legitimacy, or lack thereof. The Supreme Court — an institution that rightfully retains a reputation of integrity...