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Editorial: Local elections are more important than ever in Trump era

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board

February 6, 2017

Immediately following President Trump’s inauguration, Americans got to work demonstrating at political marches in cities across the United States and protesting at airports following the now-stalled travel ban. These protests, and the political momentum powering them, illustrate that Trump’s noxious agenda will not be enacted wit...

Letter to the Editor: Response to letter by philosophy lecturer Mark Sheldon

February 5, 2017

I write in response to the recent letter in The Daily written by Prof. Mark Sheldon, entitled “The walkout’s purpose was derailed by anti-Israel sentiment.” His letter expressed dismay that the #NoMuslimBanNU demonstration incl...

Sumra: Trump’s Muslim ban is more ‘American’ than we think

Eish Sumra, Op-Ed Contributor

February 2, 2017

In a recent acceptance speech for her Screen Actors Guild for Outstanding Performance By a Female Actor in Comedy Series, Northwestern alumna Julia Louis-Dreyfus called President Trump’s recent executive order “un-American,” j...

Reed: Reclaiming the term ‘social justice warrior’ during Trump regime

Chase Reed, Columnist

February 1, 2017

The debate over the presence of safe spaces on college campuses reared its head at the beginning of the school year, inviting political pundits to openly criticize universities that provide marginalized students with a community...

Soto: Trump’s wall will only worsen conditions on both sides

Isabella Soto, Assistant Opinion Editor

January 26, 2017

I’m originally from a town called McAllen, Texas. My home is 9.1 miles from the international bridge that straddles the Mexican city of Reynosa and Hidalgo, Texas. While I’m now more than 1,400 miles away at Northwestern, my ...