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Baas: U.S. government must improve election system to regain voter confidence

Jared Baas, Columnist

March 9, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The 2016 election was a period full of controversy, emotion and nightmarish reporting. For some, the election meant losing many of the American values they held dearest. Others saw it as an opportunity for the U.S. economy to...

Stratton and Sawhney: Is change in Cuba in our near future?

Abigail Stratton and Asha Sawhney

April 7, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion

This January in his annual State of the Union address, President Barack Obama announced Washington’s strategy on Cuba was “long past its expiration date.” Obama then ordered Congress to begin the hard work to lift the embargo, and a State...

Students for Justice in Palestine gives lesson on history, occupation

Olivia Exstrum, Campus Editor

January 23, 2015

Filed under Campus

Students for Justice in Palestine hosted “Palestine 101” on Friday, a teach-in for students and Northwestern community members to learn more about Palestine's history, common misconceptions and its current state. The event...

Sawhney and Stratton: A discussion on the Islamic State group and U.S. relations with Iran

Asha Sawhney and Abby Stratton

January 13, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion

After the events of 2014, it is well known among the American public that the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, is an enemy of the United States. Likewise, the public knows that the U.S. does not have diplomatic relations with Iran and that there has been fear of nuclear we...

Egger: Why the US should abolish the death penalty

Philip Egger, Guest Columnist

May 26, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I was in diapers when George H.W. Bush used Michael Dukakis' opposition to the death penalty as a cudgel in a campaign commercial. Since then, according to a 2013 Pew survey, support for the death penalty has been "gradually...