By George Daugharty   In an attempt to reduce the spread of the coronavirus and alleviate an overwhelmed healthcare system, government-enforced shutdowns have crippled the global economy. No one can say that we had little warning. This pandemic has fallen upon us like a west Texas thunderstorm. From our back-porch rocking chairs, the United States…

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By Stefanie Klaves   What do snakes, salamanders, and high-heel pumps have in common? Oddly enough, there have been electoral districts drawn to resemble all three. In response to these strange, contorted lines, political figures, citizens, and nonpartisan organizations alike have called for reforms to correct gerrymandering. Back in 1988, Ronald Reagan referred to gerrymandering…

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Midterms have come and gone. In an already rapid news cycle that seems to fit in a month’s worth of content in one week, we watch the projected midterm election polling. For more information on various races around the country, check out the election results. Looking at the races happening now, back at 2016, and…

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With the midterm election less than four weeks away, here is a sketch of the US Senate races. Currently, the Republicans hold a slim majority of 51 seats, so every race is extremely important in determining who will hold control for the next session. However, the vast majority of the incumbent Senators are Democrats making…

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By: Gabrielle Etzel Hidden behind the day-to-day political scandals which consume the mainstream media is the impending inevitability of an economic crisis. Although individuals around the world are still reeling from the 2008 financial meltdown, the next recession in America is just around the corner after several years of moderate macroeconomic growth. (The fact that…

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Judge Brett Kavanaugh is currently undergoing his Senate confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in order to be confirmed to a seat on the U. S. Supreme Court. What Happened  On June 27, Justice Anthony Kennedy announced that he would be retiring. On July 9, President Donald Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill…

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August 14th, 2016. Colin Kapernick and the San Francisco 49ers were slated to play the Houston Texans in the first pre-season game. Before the game even started, Colin was sitting on the bench. Nobody noticed his failure to stand since he was not on the field. Two weeks later, when he started in the third…

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By: Philip St. Jean On April 23, Net Neutrality rules were fully repealed with hundreds protesting its repeal and hundreds cheering for its removal. But plenty of people are still asking, what exactly Net Neutrality is? Defining Net Neutrality can be difficult, especially when both the left and right define it and its characteristics so…

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By: Gabrielle Etzel Many Americans are up-in-arms about Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). From Top-dog Democrats––like Sens. Bernie Sanders, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Elizabeth Warren––to average-joe protesters, #AbolishICE has transitioned from a fringe movement to a meaningful influencer of the 2018 midterm elections. So what is ICE, does America need it, and why do some people…

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Need a refresher on the Bill of Rights? Well, here is the first 10 rights that you should know! Want to see other articles about the Constitution? Check out our Constitutional Ignorance article!

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