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Monday, December 2, 2019 - 12:13pm
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With Kentucky voting blue in its gubernatorial election and Louisiana following in its footsteps, Republican support seems a little shaky. In the months leading up to the 2020 presidential election, the outcomes of local and state races can provide some sort of prediction to see which party will come out on top.

Monday, November 11, 2019 - 6:14pm
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In North Carolina, a state court ruled a previously drawn district map unconstitutional on the basis that the constructed lines were blatantly partisan. This is just one example of the ongoing gerrymandering problem that has invaded our electoral system and unfairly displaced voter choices for the sake of party power.

Monday, October 28, 2019 - 2:47pm
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As I was watching the fourth Democratic debate, the realization struck me halfway through that I was bored. Since the summer, I’ve been following the televised discourses religiously to gain a better understanding of each candidate’s platform and gauge their responses to issues affecting our nation before the primary election. But the fourth time around, I just didn’t have it in me to sit through another three-hour show. With a fifth one scheduled to take place in November, the question nagged at me: Why do we need so many debates? 

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 2:11pm
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When I first heard about the lawsuit against Harvard University’s admissions process for discriminating against Asian-American applicants, I was a high school senior applying to college. I was beginning to understand the debate regarding affirmative action and how it could potentially impact my own admissions results. From a discussion about this in my government class, my understanding was that affirmative action was created to ensure equality of opportunity for students who come from underprivileged backgrounds.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 2:54pm
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What starts out as a typical back-to-school ad becomes increasingly more and more disturbing as students in the background of each scene begin running away from some ominous threat. Each child who makes an appearance holds some sort of mundane object — a skateboard, colored pencils, socks — that is then utilized in a manner of self-defense. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 2:49pm
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At the first Democratic debate, he proposed giving $1,000 to every American over 18. This is an idea that few presidential candidates have advocated for as openly as Andrew Yang.

At the second Democratic debate, he presented himself as the antithesis of President Donald Trump. “... an Asian man who likes math,” Yang said, drawing cheers from the crowd.