Monday, April 13, 2020 - 6:04pm
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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., will not be the Democratic nominee for president in 2020, just as he wasn’t the nominee in 2016. The 2016 run was the first time a number of left-wing ideas were reintroduced in the public square and they (and Sanders) consistently polled well. Though Hillary Clinton won the race, some Sanders supporters saw a moral victory and many saw better odds for him in 2020; he was seen as one of the frontrunners from the first day of speculation surrounding this race.

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 12:22pm
Anik Joshi

The nation’s 43rd president, George W. Bush, is a polarizing figure. In foreign affairs, the most well-known part of his legacy is probably his decision to pursue military action in Iraq and that will, in all likelihood, remain the thing for which he is known best. However, it is important to consider that this is only part of his legacy in international affairs. 

Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 1:01pm
Anik Joshi

The newspaper endorsement, like the appendix, is a relic of a simpler time that is not particularly useful today. However, like the appendix, the endorsement persists. Before looking at the history of the endorsement, it’s worth considering its efficacy in recent years. In 2016, The Michigan Daily endorsed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and then Ohio Gov. John Kasich in their respective primaries. The Daily then endorsed Clinton in the general election.

Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 12:20pm
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Over the past few years, The Houston Astros have been a team full of cheaters. For three years, the team management used cameras to record signs from the opposing teams’ pitchers and shared them with their players, a prohibited move known as sign-stealing. This behavior continued into the postseason and the Astros won the World Series in 2017 while continuing to use these methods. 

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 10:02am
Anik Joshi

I’ve never been to Missouri, but I've enjoyed many things from the state like Kansas City barbecue and the river. I assume Missouri, like the rest of the country, is filled with reasonably intelligent people.

Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 9:59am
Anik Joshi

The government doesn’t work anymore. Politicians of all stripes decry the fact that no one wants to get anything done. Representatives and senators don’t compromise because they have no incentive to do so. This was not always the case.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 9:52am
Anik Joshi

In Rick Santorum, Sean Duffy and every other commentator on cable news, there is a politician. More importantly, there is content. The outrage cycle is just a part of that content, and as long as there is more content, everyone is happy. Duffy, formerly of “The Real World” fame, was elected as part of the 2010 Tea Party wave to Congress, where he remained for almost ten years until resigning in September of 2019.

Monday, January 13, 2020 - 11:06am
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Term limits are a solution frequently championed by both the left and right as a way to bring new people into office who offer new solutions to old problems. Term limits are an idea with widespread support: Tom Steyer, one of the billionaires running for the Democratic nomination, voiced his support for term limits.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 11:10am
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All three of the last presidents have emphasized the need to draw down American involvement beyond American borders. President George Bush ran an isolationist campaign and his administration proceeded to embrace neoconservatism and nation building.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 12:24pm
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The NBA’s recent dispute about Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey’s Hong Kong tweet made the headlines as an example of a Western company bending the knee to China’s Communist Party, but it was less the exception than the rule.