Monday, September 7, 2020 - 12:36pm

It’s been colloquially called the blue wave, the suburban tsunami and the “Trump thump,” but there is one nickname for the 2018 midterms that we liberals normally shy away from: the most expensive midterm elections ever. Why? It’s not because more women than ever contributed to campaigns, propelling Democrats to raise $2.93 billion.

Sunday, September 6, 2020 - 6:51pm

It has been 218 days since the first COVID-19 case on United States soil and there is still no organized national testing strategy. Despite being warned ten times by public health experts as early as Jan. 18 about the threat the virus posed to our country, President Donald Trump and his administration failed — and are continuing to fail — to take the pandemic seriously. Dr.

Sunday, September 6, 2020 - 4:55pm

As tribalism deepens in the United States and around the world, political polarization follows. The tendency of people to group themselves based on ideology creates environments where beliefs outside of one’s norm aren’t present and ultimately lead to echo chambers that make people unable and unwilling to listen to other perspectives. 

Sunday, September 6, 2020 - 4:34pm

On Aug. 26, the United State’s Departments of State and Commerce announced a plethora of sanctions that are set to be enacted against leaders of construction companies — owned by the Communist Party of China (CPC) — which officials deemed as participating in malign state projects in the South China Sea.

Friday, September 4, 2020 - 9:05pm

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Friday, September 4, 2020 - 5:20pm

The University of Michigan has already reopened with no plans of reversing course. The University has created a thorough reopening plan that is supposed to provide a safe and secure learning experience for all students. However, the plan — despite having good intentions and some good ideas — exists more to provide students with the feeling of safety rather than actual safety: a concept known as security theater. 

Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 7:04pm

Over the course of the last few months, The Daily summer staff collaborated to produce a special edition on systemic racism, titled Miseducation.Articles from all sections — including Michigan in Color, Opinion, The Statement, Sports, News, Arts and Photo — were curated and arranged into different categories with the ultimate goal to educate our community and report on the fight for racial justice in our country and across the world.

Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 3:40pm

Over the last few months, the University of Michigan has issued guidelines and rules for its students regarding the ongoing spread of COVID-19. Of course, intelligent containment efforts are necessary, as COVID-19 represents a serious threat to the health of the University community and the challenges administrators face are remarkably difficult. However, this containment goal does not justify the means the University is employing.

Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 3:36pm

In the middle of the third quarter of the 1984 NFL Super Bowl, Apple aired a commercial that has since evolved into legend. It introduced the Macintosh; however, the new product never made it on screen. It didn’t need to. 

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 2:35pm

In Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, I see myself. I see my family. I see my community. I see my country. This may seem like a strange sentiment for a 20-year-old, white, Jewish college student from New York to hold about a late-septuagenarian Roman Catholic grandfather from Wilmington, Del., and a 55-year-old Black, progressive attorney and stepmom-of-two from Oakland, Calif. So, why do I see myself and my experiences in the Democratic ticket? Because these two leaders don’t let their backgrounds define their policies.