Nobody should have to choose between their vote and their health, but Wisconsin voters faced this decision due to reckless and politically-motivated actions taken by the Republican Party and a complicit United States Supreme Court.
March 10 is a day I won’t soon forget. Classes had yet to be moved online, and I was clinging to the hope that I would get to finish my freshman year in Ann Arbor. Yet, that day, the coronavirus was not on my mind — voting was. It wasprimary day in Michigan and, like countless other students, I went to the polls and cast my vote, proudly sporting my sticker afterward.
Our environment is under attack by the Trump administration. Through the repeal of critical environmental regulations and the systematic actions that have been taken to weaken the Environmental Protection Agency, the federal government is failing the American people and the planet. It is more important now than ever that people raise their voices and push for environmental protection at every level of government.
This March, the presidential race will come to Michigan and allow University of Michigan students to raise our voices and exercise our civic duty. Both the Democrats and Republicans are holding their primaries on March 10. This provides a unique opportunity for people to choose the direction of their party and who they want to see on the ballot in November.
As we grapple with a divided nation and increasing instances of hate and tribalism, we need to increase our commitment to education about the past to create a more compassionate future. On Jan. 27, the world marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day. This year was especially poignant as it was the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp and the end of one of the darkest periods in modern history.
The beginning of 2020 has been defined by international turmoil, ranging from our escalating conflict with Iran to sustained tensions with North Korea. As the United States grapples with these issues and many others, it is more important than ever that there are experienced and competent leaders in critical diplomatic posts.
The University of Michigan prides itself on being a civically engaged institution. From hosting apresidential debate to engaging invoter turnout competitions, the school has touted its commitment to voting and political engagement.
It’s time to change how we nominate our presidential candidates.
The path to becoming a presidential nominee of a major party is long and convoluted. The main events of this process are the individual primaries and caucuses held by each state. The most well-known are the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary, which always come first and second, respectively.
What started as a custody battle in Texas over seven-year-old twins has transformed into a cultural debate that underscores the damaging effects of intolerance and misinformation about health care for transgender people.