Columns

David Hayse

“States are where all the action in domestic policymaking is.” This is what I learned from Jenna Bednar, a University of Michigan political science professor and specialist on federalism, when I sat down with her this week.

No war in Venezuela

As is often the case with these things, the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly raised more questions than answers. The two weeks were jam-packed with the events therein, churning out headline after headline.

Can disaffiliated Greek life save itself?

As the fall 2018 Greek life rush continues across campus, disaffiliated fraternities and their relationships with incoming students are left in an uncertain purgatory. Fraternities officially affiliated with the University of Michigan operate under a well-defined framework of rules.

Margot Libertini

On Tuesday afternoon, President Donald Trump expressed his sympathy for young men in America while speaking to reporters outside the White House.

Embrace the nuclear option

Any contender for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020 should support packing the Supreme Court — that is, voting to expand the maximum number of seats so the president can confirm a liberal majority.

Erin White

The 2018 Emmy Awards aired on Sept. 17, 2018 and made history with the most diverse group of nominees ever.

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With the U.S.-China trade war and the sanctions on

Abbie Berringer

CW: sexual assault

Alex Satola

The United States has a long history of disinformation. One of the first major manipulations of the media took place in 1782 when Ben Franklin oversaw the publishing of an entirely fake issue of the Boston Chronicle.

What's in a name?

I used to dread the first day of school. I didn’t dread it because it meant that summer was ending and that I’d soon spend my evenings doing homework rather than relaxing. It was because teachers never pronounced my name right.