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The Once and Future Government Shutdown

The Once and Future Government Shutdown

February 3, 2019

In the shortest and least political terms possible, the shutdown occurred because of an impasse between the Executive branch and the Legislative branch of our federal government. Approximately 800,000 federal workers and government contractors are b...

Veterans Span The Political Spectrum

Veterans Span The Political Spectrum

Kera Morris, Editor-in-Chief

September 23, 2018

There’s nothing quite like evoking ‘the troops’ to smugly make your point in whatever nonsense argument you’re embroiled in on Facebook or Twit...

The New China, Xi’s China

Liam Toomey, Reporter

March 9, 2018

The Chinese Central Committee proposed to amend the constitution to remove presidential term limits, allowing Xi Jinping, the current president, to serve as the leader of the nation seemingly indefinitely. Xi has reached a new height of power with this move. He began his first term in 2013 and will enter his second this month, extending his term until 2023. The ...

Mueller Investigation Indictments

Liam Toomey, Reporter

March 4, 2018

Robert Mueller’s team handed out an indictment of three Russian corporations and 13 Russian nationals with multiple counts of conspiracy of defrauding the US, committing wire fraud, and identity theft. The document reveals the breadth of the what the investigation knows about Russia’s systematic interference in the American political atmosphere since 2014. The fir...

Paradise in Crisis

Paradise in Crisis

February 24, 2018

The president of the Maldives has declared a state of emergency as he arrested opposition leaders, supreme court justices, and his half-brother, the former...

Less Plastic, More Housing? Legislators Consider a Bag Tax

Less Plastic, More Housing? Legislators Consider a Bag Tax

January 30, 2018

UPDATE, Feb. 2, 2018: House Bill 1054, aimed at increasing affordable housing with the revenue from a state-wide tax on plastic bags, died in committe...

Ida B. Wells, Nineteenth Century Writer and Fighter

Ida B. Wells, Nineteenth Century Writer and Fighter

December 12, 2017

Where would society be today without the help of one heroic woman? Ida B. Wells, a journalist and a civil rights activist, took charge of many issues duri...

Congress and Cabinet Watch III: Secretary of State Tillerson is Emptying State Department

Congress and Cabinet Watch III: Secretary of State Tillerson is Emptying State Department

December 10, 2017

Tycoon Rex Tillerson could be the poster-child for oil barons. He held the post of Exxon Mobile's Chairman and CEO since 2006 until earlier this year, wh...

Russian Interference Investigations Follow Money Trail

Russian Interference Investigations Follow Money Trail

December 8, 2017

There are still on-going investigations about Russia, but the story has unfolded since January. Every day brings revelations of astonishing information...