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The Observer

The new and updated abortion laws in Ohio sanction only extremely specific cases for an abortion to occur.

Updates on Texas abortion law and newly-introduced abortion bill in Ohio

Lelia Durand, Staff Writer November 12, 2021

Abortion regulations date back to the 1820s and 1830s when they were first enacted to target dangerous drugs used by women to induce abortions. By the 1880s, abortion was outlawed across most of the United...

Justin Bibb (right) talks to college students about his agenda, including CWRU third-year Cameron Tong (left)

Justin Bibb wins hard-fought Cleveland mayoral election in landslide victory

Shreyas Banerjee, Life Editor November 5, 2021

History was made on Tuesday, Nov. 2. For the first time in 16 years, the City of Cleveland elected a new mayor after a prolonged campaign. Justin Morris Bibb defeated City Council President Kevin Kelley...

Politics you should care about

Jackson Rudoff, Copy Editor March 12, 2021

Will you get a stimulus check? After weeks of agonizing politicization and grueling attempts to compromise, there is finally a new stimulus package headed our way. The American Rescue Plan, passed by...

President Biden speaks at his inauguration last week after winning more than 81 million votes in the 2020 election.

Unprecedented 2021 presidential inauguration with informative events from CCEL office

Hoai Phuong Nguyen, News Editor January 29, 2021

For the longest time, the end of 2020 was all that everybody looked forward to. However, the early events of 2021, along with the continuation of COVID-19 contagiousness, prove that a rotation around the...

Analyzing the aftermath of the election

Jackson Rudoff, Copy Editor November 14, 2020

So much for a typical transition In case you somehow missed it last week, the 2020 presidential election wrapped up after more than five days of uncertainty, mail-in hysteria and unrelenting Twitter...

A review of Amy Coney Barrett’s swearing in as Supreme Court justice

Dylan Jewell, Contributing Reporter November 6, 2020

Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in as the newest Supreme Court justice last Tuesday, Oct. 27, the third to be appointed under the Trump administration. Her hasty nomination was met with fierce disapproval...

Green Party presidential candidate Howie Hawkins was disappointed that he wasnt invited to participate in the presidential debates.

Green Party presidential candidate talks about environmental and economic policy

Nathan Lesch, Executive Editor October 30, 2020

Because only the two main political parties—the Republicans and Democrats—have a real chance at winning most elections, Americans tend to forget about the third and fourth biggest parties, the Libertarian...

RBG was a hero and inspiration to many. But in her death, her legacy is at risk.

RBG: Her death, her legacy and what comes next

Chris Markham, Director of Print September 25, 2020

On the evening of Sept. 18, one of the most powerful and influential people in America passed away. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was one of nine Supreme Court justices, and for many American women, she was a one-of-a-kind...

A tale of two conventions

Jackson Rudoff, Copy Editor August 28, 2020

National party conventions have, for at least the last few decades, become a political red carpet of sorts. For the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in particular, which regularly sees itself supported...

The New York Times endorsed Senators Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar for the Democratic nomination. Many were confused by the endorsement.

Politics you should care about

Jackson Rudoff , Staff Reporter January 23, 2020

What a time it is to be American.  For only the third time in United States history the president has been impeached. Now, we’re caught in the midst of an impeachment trial like no other, with heated...

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