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Green Party presidential candidate talks about environmental and economic policy

Green Party presidential candidate Howie Hawkins was disappointed that he wasn't invited to participate in the presidential debates.

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 Party and the Green Party, respectively. This year, both these parties are fielding candidates...

RBG: Her death, her legacy and what comes next

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

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 hero.  Her death leaves a vacancy on the Supreme Court, which isn’t inherently anythi...

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 by “Hollywood elites,” it wasn’t difficult to put on a show for the delegates in attendance...

Politics you should care about

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

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 procedural arguments dominating National Public Radio’s (NPR) soundbites. Debates over precedent hav...

Senator Kamala Harris proposes a bill that will lengthen the school day

Maryam Iqbal, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2019

Last week, Sen. Kamala Harris introduced a bill titled “Family Friendly Schools Act.” The bill aimed at creating a pilot study in 500 schools, ultimately aligning school days with work days in working class communities. School days would end at around 6 p.m., following the 5 p.m. end for working days...

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