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Horwitz: Organize, vote, then organize some more

Avi Horwitz, Staff Columnist

October 9, 2020

Let me take you back to Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008 at the Vice-Presidential debate between Governor Sarah Palin, and then vice-presidential nominee Joe Biden. That night Biden proclaimed that any future administration he was a part of would not be in favor of gay marriage, saying “Barack Obama nor I  ...

Horwitz: All buildings matter

Avi Horwitz, Staff Columnist

September 11, 2020

Government incompetence contributed to the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001 and is even more responsible for deaths from the coronavirus pandemic. The Bush administration was well aware of the intelligence suggesting an imminent attack on American targets. Likewise, there were plenty of warning signs in...

Horwitz: Nicely worded email, dialogue, no action. Repeat.

Avi Horwitz, Staff Columnist

July 11, 2020

The email announcing Case Western Reserve University’s planned Day of Dialogue on June 10, began by referencing the “Black Lives Matter” mural painted adjacent to the White House on 16th Street in Washington, D.C. As the national uprising against systemic racism and police brutality—in wake ...

Horwitz: Cowardice or moral bankruptcy?

Avi Horwitz, Staff Columnist

April 20, 2020

In spring 2014, Undergraduate Student Government (USG), presented Resolution 23-08 which called on “the president and board of trustees of Case Western Reserve University to divest the university’s endowment from publicly traded fossil fuel companies.” Simply put, USG requested the administratio...

Horwitz: Plutocrats protect their own

Avi Horwitz, Contributing Columnist

January 23, 2020

On Dec. 18, 2019, the United States House of Representatives impeached a president for only the third time in our country’s history. The articles of impeachment detail President Donald Trump’s abuse of power and obstruction of Congress as the justification for sending him to face trial in the Senate...

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