Evan Lewis

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Democrats should seek middle ground

As the fight to combat gun violence ramps up, activists are seeking a new approach to tackle the mass shooting epidemic plaguing the United States. Democrats and gun control groups alike have shied away from bans on assault weapons, rather in favor of other preventive legislation. Advocates are moving away from the term “gun control”…

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Trump intends to miss dinner to avoid ridicule

The White House Correspondents’ Dinner is a tradition that has been around since the early 1900s. The event is supposed to be a fun get-together where journalists and politicians socialize and poke fun at one another. In a political climate where reporters and elected officials are so often at odds, it is a refreshing change…

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Democrats should lean toward center for votes

By now, most Americans have heard that Democrat Conor Lamb’s victory in Pennsylvania last week sent a strong message to Republicans, namely about President Donald Trump’s unpopularity and the growing concern with the upcoming midterm elections. However, there is a case to be made that the 33-year-old’s shocking upset sent just as important of a…

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Jets ponder options after trading for 3rd pick in NFL draft

After netting two quarterbacks in free agency, the New York Jets showed last weekend that they are not done making surprising moves this offseason. On March 17, they shocked the NFL by agreeing to a blockbuster trade with the Indianapolis Colts to acquire their No. 3 overall pick in the upcoming draft. In exchange, Gang…

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Conway abuses position for political, private gain

U.S. citizens like to think that the law applies to everyone. If a criminal act is committed, a person should be punished regardless of who they are. Lawbreakers of any stature have no choice but to answer to justice. Either that, or they can just work for President Donald Trump. On Tuesday, March 6, the…

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Hicks’ departure surprises Washington

The majority of Americans are just beginning to figure their lives out in their 20s. Most people are just wrapping up college, trying to move out, searching for their first job or preparing the long climb up the corporate ladder. Former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks is not like most people. The former child…

NRA financial backing undermines GOP response to Florida shooting
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NRA financial backing undermines GOP response to Florida shooting

In the immortal words of Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr, “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” After yet another tragic mass shooting that left 17 dead at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the typical responses are pouring in from Republican lawmakers. They tweet some version of the cliché “thoughts and prayers” response…

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Beckham’s antics hurt Giants on and off field

On a day where players across the NFL made bold political statements in direct defiance to President Donald Trump’s tweets, the biggest star in America’s biggest city made a statement of his own, though it was less political and more animalistic. After New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr., one of the NFL’s most…

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