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GOP must join forces after Ryan calls it quits

On April 11, just a week after Speaker of the House Paul Ryan met with political donors in Texas to discuss campaign strategy for the upcoming midterm elections, he decided to retire. This is an ominous blow to the already deeply divided Republican Party, which is facing the real possibility of relinquishing its control over…

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Texas may be blue after all

There are some constants in life that people just expect to happen, like Meryl Streep being nominated for an Academy Award every year or LeBron James playing in the NBA Championship. For the past quarter century, a Republican senator winning a reelection cycle in Texas has been one of those things. After dominating every single…

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Trump fails US in Syria

Looking back on President Donald Trump’s presidency so far begs the question of what he has accomplished to date. If  referring to the list of democratic norms Trump has quickly eroded since entering office, then yes, mission accomplished. Problems on this list include electoral integrity, tampering in an independent investigation and the continuation of the…

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Free press requires protection in the US

Freedom of the press has been in danger since President Donald Trump was elected. He consistently blames and attacks the media and this criticism has reached new heights. The protections for journalists have been diminishing for a while, but the United States is the land of freedom and U.S. journalists do get that freedom to…

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Kendrick Lamar wins overdue award

On April 16 , it was announced that influential rapper Kendrick Lamar won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for music for his most recent album, DAMN. With the win, Lamar became the first non-classical or jazz musician to win the prestigious award — although he has sampled Pulitzer-winning jazz and classical pieces in his music. Many…

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Project Now campaigning lacks student outreach effort

With a few days left before students vote on their Undergraduate Student Government candidates, there is a lot we still do not know about the sole party running. Project Now’s presence on the second-floor lobby has been sparse. Though they have tabled and engaged in person with students, Project Now’s campaign has been largely limited…

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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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