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Trump’s tariffs do not satisfy moderates

With the midterm elections quickly approaching, Republicans and Democrats find themselves in a political quagmire. President Donald Trump’s move to impose tariffs on China and Europe has found more support with conservatives. It does not satisfy most Americans, however. Recent polls have shown a partisan divide on Trump’s trade policies, which comes as no surprise…

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USG elections need more advertising

The 2018 elections for the Undergraduate Student Government revealed that there is room for improvement in future election operations. The Office of Student Life opened this year’s election application on March 1 and closed on March 16. The mandatory orientation was held on March 22, leaving a month for campaigning until elections on April 24…

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Baruch Residence Hall needs to improve living conditions

The Baruch College Residence Hall located at 1760 Third Avenue has been known for its flaws, but recently it has reached a new level of gross. Despite having to pay between $6,000 and $7,000 per semester for either a triple or a double room, students are realizing that the basic amenities often do not work….

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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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