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A way too early list of potential 2024 GOP presidential candidates

A way too early list of potential 2024 GOP presidential candidates

Nathan Harman, Contributor

March 6, 2020

It’s always exhilarating (and slightly terrifying) every four years when America finds itself in the throes of another presidential election. 2020 is shaping up to be one of the most heated and hard-fought presidential battles in recent memory. So, let’s talk about the 2024 presidential election,...

A Brexit wishlist

A Brexit wishlist

Nathan Harman, Contributor

February 8, 2020

After three and a half frustrating years, it feels like a breath of fresh air to see Brexit finally happen. No, I am not a British citizen, but I must admit that reading about Brexit day in and day out and monitoring its impact on markets made me feel increasingly obnoxious. As a staunch supporter of...

Joe Biden: Savior or Liability?

Joe Biden: Savior or Liability?

Nathan Harman, Contributor

January 1, 2020

Is Joe Biden okay? After a strong start in the polls, American voters are seeing a different side of the former Vice President and veteran senator: a frail, forgetful side befitting a man of his age. The 77-year-old is currently the overall frontrunner of the entire Democratic field, but is lagging behind...

Fabricated rights: healthcare edition

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Nathan Harman, Contributor

November 21, 2019

A few weeks ago, when I was participating in the Bipartisan Issues Group’s ideology debate, the topic of how the government should intervene in healthcare came up. My Democratic colleague gave the well-known figures on the number of Americans who are uninsured or under-insured, appealing to the c...

One rate cut good, three rate cuts bad

One rate cut good, three rate cuts bad

Nathan Harman, Contributor

November 8, 2019

Two weeks ago, the Federal Reserve cut its benchmark rate for the third time this year in an attempt to curb a slight slowdown of the economy. Afterwards, officials signaled that this could be the last cut for the time being.  With a strong jobs report from October and international trade pressures...

Striking against the anti-Big Tech rhetoric

Striking against the anti-Big Tech rhetoric

Nathan Harman, Contributor

October 26, 2019

This is a legitimate quote from Elizabeth Warren in a post on the Medium. This is just one example of many of the resounding call against quote “Big Tech”companies from politicians on both sides of the aisle. But why is this? To start, let’s breakdown some of the common arguments for breakin...

Trump comes to town: wake up Minneapolis

Photo courtesy of rally attendee Craig Sanislo.

Nathan Harman, Contributor

October 10, 2019

As part of an early campaigning effort, President Trump visited Minneapolis Thursday at the Target Center. A large attendance was expected, so it was recommended that attendees begin lining up as early as 9 am for the rally. Even before the rally tensions between the Trump campaign and the City of...

In response to the vandalism of the College Republicans bridge panel

The panel of The College Republicans, less than a day after they had painted it. The vandalism happened mid-day, with a

Nathan Harman, Contributor and Chairman of College Republicans at the University of Minnesota

September 28, 2019

Censorship is a powerful thing. We hear about it in statist nations like China and Russia. We fret about it on social media when topics of government regulation come up. We read about it in our history books when studying nations like Nazi Germany and the U.S.S.R. And now, we’ve seen it yet agai...

Drone strikes in Saudi Arabia have impacts both here on campus and abroad

Authentic Arabian style wooden door with decoration pattern in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Nathan Harman, Contributor

September 26, 2019

Geopolitical tensions in the Middle East are on the rise again. On September 14, two drones struck Saudi-run oil processing facilities in Khurais and Abqaiq, both located on the eastern side of the country. These facilities are responsible for a significant majority of Saudi Arabia’s fuel output. The k...

A personal statement on the need to rename the union

Nathan Harman, Contributor

September 17, 2019

Facts can be evil. If evil facts are public and notable, then they are even more evil. Historical anti-Semitism on our campus has no right to be known privately. I believe that no student has any business being independently aware of prominent historical figures at the University if those figures created...

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