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Can the free market solve climate change?

Brandon Prichard, Contributor

November 26, 2019

If there is any idea that is despised most when debating climate change and environmental protection, it is free market environmentalism. The idea of solving climate change by reducing regulations and taxes doesn’t sound like a viable solution. However, it is the best path for rich and poor nations...

Brandon Straka attracts diverse crowd, allows for open conversation

Brandon Straka attracts diverse crowd, allows for open conversation

Tiana Meador, Editor-in-Chief

November 10, 2019

On Nov. 7th The Minnesota Republic was excited to welcome Brandon Straka to The University of Minnesota, as a part of his #WalkAway Thought Revolution College Campus Tour. Straka, a self-proclaimed former liberal and founder of The #WalkAway Campaign, grew up in a small town of Nebraska, that was not so accepting of his LGBTQ+ identity. Growing up, he thought his duty as a gay man was to vote blue – but in the wake of Donald Trump's campaign, he had a serious mindshift that he felt needed to be heard. In years past, many of the events hosted by The Minnesota Republic and its affiliated grou...

US Military kills ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

US Military kills ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Brandon Prichard, Contributor

November 9, 2019

On October 26, 2019, the United States military conducted a raid that killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS. The attack was conducted at a compound that housed al-Baghdadi and his family in Idlib Governorate, Syria. The attack is being deemed as one of the biggest achievements of Donald Trump’s...

The government should get out of drug prices

The government should get out of drug prices

Brandon Prichard, Contributor

November 2, 2019

It doesn’t take a political science expert to inform the public that our nation is in a period of intense polarization and political strife. It seems that every issue is partisan and that no solution is achievable for an array of topics affecting the American people. However, there seems to be a light...

Harvard Wins Affirmative Action Lawsuit, For Now

Harvard Wins Affirmative Action Lawsuit, For Now

Brandon Prichard, Contributor

October 10, 2019

In one of the most significant rulings on social policy in recent history, Federal District Court Judge Allison Burroughs ruled in favor of Harvard University and their affirmative action acceptance process. The decision which was issued by the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts...

Trump comes to town: wake up Minneapolis

Trump comes to town: wake up Minneapolis

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...

The Apple Card, destined for success

The Apple Card, destined for success

Aditya Saxena, Contributor

September 26, 2019

Of the slew of products unveiled by Apple in the past few weeks (including the hushed iPhone 11), the one that intrigued me the most was a credit card. Apple card,  a physical extension of Apple Pay rather than a real credit card, is a white titanium slab consisting of no numbers or expiration date ...

Augsburg’s unstated political views promote exclusivity

Augsburg’s unstated political views promote exclusivity

Tiana Meador, Editor in Chief

September 18, 2019

On September 3rd, 2019 Augburg's A-Mail, a platform for submitted news and announcements had an event posted with the title, "Undoing White Body Supremacy Series" and invitation for,  "Any white faculty or staff, interested in building anti-racist community and building culture among white bodies." The...

Game of Thrones: A Review

Game of Thrones: A Review

Aditya Saxena

May 2, 2019

This is a review for the GOT episodes for the currently running season that have aired so far. It is intentionally laden with spoilers. I feel it would be an exercise in futility to write a spoiler-free review for this epic adventure. A commingling of an unintelligible, dimly-lit, and a perpetual...

Spoiler-filled Avengers: Endgame Review

Spoiler-filled Avengers: Endgame Review

Michael Geiger

May 2, 2019

Avengers: Endgame is the culmination of a story 22 films in the making. For the past 11 years, Marvel has carefully constructed a universe that is shared by every character on their roster, and in Endgame the fans who have invested their time into watching each one of these films received quite the payoff....

Excluding Trans Individuals from Specific Sports: Not as Problematic as it Seems

Excluding Trans Individuals from Specific Sports: Not as Problematic as it Seems

Tiana Meador

April 30, 2019

We seem to live in a time so shaped around the idea that we must prevent any form of unnecessary oppression As we are finding, our fight for inclusiveness in sports is actually oppressing the individuals in those sports, especially when it comes to women competing with male-to-female transgender individuals. I...

The Grand Master: Tiger Wins at Augusta and Claims 15th Major

Michael Geiger

April 19, 2019

“It fits.” These were Tiger Woods’ first words after slipping on his fifth green jacket following his Masters victory. This statement was definitive, but it was not as definitive as the statement he made on the golf course over the weekend. From his first tee shot on Thursday to his final tap-in on...

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